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The English language is the world's number one communications vehicle and information source. But it does so with the cooperation of such major non-English languages as Mandarin Chinese. Contributors typically want to know about the native languages and cultures of former colonies in Africa and Asia; immigrant, minority ethnic and refugee communities worldwide; indigenous Australians; Pacific Ocean islanders; and Scandinavian and Slavic countries.

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Soccer is no harder than any other sport, and a lot easier than most, to get the basics of - many start playing soccer before they are 10. After that it just takes practise.
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I used Rocket Languages and learned Spanish in one week! So i would say Rocket Languages. B.The best way to learn spanish is to listen to people speaking and try to practice by getting involved in the conversation. watching t.v. in spanish or listening to music in spanish also helps a lot. =)
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The English language is firmly rooted in its Nordic origins or Anglo Saxon. The language evolved through common useage by Angles (Danes), Saxons(Northern Germans) and Jutes (Danes)whose tribes were in close cultural and physical contact prior to their arrival in England in 449 as invaders. The basic…
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The English language is Germanic and has its early origins in the tribes of North Western Europe, The Jutes from Jutland peninsular in Denmark, The Angles from Southern Denmark and the Saxons of North Germany before they invaded the Romano -Brythonic speaking Isle of Britannia in 449 AD when it beca…
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The Celts originated somewhere in France and the different languages sprung from their language. Gaeilge is what is spoken in Ireland, Scots Gaelic is spoken in Scotland and Welsh is spoken in Wales.
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The primary language of the Irish Republic and N.I. is English. The native language of Ireland is called Irish (Gaeilge) by the Irish and 'Gaelic' by non-Irish. It is a community language in parts of 3 counties today and is a school subject in the Republic. There is government support for the langua…
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Learned journals written for scholars by scholars use English text with references to German and french words and phrases along with original greek and latin words and phrases. It has none. History is a scholarly account of the past, delivered in whatever language or by whatever means. As in other …
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ANSWER A Christian should not marry a non Christian (2 Corinthians 6:14). However, if a man and woman are already married and one of them becomes a believer, they need not divorce their partner. Allow that person to leave of their own initiative if they wish (1 Corinthians 7:12-13). Otherwise, they …
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'Hello' in Different Languages A Abkhaz; Mshybziakua Afrikaans; Goeie Dag Ainu; Irankaratte Albanian; Tungjatjeta Amharic; Tadiyaas Ancient Egyptian; Iiti em Hotep Apache; Daazho, Ya'Atay Arabic; Marhaba, As salam ulaikum, Wa laikum salam (response to previous greeting) Aramaic (Syriac); Sc…
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Ireland has 2 official languages: Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge), referred to as "the first official language", and English. Laws, etc., are published in both languages but in the event of a legal challenge or interpretation the Irish version has precedence over the English. Irish is the old native lang…
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An opinion only:England was at one time ruler of a large portion of the world. In these areas you had to speak some English to be able to have any dealings with the government. There was no allowance for mother tongues and indigenous languages in those days. This gave a large number of English speak…
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Language is related to culture in that language not only frames our thoughts but also reflects events that a particular culture experiences. For instance, the native people of Alaska have more than twenty words for snow. There can be serious consequences if one uses the wrong word in that certain w…
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Yo mama so lazy she thinks a two-income family is when yo daddy has two jobs. Yo mama so stupid she puts lipstick on her head when she's trying to make up her mind. Yo mama so stupid she returned her M&M's because they were all W's. Yo mama so ugly she makes blind children cry. Yo mama so ug…
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The following geometers were born in turkey; Thales of Miletus (c. 630-c 550) Anaximander of Miletus (c. 610-c. 547) Anaximenes of Miletus (fl. c. 546.)
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If you go to google and you click on extras, you can translate English into Latin Spanish French German Chinese Italian or vice - versa This Is only a translator, But will help you learn the language However, The dialects might change the language, so in that case you would Have to buy a language di…
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Welcome, as in BORD FÁILTE, the Irish Tourist Board.
