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

Lingo Cards

Photo: LIngo Sticks Lingo Cards are vocabulary word cards created by Ron Mader and shared online with the attribution-sharealike license for free use and reuse. The cards were developed for Ron’s workshops to make learning new language less intimidating. FlickrBuzzword Bingo Photos Planeta.com

Death Notebook

Photo: Ayöök Ceramics, Postcard Fave quotes about death and dying A colleague of mine described Día de los Muertos as ‘the only time during the year when the veil that separates our world from the next is lifted.’– Joshua Berman, Día de los Muertos: What I’ve learned about Day of the Dead (so far) Haere! …

Native Innovation

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August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the …

Adjectives

Buzzwords Adjective = a word or phrase describing a noun Examples Also seehttps://www.planeta.com/category/language/adjectives QuotesAdjectives absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac. – Mark Forsyth, …

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 …

Weasel Words

Photo: BHL, Weasel Weasel word = words or statements that are intentionally ambiguous or misleading Recommended Listening The Doublespeak awards: For excellence in language that misleads – In 1974 the first Doublespeak award went to a US Air Force Colonel who told reporters: “You always write it’s bombing, bombing, bombing. It’s not bombing! It’s air …