Medanese Slang

Jangan bikin awak palak (Don't annoy me)
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Have you heard about Medan? Maybe yes, maybe no. It is not so famous like Bali or Jakarta, however, this city is worth to explore, especially its culinary.

This capital city of North Sumatera province is the third largest city and fourth most populous city in Indonesia. Apart from that, it is also the largest city in Sumatera Island and outside of Java Island, where the capital city is located. Located just less than one hour by flight from Penang (Malaysia) and about one and half hours from Singapore, has made Medan a favorite tourism and business destination by both countries.

Guest Post: Four Mistranslations which Changed the Course of History


“I will bury you” says Nikita Khrushchev


When millions of people speak different languages, miscommunication is going to be inevitable. Translators, who we solely rely on, are human so are going to occasionally make mistakes. Here are four of the most famous blunders in translation history:

احصل على بعض التحفيز!

Language diversity
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1. ما هي أسهل لغة ؟
2. كم عدد المتحدثين للغة؟
3. ما مدى أهمية اللغة؟
4. ما هي اللغة الأكثر شعبية؟
5. والقائمة تطول ...

Guest Post: My experience in learning Languages

English: Flag-map of Venezuela

¡Epale!, my name is Luis, I am from Venezuela, I was born and raised in the Amazon Jungle, one of the most exotics places in the world. I studied Management of Tourism Enterprises. I can speak Castilian, English and I am learning French and Chinese, more Chinese than French since I’m living in Taipei.

Guest Post: What’s the difference between IELTS and TOEFL?


In an international world, the key for many young people wishing to get on in the modern age lies in language. All over the world, from Brazil to Belgium, young adults are learning new languages with the intention of broadening their horizons.

With the possibility of choosing from an IELTS, TOEFL or other language courses, you have an array of options to choose from when it comes to English proficiency.

Изучение языков с иностранным языком

An intermediate language class at Shane Global...
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Задумывались ли вы выучить иностранный язык на другом языке. Это то, что я сейчас делаю. Я учусь несколько иностранных языков на английском языке,  который для меня является иностранный язык. В вопросе о неудобство и трудности -я не обнаружил никаких трудностей в изучении других языков на английском языке.  Возможно, что английский язык стал почти как мой родной язык. Я использую английский язык всегда и везде. Из-за частого использования английского языка, я чувствую себя странно, когда я переключаюсь на индонезийском языке. Кроме того, я чувствую себя странно, когда я использую компьютер своего отца, который запрограммирован на индонезийском языке.

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