Archive for September, 2014

A Helpful Youtube Channel for Non-Native Speakers: Pronunciation Hub

You know Turkish is an agglutinating language and the suffixes are added to the end of the words. For this reason, you should be acquainted with foreign pronunciations to be able to add the right kind of suffix since the vowels of the suffix change according to the phonetic of the word! 🙂 I know it is crazy and confusing but don’t panic!

The other day, I was looking for the exact pronunciation of “Beyonce” because I needed to add some suffix after the name in a document. I googled it and I stumbled upon this helpful Youtube channel: Pronunciation Hub!

This channel is helpful not only for non-native speakers but for the native speakers as well because some celebrity names are quite— challenging! 🙂

Anyway, you can just subscribe to this channel; who knows, you may need it one day! 🙂

Here is another challenging one! 🙂

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Things British People Say Vs What They Actually Mean.

Although the languages have the rules and a construction, it is totally culture specific. Non-native speakers take things literally and it is not easy to see how a culture and a different intonation alters the meaning of a sentence totally.

The other day I came across to this 9gag post and I want to share the parts that I like most (thats why they have weird numbers). I also want your opinion about how true they are. 🙂

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Source: http://9gag.com/gag/a0PdxNX

Most People Don’t Understand These 20 Things, But Now You Will

I guess it is in our nature to be curious about almost everything about the cultures, languages and even the trivial things in everyday life.

I’ve found a post compiling some things that people generally get confused. Here you can find some of them. Do you also can’t tell the difference between them? Some of them, I can’t. 🙂

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Source: http://9gag.com/gag/ae3Nx4v?ref=fbp

Emoji Language

With internet and the smart phones, the concept of “chatting” has been changing as well. We use many abbreviations and internet jargon even while talking to our aunts or grandpas! 🙂 

I always think that we also go back to Egyptian times in terms of language, which means we use one picture for a sentence. This new emoji language is so similar to hieroglyphics that you can even tell your day without any letters. 🙂

Let see what those emojis “really” mean. 🙂folded_hnds

bunny_ears sleepy_face dizzy cold_sweat

 

Source: http://mashable.com/2014/08/15/surprising-emoji-meanings/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link%2F

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