• Posts Tagged ‘Translation’

    Translation Tuesday–vizlingo!

    by  • June 12, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 0 Comments

    Hello, my dear GLNers! Have you ever wanted to communicate something in a different language, but you weren’t sure which language exactly you needed? Perhaps you couldn’t understand someone, and also couldn’t tell what language they were speaking? Well, if you’ve had this dilemma (or if you’re just bored and are looking for an...

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    Translation Tuesday–Rosswurst!

    by  • May 22, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 0 Comments

    Happy Tuesday, GLNers, and hang on to your stomachs! Today’s translation story might be a bit much for you if you get grossed out easily, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! This particular story takes place in Germany. The setting: Freimarkt, an Oktoberfest-like festival that occurs in northern Germany every fall. I was...

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    Translation Tuesday–The Other English!

    by  • May 15, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 0 Comments

    Happy Tuesday, GLNers!  Hoping for a sunny day today…  A close friend, who resides in London, was recently teaching me the British way of speaking English.  This might surprise a non-native English speaker:  American English vocabulary often differs from British English.  Here is a “translation” of names for articles of clothing that could be...

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    Translation Tuesday–nekojita!

    by  • May 8, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 1 Comment

    Have you you ever heard a phrase in a foreign language and thought you understood it, but then realized that…you didn’t understand it at all? You understood the literal translations of the words, but had no idea why they were being used or what the person was trying to say. This might happen to...

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    Translation Tuesday–A Little Hawaiian!

    by  • April 24, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 2 Comments

    Hello my lovely GLNers, I hope the week is treating you well so far! Today I’ve got an interesting translation situation for you, all the way from Hawaii and thanks to Bill, one of our students! It turns out that in Hawaiian the word “limu” can have a few different translations. Literally, it’s a...

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    Translation Tuesday–Translation Overload!

    by  • April 17, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 1 Comment

    Hello, my dear readers! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start so far! But in case you’re feeling a bit bored, I have something special in store for you. Translation Tuesday is all about the joys of translation (as well as the embarrassing situations that often result from mis-translations), so with...

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    Translation Tuesday–Guest Post from Lincoln!

    by  • April 10, 2012 • Tuesday Posts • 0 Comments

    Greetings, lovely GLNers, and welcome to Translation Tuesday! Today we’ve got a treat for you: a guest post from our Swedish teacher, Lincoln. Read on to experience one of his finer moments learning Swedish! Swedish “Klia” versus “Kila” — Big Difference! Circa the late Eisenhower Administration, I had the distinct privilege of being an...

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