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Spanish Speaking South American Countries Argentina Bolivia Colombia Chile Ecuador Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela Other countries and their national/official language: Brazil - Portuguese Guyana - English French Guyana - French Suriname - Dutch
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Spanish Speaking Countries Most countries have an "official national language." Out of all countries and their "official national languages," 21 of them use Spanish. The countries by continent are as follows (in parenthesis their capitals) Europe 1. Spain (Madrid) Africa 2. Equatorial Guinea (Malabo…
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Origination of the Spanish Language Since Spanish is derived from Latin, the earliest possible date for the origin of Spanish can't be any earlier than when the Romans started to settle in the Iberian Peninsula - c. 200BC.However, it would make better sense to go for the date when Latin spoken ther…
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Answer A very effective book is called Horizontes, Gramatica y conversacion, a colelge text book that clealy illustratets the tense with examples. However, the book is written completely in spanish I don't know of a book specifically about the subjunctive but, practice makes perfect: complete …
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Other Bantu languages include * in Central and Eastern Africa o Swahili o Lingala o Luganda o Gĩkũyũ o Bukusu o Lusoga o Kikongo o Chichewa o Chiyao o Kihaya o Kichagga o Kinyarwanda o Kirundi * in Southern Africa o Shona o Ndebele (Sindebele) o Tswana (Setswana) o Sesotho o Zulu (isi…
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Soccer is the most popular ball sport in most countries, except the US.It can be played anywhere. You don't even need a ball, a pair of rolled up socks will do.Tthere was even a joky quiz show in Britain called "Jumpers for Goalposts" about soccer.TranslationEnglish Jumper = American sweaterLittle b…
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The dictionary of occupational titles [DOC]- no longer in print, listed more than 20,000 different job types. Of course every month there were masses of changes in different job types as new ones became available and old ones became obsolete. .
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Answer The reality is lender's really don't care what the person's situation is, they simply want their money. The best option, however, is to contact the lender by phone and explain the situation so as to learn what the lender's policy is in such matters. A letter will likely get a response of…
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Answer Accents are influenced by geographic separation, cultural influence, and other languages from closest geographic regions. Think about the way American Southerners speak in Tennessee vs. Louisiana. In Louisiana the accent is very French influenced. When the English colonised Australia it w…
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The most useful languages other than English for world travellers are those that are:1. used by at least a significant subset of people2. throughout a large area3. where English isn't widely used.Depending on the region of the world in which you are most interested (and leaving aside the varying dif…
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Irish (Gaelic):Éirinn go brách (aer'-rin guh brawch)Scottish Gaelic: ...
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Translation from Ulster Irish: "Well. How are you? You are a fine looking man". With the accent marks: "Bhuel, cad é mar tá tú? Is fear dóighiúil thú."
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Buy a Spanish book and enroll in a class, OR If you don't like books you can always learn Spanish with interactive course. There are many courses, but I highly recommend Rocket Spanish, I've learned with it. It's not expensive and it is a full course and you can learn Spanish in 3 months or so. Se…
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Answer OK, which of the dozens of Spanish speaking countries are you referring to? There are several currency converters available on the internet. Here are a couple of them : http://coinmill.com/ http://users.hunterlink.net.au/~ddpay/currency/ ==== The best solution would be to add http://c…
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Answer Native American languages are almost all dying out with only a few exceptions. The languages of Papua, New Guinea are only spoken in Papua, New Guinea, often by only a single village or small collection of villages. Latin is least popular because it is considered a dead language.
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ASL is different in that it uses three-dimensional space with the hands and body, rather than sounds from the vocal cords, as the dominant form of communicating a language. It is also different from other sign languages, just as 'normal' languages are different from each other, in the words used, an…
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The United States does not have an "official" or "national" language.MrVThe de facto language of the US is English.
