Korean Word of the Day

대로 = as, like*

  • 마음대로 = as one pleases
  • 뜻대로 = as one wishes
  • 예정대로 = as scheduled
  • 되는대로 = at random, as it goes
  • 그대로 = as it is
  • 될수있는대로 … = as…as possible

*대로 is not a word by itself when it has this meaning

사진: 경복궁, 서울 (Gyeongbokgung, Seoul)

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Vocabulaire français

sondage (nm) - survey

enquête (nf) - survey, inquiry, investigation

convivialité (nf) - friendliness, togetherness, conviviality

consigne (nf) - order, instructions

rejet (nm) - rejection

recrutement (nm) - recruitment

renseigner (v) - to inform, tell

  • se renseigner (v) - to inquire, find out about

glaner (v) - to glean, gather

placarder (v) - to post, stick up

soumettre (v) - to subdue, defeat

désarçonner (v) - to unseat, unsettle, disconcert

révélateur (adj) - revealing, indicative

néfaste (adj) - harmful

Words taken from: (x) (x)

bettydice said:

7,8,9 for language meme :)

7:  Your favourite word in your native language.
good gracious, I can’t think of it right now.  Every time I think I have a fantastic grasp of the English language Quark puts some word I vaguely recognize but would never think to use in a fic and then I’m like “I know nothing” and

jade:  what’s my favourite word in my native language
quark:  cryogenics
i like perspicacity
serendipity
canaliculitis

…you see what i have to work with.  And I taught vocab!  The husband wants to take the GRE and wants me to take it with him (for that grad degree…one day…and my last GRE just expired sigh) so I guess I will be studying more vocab!

Here is a word in our language that is basically useless but the GRE wants you to know it anyway:  pugilism.


8:  Your favourite word in your second language(if you know one).
aaaaaaaaaaaaah off the top of my head, ananas (which is conveniently ананас in Russian).


9:  Your favourite word in a language you don’t really speak.
mmmmm

oh duh

Nacktschneke

Repartir(se) – A Versatile Verb

1. repartir- to deliver (to the home)

Ex.

Su trabajo se trata de repartir las pizzas. – Her job deals with delivering pizzas.

2. repartir- to share out, divide, divide up

Ex.

El gobierno reparte sus poderes para que no tenga demasiada autoridad. — The government divides up its powers so it doesn’t have too much authority.

3. repartirse- to spread out (amongst an area).

Ex.

Las tropas se repartirán para rodear el enemigo que capturó la fortaleza. — The troops will spread out to surround the enemy who captures the stronghold.

Japanese Vocabulary: Zodiac Signs

牡羊座 (Ohitsujiza) - Aries

牡牛座 (Oushiza) - Taurus

双子座 (Futagoza) - Gemini

蟹座 (Kaniza) - Cancer

獅子座 (Shishiza) - Leo 

乙女座 (Otomeza) - Virgo

天秤座 (Tenbinza) - Libra

蠍座 (Sasoriza) - Scorpio

射手座 (Iteza) - Sagittarius

山羊座 (Yagiza) - Capricorn

水瓶座 (Mizugameza) - Aquarius

魚座 (Uoza) - Pisces

As societies become larger and inhabit a greater range of environments, and people become urbanized and detached from nature, languages and people shed specialized knowledge pertaining to the environment. English once made fine distinctions in animal names: a castrated goat or sheep was a ‘wether,’ a young female sheep ‘theaves’ (or ‘chilvers’ or ‘tegs’), and young sheep that are older ‘hoggetts’. As we have less to do with animals, naming systems fall into disuse — even new terms like ‘baby horse’ are inroads to refer to a foal or colt.
—  K. David Harrison, When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge
Japanese Vocab - Ball Sports

スポーツ  (supotsu)  - sports
野球  (yakyuu)  - baseball
ゴルフ  (gorufu)  - golf
サッカー  (sakka)  - soccer/football
ラグビー   (ragubi)  - rugby
バドミントン  (badominton)  - badminton
テニス  (tenisu)  - tennis
ピンポン  (pinpon)  - ping pong
バレーボール  (bareboru) - volleyball

모양 = shape

= line

= dot

다각형 = polygon

삼각형 = triangle

정사각형 = square

직사각형 = rectangle

마름모 = diamond

오각형 = pentagon

육각형 = hexagon

칠각형 = heptagon

팔각형 = octagon

구각형 = nonagon

십각형 = decagon

원/원형 = circle

타원형 = oval

별 모양 = star shape

하트 모양 = heart shape

반지 모양 = ring shape

사진: 박물관, 강릉 (Museum, Gangneung)

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Aesop Rock: the rapper with a wider vocabulary than Shakespeare

…Data scientist and designer Matt Daniels has plugged the lyrics of lots of rappers into a computer, calculated how many different words each uses…

..Aesop Rock uses by far the widest range of words among the 85 rappers tested, much wider than Shakespeare’s would have been in a comparable analysis of his plays. Indeed, many rappers did better than Shakespeare, including three members of the Wu-Tang clan…

Full Results 2.0

Expanding Vocabulary- Words I Learned While at Yonsei Pt. 1

안녕하세요~ Let’s learn some new words!

These are some words that I learned during my 3-week program at Yonsei (Level 1). Some of them are words I have already learned, but review is always good! 

  • 솓가락 = spoon
  • 젓가락 = chopsticks
  • 산낙지 = slliced raw octupus
  • 비싸다 = to be expensive
  • 맥주 = beer
  • 의사 = doctor
  • 교과서 = textbook
  • 회사원 = office worker
  • 여자 = woman
  • 남자 = man
  • 명함 = business card
  • 안경 = glasses
  • 손 = hand
  • 가수 = singer
  • 축구 = soccer
  • 선수 = player
  • 자기 소개 = self introduction
  • 쉬는 시간 = break time
  • 변호사 = lawyer
  • 기자 = journalist
  • 경찰 = police
  • 은행원 = banker
  • 간호사 = nurse
  • 교수 = professor
  • 주부 = housewife
  • 영화배우 = movie actor
  • 연필 = pencil
  • 공책 = workbook/work notebook
  • 신발 = shoes
  • 운동화 = sneakers
  • 구두 = formal shoes
  • 부츠 = boots
  • 음식 = food
  • 브랜드 = brand
  • 검사 = prosecutor
  • 판사 = judge
  • 자전거 = bike
  • 달 = moon
  • 해 = sun
  • 과일 = fruit
  • 딸기 = strawberry
  • 생선 = fish
  • 낙지 =octupus
  • 어디 = where
  • 직업 = occupation
  • 소방관 = fireman
  • 요리사 = cook
  • 공무원 = city worker
  • 작곡가 = composer
  • 감독 = director
  • 심리학자 = psychologist
  • 약사 = pharmacist
  • 연구원 = researcher

열심히 공부하세요! ^^ 

*Edited: Some misspellings- ah, sorry for the mistakes! 

정원 = garden

정원 가꾸기 = gardening

원예 = horticulture, gardening

가꾸다 = to grow, cultivate

정원 가꾸다 = to garden

= flower

꽃이 피다 = flowers bloom

나무 = tree

관목 = shrub, bush

관목을 다듬다 = to trim shrubbery

잡초 = weeds

잡초를 뽑다 = to pull weeds

토양 = soil

비옥한 = fertile

비료 = fertilizer

비료를 주다 = to fertilize

사진: 평창 (Pyeongchang)

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