Whoever visits or has visited Italy says that the simple task of having a coffee is the funniest thing ever. Do you wonder why? Well, italian people go in a bar, order a coffee, drink it while having a little conversation with who is at the bar about their day or whatever and go away! Everything lasts two minutes or less!
Today with the Internet we don’t use dictionaries anymore and the new generation maybe doesn’t even know how real pages smell like or how funny it is searching for words !!!
Are you curious? Do you wanna train your brain?
What do you think about riddles? A riddle is a very good exercise to make our brain work, it is quite useful for our intelligence, our attention and our speed to understand what that riddle is talking about.
I am so shocked! I am reading a very interesting book which title is “L’ italiano e’ bello” (Italian is nice) by Mariangela Galatea Vaglio and throughout the lecture which explains a lot of Italian history, culture and of course language, I read this:
Have you ever gotten confused using a word which has so many different meanings depending on the context, especially if you didn’t know which meaning was applied to each context? Well, I have… I’m talking about the Homonyms: words which have the same spelling and pronunciation, but have different meanings.
Let’s talk about a Spanish homonym that paid my attention: MONO
According to the Spanish Dictionary RAE (Real Academia Española) mono means: Continue reading “Homonyms…”
When we Italians listen to someone who is explaining something we don’t understand, we say: “They are speaking Arabic!”; Spanish say: “They are speaking Chinese!”; Brazilians, Norwegians and English say: “They are speaking Greek!/This is Greek to me!”. It is curious right? Each of these three languages is complicated grammatically and culturally, they are three different worlds. Continue reading “What do they say/do?”
5 years in this beautiful country, 5 years living in a completely different culture, trying to integrate myself to this society… Norway or No way?
I read a very interesting book in May which title is The social guidebook to Norway by Julien S. Bourrelle: the funniest thing is that I was told to read it by a brazilian friend of mine who lives in Germany, but as she has been in Norway for holidays, she bought it and since she knows I live here, she suggested for me to read it. To be honest it was the first time me hearing of such a book, even though I have been living in Norway for so long now, but anyway, I visited her and I read this book in half an hour!