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You can check out some of the websites .
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Answer I'd figure you'd likely get fewer answers, but perhaps more focussed answers out of the process. I'Ve seen some questions I can't even understand, because the questioner's grasp of English is too poor to allow them to write the question clearly. Doing it in their mother tongue seems like a…
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1: The simplest language to learn is probably Visual Basic. However it can be limiting depending on what you want to do. You can write web based applications with it. C++ is not the easiest language to learn from scratch, in fact it is probably the hardest. Seems to me that you need to learn about …
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There are many countries that speak spanish either as an official language or a national language (or both). Here is a list: Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Ecuador Perú Paraguay Uruguay Venezuela México Guatemala El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua Costa Rica Panamá Cuba Puerto Ric…
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Go to Mexican speaking restaurants as often as possible. Watch as many shows and movies in Spanish as you can, also the children show Dora The Explorer is a great way for some people to learn the language. Some teachers believe that the best way to learn any language is to give a spelling test of so…
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SpanishThe only inhabitants of Uruguay before European colonization of the area were the Charrua Indians, a small tribe driven south by the Guaraní Indians of Paraguay.The Spanish arrived in the territory of present-day Uruguay in 1516, but the Indians' fierce resistance to conquest, combined with …
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There are 35.5 million people in the U.S who speak Spanish. About 10.4 percent of the population in the United States speaks Spanish.
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South American Countries Where Spanish Not Widely Spoken Brazil and Suriname Brazil is not spanish and it does not speak spanish
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I'm sure there are plenty, but one I know of is called Nsibidi. Here's a link to some info on it:
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Buenos Aires, Argentina Madrid, SpainMexico City, MexicoSevilla, SpainAndulucia, SpainBogota Colombia Santiago, ChileLima, PeruGuadalajara, Mexico
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About 417 million people today speak Spanish.
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Because the Spanish empire had many colonies. They conquered most of Latin America between the 1500s and the 1600s and imposed their language on the natives.There are 19 Countries that Speak Spanish, and an additional 7 more were Spanish is regularly used, at least in some areas. The following 13 c…
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National Language of Costa Rica Costa Rica's official language is Spanish. On the Caribbean Coast a small minority of Jamaican descendants, less than 100,000, speak a local version of English called Mekaytelyuw (an English based creole language), and many costarricans can understand and speak a b…
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According to the Spanish Constitution Spain has only 1 official language: Spanish. The national government also recognizes 4 regional languages: Basque, Catalan and Galician, because the autonomous region where they are spoken has also recognized them. There is a provision for this recognition in …
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English is the most widely spoken language with 1.5 billion speakers, only of which about 405 million had English as their first language. Mandarin is the language with the most people who have it as their first language, with 873 million people.
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This depends completely on which colony you're referring to. They spoke many different languages. It could be English, Dutch, French, German...
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The Spanish language developed mainly from Latin. 75% of the Spanish language is Latin in origin. The other 25% is mainly from Arabic. In the Americas, the native languages have had a huge influence on the language. The are hints of Germanic influence (mainly from Visigoth). Influence from Basque an…
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You want the Latin America CD-- pronunciation and vocabulary are significantly different from the Spain CD.
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There are an estimated 6,700 recognized languages in the world. Most of them are spoken by fewer than 1,000 people.
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The language of the Romans was Latin. Spanish is one of several modern languages which evolved from Latin and are known as the Romance languages. These include Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian.While derived from Latin, and closely similar to Italian and Portuguese, Spanish also has …
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The Celtic language family is divided into a "Goidelic" (Irish, Scots and Manx Gaelic) as well as a "Brythonic" branch (Welsh, Breton, Cornish). In other words, Gaelic is a part of the larger Celtic universe.
