South Africa Slang

South Africa Flag Here we translate South African English and a bit of Afrikaans to American English and Spanish. Howzit, my China! Don’t check me skeef. Ag Shame – I feel sorry for you (often sarcastically used); also: how sweet! (e.g. in reference to a child, or a young animal) – Lo siento por ti …

Yugambeh

Indigenous Languages The Yugambeh-speaking people are the traditional custodians of the land located in southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales, now within the Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions whose ancestors all spoke one or more dialects of the Yugambeh Language. The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre aims to record and promote …

Hawaiian

Languages This page is dedicated to our favorite words and phrases in Hawaiian. Suggestions are welcome. February is #HawaiianLanguageMonth or #MahinaOleloHawaii YouTube Embedded Tweets Following the UN declaration, @GovHawaii proclaimed 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages in Hawaiʻi. ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi has been recognized an official state language since 1978, and is still only one of two U.S. states with …

Kuáhl

Indigenous Languages Kudos to Pie de Pagina for featuring the story of the last speakers of Kuáhl, an Indigenous language native to Baja California. They made their own museum to preserve their culture. Ku’ahl is a linguistic derivation of the Paipai. A sign for the “Ku’ahl Museum” is seen on the road leading to the …

Russian

Elsewhere on the Web enchantedlearning.com Russian Vocabulary отлично = atlichna = great Да = Yes Dacha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacha Спокойствие, только спокойствие! = Keep calm Twitter @UNEP_Russian Wikipedia Russian alphabet Planeta.com Language Russia

Ellipsis

Buzzwords Ellipsis = three dots (…) Also see: Typing awareness indicator Quotes In my case — in the particularly high-stakes conversation at hand — it was the bubble that popped up to indicate typing, then disappeared to show he had stopped. Then came back up to show typing, then went away again. Then returned for …

Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival 2019

Logo The Mother Tongue Film Festival – mothertongue.si.edu – is a collaborative Smithsonian annual event, initiated by the Recovering Voices Program of the National Museum of Natural History. The festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of screenings in Washington, D.C. All events are …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ Featured Words Billabong Bushwalking Makarrata Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull = …