anonymous asked:

hey elise! i want to get a tattoo and its in french, but i wanted to run it by you first to double check translation!! "avoir eux est avoir les étoiles"; does that indeed say "to have them is to have the stars" or did i mess up somewhere? if so, could you please let me know the correct translation? please and ty! ~claudemoneyy

“avoir eux est avoir les étoiles” isn’t grammatically correct, the correct translation would be “Les avoir est avoir les étoiles”

NB: if you mean “them” as the neutral pronoun, we don’t have an equivalent for it in French. We automatically go to the plural which is “les”, as sad as that it. However, if you mean “them” as plural, “Les” is the exact translation :3

anonymous asked:

what is a goyim omg

‘a goyim’ doesn’t make sense lmao 'goy’ is a hebrew/yiddush word that technically translates to 'nation’ but jewish ppl use it to mean 'gentile’

goyim is the plural of goy which is why it didn’t make any sense, and why non-jews need to stop trying to say it




Slavic mythology: (plural: rusalki or rusalky) a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterway. According to most traditions, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerise them, then lead them away to the river floor to their death.

[Anna Vinogradova - Mermaid]


House in a House

From the architects, Plural:

The family house is located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots in Slovakia. Set back from the street, it has the same position as a former garden house. This provides certain intimacy and isolation. The central situation of the house splits the plot into the front and rear garden. While the front garden is conceived as lush, informal vegetation, the rear garden hidden behind the house has a more functional character.

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Part 2 / Grammar


Videos on Youtube about nouns:

+ more quizzes: Gender, Gender 2 , Gender 3


+ Adverbs , Adverbs 2 ( lessons )

Videos on Youtube about adverbs:

+ quiz: Adverbs


Videos on Youtube about adjectives:

+quiz: Adjectives


Videos on Youtube about pronouns:

+ quiz: Pronouns


Videos on Youtube about Verbs:

+quizzes: Verbs


Videos on Youtube about tenses:

+quizzes: tenses,  imparfait vs. the passé composé, past tenses

Good luck! Bonne chance!

le subjonctif en français

this is one of my first original posts so here goes!!

the subjunctive mood (le subjonctif in french), as a learner of any language knows, is a tricky and daunting grammatical concept. however, (in my opinion) le subjonctif is much easier than the subjunctives of its romance language cousins for two main reasons: its easy conjugation & the fact that it always comes after que

first, let’s start off with the conjugation. to form the stem of the subjunctive, you take the -ent off of the third-person plural form of the verb (ils/elles). for many verbs, this is the same as taking off the -er, -ir, or -re. the personal endings are as follows: e, es, e, ions, iez, ent. for a regular verb, it’s the same conjugation as the present indicative with the imperfect endings for nous and vous. however for irregular verbs, this is different. for example, the subjunctive of devoir is que je doive, for lire it is que je lise, and for écrire it is que j’écrive. there are five verbs whose conjugations do not follow the same stem form: être, avoir, aller, savoir, and faire

  • être → que je sois, que tu sois, qu’il soit, que nous soyons, que vous soyez, qu’ils soient
  • avoir → que j’aie, que tu aies, qu’il ait, que nous ayons, que vous ayez, qu’ils aient
  • aller → que j’aille, que tu ailles, qu’il aille, que nous allions, que vous alliez, qu’ils aillent
  • savoir → que je sache, que tu saches, qu’il sache, que nous sachions, que vous sachiez, qu’ils sachent
  • faire → que je fasse, que tu fasses, qu’il fasse, que nous fassions, que vous fassiez, qu’ils fassent

unlike in spanish, portuguese, or italian, there is no confusing “flip flop” of the vowels and 90% of french verbs’ subjunctive conjugation looks extremely similar to their present indicative.

now, i’ll move on to the many uses of the subjunctive. in general, the subjunctive is used to describe a situation that hypothetically may or may not occur, but in actuality, there are only a few memorisable instances where the subjunctive is necessary.

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I’m jumping on the bandwagon, as I’ve been told you can say, and decided to do an appreciation post since I’ve reached over 400 followers. The people I’ve chosen for each group are completely based on something as illogical as a personal, dare I say emotional, preference and has nothing to do with how skilled I think the person are at roleplaying or anything similar to that. If you are not on the list, don’t fret, I appreciate you anyway (I just didn’t go through all 400+ of you, sorry).

Most people would say something great here, say thank you etc, but I’m not really good at that, though I do appreciate my followers. Instead, I will simply say Live Long & Prosper.

T’hyle - The Closest (ok, here it goes, I’m not good at this, sorry)

@1stofficerspock / @stackofbookswithlegs - We used to talk a bit more before, but I guess the lack of conversations is my fault, I’m not good at keeping contact. Anyway, we’ve had a couple of interesting threads and ooc chats. I hope we can start up something new again in the future.

@boldlycaptainkirk - How many threads do we have? I think you and Poetry are the ones I rp with the most. Like her, you’re also one of my oldest rp partners. I enjoy both our more or less crazy threads as well as our ooc conversations.

@curearainyday - We haven’t know each other for long, but I really enjoy our threads and our conversations. I think our muses will have many good times together and I hope we will too.

@dogwoodbones - You’re also one of those who’ve been around for awhile. I don’t remember all our threads, but I remember that I’ve liked them. I also enjoy following your Instagram and our Skype conversations.