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Accent Similarities? As North Lincolnshire was once part of Yorkshire you could say it is identical. However within Yorkshire there are many different accents, even between the four towns of South Yorkshire, Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham the accents are distinctive. North Lincolns…
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There are roughly 6,800 languages according to the Ethnologue Organization and Linguistic Society of America estimates, but it is difficult to establish the actual number. We are losing languages by the month as native speakers of those languages die out. There may be places where schools qualify pe…
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One Answer: A lot of names are believed to be Irish but are not. A great place to see true Irish names is www.babynamesofireland.com. There you can see pronunciations as well. For example, Zaira, Kelsey, Peyton, Africa, Gracie are not IRISH names, more of American-Irish names.Laoise - (Lee-sha)Ciar…
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Japanese Characters The modern Japanese language really has three distinct alphabets: "Kanji," are the ideograms that the Japanese share with the Chinese and are symbols for objects or ideas-they number in the thousands and are therfore highly inpractical. The Japanese, realizing that Kanji had…
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In UK we speak (wait for it....) English ! I say old Chap, it is the Queen's English to be precise. Toodle pip.
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Multilingualism is integrated into the country's education system. Also, multilingualism has led to the adoption of English as the official language of the country in order to allow for easier communication.
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Answer Each language has its own grammar rules, sentence structure and word usage. It is very difficult for a person to adopt a second language, because s/he has been influenced by the first language from birth. Accent is also one of the major hindrances in learning a second language. The in…
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123Japanese is a very good website for vocabulary because it is organised, and has the largest vocabulary list both in romaji and kana. About.com's Japanese section is fantastic for all parts of Japanese, especially kanji. One of the downsides is that it's quite difficult to find information, t…
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No person sat down and thought, OK, today I'll invent a language! After all, doing so would require that they already knew a language with which to express their thoughts, and you quickly get into a circular discussion. Most animals have cries or sounds that mean certain things to them. We primates*…
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Language(s) in Poland The main language is Polish. However, one may be able to "get by" using English in tourist areas. According to a website called Ethnologue, there are many additional languages in Poland. See the Related Links below for more information, but meanwhile here's the list: Belarusan;…
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The official language of Iraq is Arabic.
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Shibu In Chinese pronounciation Shibu means "Ten Step" Shi = ten, bu=step The sum of alphabetical order of letters in SHIBU is 59 and this makes SHIBU arithmetic buddies with words like Learned, Liberal, Sober, Pert, Ironic, Delicate, Joker, Kicky, Limber, Logical, Solid, Moral. This would be ref…
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English, well nearly
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The official languages are Swahili and English. See this site for more information: http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya English and Ki Swahili are the two official languages. Kikuyu, Maasai, Kamba, and Luo are also widely spoken (http:/www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/countries/Kenya.html). Visit Ethno…
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The Indo-European Languages These include a wide range of lanuages, but NOT those spoken in the Far East. Please seek the link.
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ANSWER I think it is because it is easy to learn it and many british and Americans set sail to other countries and helped them in improving their country, agriculture and etc. ANSWER At the height of British power, it was literally true that the sun never set on their Empire - they had significan…
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its something different well you have to try hard and if you are younger is better!but i think u cannot easily!its one of the most difficult languages :P ****************************** greek is pretty hard to learn...but i have to learn it for school so yea. at first its really …
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Linguistically, Turkish is not closely related to French or Arabic, however because of close collaboration between the Turks and the French and the Arabs, there are a lot of "loan words" in Turkish from French and Arabic. Linguistically Turkish is very closely related to Turkmen and related languag…
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Opinion People who speak more than one language with any fluency will generally answer yes, but among linguists opinion varies on this question. Some people believe that the thoughts remain constant and only the words -- the translations -- change. Others argue that language represents culture and t…
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Portuguese is the 1 and only official language of Portugal, spoken by virtually everyone. Mirandese is a government-recognized language with an estimated 5,000 primary speakers, and a total 12,000 bilingual speakers, in northeastern Portugal. Here is a list of all 8 languages spoken in Portugal:…
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It takes time to learn the English language! You can learn English by taking classes or studying online. There are many websites that offer free lessons, articles, worksheets, and tips to help you learn English. To learn the English language, you need to study English grammar and vocabulary. Take t…
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Most of the North African countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, etc. Answer: There are 21 Countries in Africa that speak French: BeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCentral AfricanRepublicChadComorosCongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoCote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)DjiboutiEquatorial GuineaGabonGuin…
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Answer :Language is never the entity which has been invented or scripted in isolation. It certainly has evolved gradually with the continuous development of a culture. A culture being a building made of social behaviors, human emotions, or way of expressing feelings, the language has continually ada…
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When a Language is well developed then If any political party arises between that language people then the political group will be a linguistic group. The political group will support the customs followed the language speakers. thus they become supporters of the particular group people thus the gain…
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Language of people of Istanbul is mostly Turkish, but there are some of them who know Kurdish and Arabic.
