Listen

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Listen = To give one’s attention to a sound Stray observations We hear you. And if we do not hear you, we would like to. Listen to this story. Translating: What do you listen to when you want to be surprised?German: Was hörst du, wenn du überrascht werden willst?Spanish: ¿Qué …

Comfort Zone

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Comfort zone = behavioral state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk. QuotesWhen you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is …

Retirement

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Retirement = the action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work HeadlinesOlder Americans Are Increasingly Unwilling — Or Unable — To Retire – NPR Planeta.com

Hygge

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Hygge = Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality Pronounced “hoo-gah” HeadlinesA Scandinavian local explains how to make it through winterHow the Finnish lifestyle of getting drunk while wearing pants became the new hyggeWhat Is Hygge? Everything You Need To Know About The Danish Lifestyle Trend Elsewhere …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Starting with defining and popularizing ‘ecotourism‘ and ‘biodiversity’ in the 1990s, Planeta.com explores our living language, from weasel words to buzzwords to academic lingo. In the case of these Roofdog posters, the buzzwordy questions are posed in the thought bubbles of a dog. When included in …

Soft Power

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Soft Power = a persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of economic or cultural influence HeadlinesThe rise of soft power Planeta