@intodxrkness - A bit of a rocky start, but now, you’ll never get rid of me. Hehe. You’re a good friend and as you know, I really enjoy your Khan (even though he and Spock don’t really interact).

@kidsofthekelvinhero - Yet another “oldie”, I believe you were something like jimperfecthairkirk back when we first began interacting. I think you’re one of those I have the oldest-still-going-thread, Welcome To Earth.

@old-fashioned-boy-mccoy / @game-for-the-young - I’m amazed you still put up with me. Like, seriously, the amount of weirdness and angst I put you through should be illegal, but then you kinda like it.

@starshipdoctor - I know you probably won’t see this in quite some time. You’re not here much anymore. You were one of the first people I ever rped Spock with here on Tumblr and you soon became my friend. We’ve had many amazing conversations and I hope we’ll continue to have more of those.

@thegeorgiandoctor - The first AOS McCoy I followed and one of two McCoys I’ve ever rped Spones with. I think that says it all.

@yeah-e-moe / @searchingforshakaree - We haven’t done that much roleplaying, but we have had quite a few ooc conversation, which I have enjoyed no matter the topic. Yes even the math/physics ones. I actually think that one of our first ooc conversations was about a topic similar to that, but I can remember wrong.

@whydotheykeeptakingmine / @dumbhickfromiowa - You’re a new addition, just like curearainyday, but we have got to known each other pretty well already. We don’t really rp much here, but we’ve done some stuff with my oc.

@youngestcaptain - In the middle of the night/early morning are usually the time we talk at, at least for me. You’re one of the few who seems to really understand what Spock means to me and you even let me take my time with opening up to the AOS characters. We share quite a bit, but I’m not always good at keeping in touch, but you don’t seem to mind. I guess you know it doesn’t mean I don’t consider you my friend anymore. Btw, time for watching something together again soon?

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People Use Groupings Of Things To Remember

If I ask you to describe what a “head” is, you might talk about the   brain, hair, eyes, nose, ears, skin, neck, etc. A head is made up of   many things, but you’ve gathered all that information together and   called it “head”. Similarly I could talk about the concept “eye”. And   you would think about all the things that make up an eye: the eyeball,   iris, eyelash, eyelid, etc. Psychologists call these groupings a   “schema” (the plural is schemata). You use schemata to store information  in ,and retrieve information out of, your long term memory.

A schema builds associations – If you can connect   new information you encounter to information that is already stored,   then it will be easier for it to stick, or stay in long-term memory, and  easier to get it out of your memory. A schema allows you to build up   these associations in long term memory. Just one schema helps you   organize a lot of information.

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“A favorite explanation of people who are suspicious of religion in general, or of other people’s religions in particular, is that religious texts themselves command violence, and so it should not surprise us when believers obey. This argument is particularly mashaled against Muslims, with Islamophobes and Muslim totalitarians alike circulating papers that cite only the parts of the Qur’an that deal with violence.

I concede that the bin Ladens of the world are not making everything up. There are indeed explicit statements about violence in the scriptures of most major religions. But to think that the statements of a religious text suddenly morph into armed reality is to have a profound misunderstanding of religion. There are several layers of meaning to any religious text: the explicit, the contextual, and the symbolic, to name a few.

A religious text comes to life through its interpreters. Violence committed in the name of religion is really violence emanating from the heart of a particular interpreter. …As the great Muslim legal scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl writes, ‘The Qur’anic text assumes that the readers will bring a preexisting, innate moral sense to the text. Hence, the text will morally enrich the reader, but only if the reader will morally enrich the text.’”

– Eboo Patel, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim

english: what the fuck silent letters
german: what the fuck declension tables
french: what the fuck homophones
spanish: what the fuck tenses
swedish: what the fuck plurals
mandarin: what the fuck alphabet
japanese: what the fuck alphabets

feel free to add more

“When Catholic Workers asked about my religion, I told them that I didn’t really have one. They were happy for me to participate in their prayer life anyway, and they made it clear that I should do whatever felt comfortable to me and no more. I found the singing and praying and moments of silence deeply inspiring. I bowed my head and followed along as best as I could. But I always found myself standing at a slight angle to the core symbols of the Christian faith – the Cross, the blood, the Resurrection – and I never felt any desire to convert. Nobody in the Catholic Worker movement ever suggested that I do so.

They saved me just the same.”

– Eboo Patel, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim

lmao people are reaching so much like you call sardonyx and opal and sugilite she/her and they’re all fusions, hell garnet uses she/her pronouns and she’s a fusion but when stevonnie uses they/them it’s bc “they’re a fusion! there’s more than one so it’s plural!” like just admit you hate nb people

anonymous asked:

I have a personal theory that God manifests in people's lives differently via different religions. It's the same God or aspects of God just presented differently in different religions.

Hi friend! I’ve always liked theories like this. While as a Christian I do believe that there’s something unique about Christianity, and that Jesus is the Way and our salvation, I also have so much respect for other faiths. We can learn so much from them, and glorify God together with them! And I do think that they all contain a glimpse into the Truth that is the Divine.

I was just watching this YouTube video on a time St. Francis of Assisi went to Egypt and met with a Muslim kalif. Both men tried to convert the other to their faith, but after a while realized no conversion was necessary – they were both talking about the same God. 

You might be interested in Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, a memoir by Eboo Patel that talks a lot about religious pluralism and how Patel was inspired to service by countless faith figures of various religions. There are quotes from the book in this tag

Thanks for sharing your theory, and peace be with you!