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The manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction cleaning.
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You can learn how to speak Spanish Online with a few programs like Rocket Languages http:/learnhowtospeaklanguagezperiodzcom/learn_how_to_speak_spanishzperiodzhtml Edit by Engl1sh: You can also try out the Rosetta Stone program learn spanish from your spanish friends
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Differences in Spanish I don't know that if this will help you or not but my father is from Barcelona, Spain and he speaks Catalan which is like saying someone speaks proper English instead of plain old English [NOT EXACTLY. CATALAN IS A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE]. In the US there are so many different …
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English is an Indo-Germanic language originating in Canada, and is the first language for most people in the the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, united kingdom, and the Anglophone Caribbean. The English language is Germanic and has its early origins in the tribes of North We…
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According to the rest of the world, Russian and English are just about the hardest languages to speak. Although most people who speak those think it is easy, it is because it comes first nature to them. The answer to the hardest language to learn in the world is largely subjective -opinion- and de…
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This is a matter of opinion, but Africa is the main contender for this title.
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The easiest language to learn is the one that is spoken to and around you while you are an infant. You learn that one without consciously trying. Once you are older, the easiest languages to learn are those that are closely related to the first language you learned as an infant. After your first lan…
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Carpet Cushion or "padding" is just as important as the carpet itself. There are various different types of materials used in carpet cushion. Many years ago, natural fibres (horse hair etc) were used to make a "felt" pad. Synthetic fibres are now used. Felt is used typically were there is commercial…
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There are about 6900 known languages worldwide. For more information, see the link below. Keep in mind many of these are variations of one another and some are only spoken by a handful of people. There's a problem with this, though. The distinction between a language and a dialect is abitrary. There…
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Some Spanish speaking countries include: Spain, Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatamala, Cuba, Bolivia, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
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All the festivals in Mexico have tradintonal foods but really Mexicans eat Daily life foods such as torttials and pancakes. and to all my burritoes out there Taco Bell rules!!! (Migel V.) They eat really spicy foods!LOL!
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The Rotokas alphabet has just 12 letters, all taken from the Latin alphabet. The language itself has three distinct dialects.
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English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani and many many more(like over 100 languages) very few Nigerians speak one or more but all or most speak none or English. English is probably what you will hear most times
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Why is English hard to learn? How hard or otherwise English is to learn will depend on the learner's native language. The difficulty isn't absolute. For example, if your native language is Dutch, you should find English much easier than if your native language is Hungarian or Catonese, for exampl…
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Most countries have one (e.g. Argentina - Spanish; Iceland - Icelandic) or more (e.g. Canada - English, French; Israel - Hebrew, Arabic; Nauru - Naurian, English) official language. However some countries (e.g. Japan, United States of America, and the United Kingdom) do not have an official languag…
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Xian, capital of Shaanxi. Is pronouced like: Shee-an If you go to dictionary.com and type in anything, you can turn up your volume and press the megaphone looking button for the pronunciation.
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