Spanish

Photo: My Public Lands Spanish (Español) is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain. It is usually considered the world’s second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. – Wikipedia WikipediaSpanish languageSpanish Wikipedia Vocabulary Planeta.com

Impactful

Buzzwords Impactful = Having a great effect Recommended ListeningLanguage and it’s problems (9:40) UsageOpen education movements are operating as independent silos and may be more impactful if efforts were put into unifying them into a more synergistic whole. @pgstaceycreativecommons.org/2017/03/22/open-education-global-2017… Planeta.com

Teotitlán del Valle Talking Dictionary

Screenshot The Zapotec Talking Dictionary of Teotitlán del Valle began in 2013. This project has received collaboration from 35 native speakers from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Key Linkstalkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/teotitlan/talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu What we love: everything. Visiting Teotitlán del Valle is one of the sweetest experiences in the world, made richer by appreciating the locals and respecting the …

Language Revitalization

Lingo Cards Language Revitalization = an attempt to halt or reverse the decline of a language or to revive an extinct one Recommended Listening Native America Calling 07-11-18 The hard work of language revitalization – In small classes, informal groups or even online, Native language warriors are doing the hard work to keep languages alive. …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ceramics Publisher’s note – This page is regularly in the Top 10 most visited pages on Planeta.com. = Algo sorprendente. Esta página se encuentra regularmente en las 10 páginas más visitadas en Planeta.com. Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm) and translated in Spanish and English. If …

Mexico Slang

Poster Here are some of our faves (in alphabetical order):A pocoAguasÁndale!ÁnimoChingarChula / chuloNi modoPatriaQué onda?Qué poca madre AlsoPochoMetiche Spanish English Adios Can mean ‘Hi!’ when the person does not have time to stop and chat Aguas Water, also ‘watch out!’ A hueso, A huevo Definitely, undoubtedly Alboroto Uproar, racket A poco No?! Berrinche To throw …

French

France Flag French = the Romance language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, in several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean, and elsewhere Recommended ListeningGender assignment in French – An explanation for why words are assigned either masculine or feminine gender in the French language. arteradio.com silenceradio.org …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage. Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2022-2032 is the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Events Features Recommended ListeningPass it on: preserving Indigenous languages – Awaye – A panel discusses the purpose of language revival – is it fluency, …

Language

Photo: Marco, Kumuntoon Language = Method of communication, spoken and/or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way Language, like food, is an excellent entry into another culture. At first, everything different is foreign and strange. It’s the shock of the new which hits some like a punch. Expand your linguistic comfort zone. …