“Time”, such a small word but with such a great importance to our everyday life. Everything revolves around it: every moment, every minute we take is just a little step to see how we decide to organize our daily life. We always live as if our time is running out, which in a way is right, but sometimes we should just take it slow and enjoy every moment totally.
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.
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…”
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!
Since I live here in Norway I met a lot of immigrants like me, that in time became friends… and who are in “the same boat” as me. With this expression I mean that we as immigrants had to integrate into the norwegian society, we had to learn the norwegian lifestyle, the system, the culinary culture, the traditions, the culture in general and of course the language: Norsk!
I already mentioned that I pay attention to what people say when they speak or write a non-native language, right? So here is an article where I decided to list some of the classical mistakes people make while speaking or writing a foreign language, always among the ones I know!
First of all I wonder: ” Why people make mistakes?”
Let´s observe now the beauty of the Culture:
How many proverbs do you know?Do you know how they correspond in other languages?
Here I found these proverbs in italian and their equivalent ones in spanish, english, portuguese and norwegian: