Posts tagged ‘postaday’

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Speakcheats foreign word of the day – Silhouette.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Silhouette

Not a bad pic for sticking my hand out the window of a bus

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English – Silhouette

German – Die Silhouette

Chinese – 身影  “shenning”

Spanish – la silueta

Japanese – 影画 “kagae”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “silhouette” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

Speakcheats foreign word of the day:  Mine

Speakcheats Foreign Word of the Day- Computer

My portal to technology

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May as well do an impromptu possessive pronoun lesson while I’m at it

English – My,  Your, His, Her, Its, Our, Thier

German – Mein, Dein, Sein, Ihr, Ihr, Unser, Ihre  (endings need to inflect gender of the noun)

Chinese – 我的,你的, 他的, 她的, 它的, 我們的,你們的  “woah duh, knee duh, ta duh x 3, woah men duh, ta men duh”

Spanish – mi, tu, su (his/her/it), nuestro, vuestro

Japanese – 私の, あなたの, あの人の, 私達の, あの人達の “watashi no, anata no, anohito no, watashitachi no, anohitotachi no
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If anybody else knows of how to say “mine” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary (It’s not just for people)

My first solitary post won’t be so solitary afterall.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Solitary Raven

To be part of a flock, quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

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English – Raven

German – Der Rabe

Chinese – 大烏鴉   “da woo yaa”

Spanish – el cuervo

Japanese –烏, 鴉  “karasu”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “Raven” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

This week’s theme makes me wish I didn’t use the picture I did for speakcheats’ foreign word of the day – Everyday Life.
Oh well, guess I just have to take more pictures then.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Solitary

We all walk our own paths in life.

These translations are proving to be challenging as most languages combine it with alone.  The difference between the two in my experience is that alone represents being cut off from all connections, personal or otherwise while solitary means just separating oneself from other people.
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English – Solitary

German – einsiedlerisch

Chinese – 独行  “do sheeng”

Spanish – solitario

Japanese –独居“dookyo”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “solitary” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life in Europe

Having lived in many countries,  Everyday Life has been something different each time.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Daily Life Europe

My memories of everyday life in Europe, where culture and ideas were bigger than people.
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English – Culture

German – Die Kultur

Chinese – 文化  “when hwa”

Spanish – la cultura

Japanese –文化  “bunka”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “culture” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the
Speakcheats word of the day translation challenge!

Previous foreign word of the day: Beautiful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

Just discovered the Weekly photo challenge and a new source of inspiration.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Daily Life

Even with all the technology and modern amenities of the city, many people in the world still live a very simple life living off of the land and sea.
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English – Everyday Life

German – Das Alltagsleben

Chinese – 日常生活  “Reach ang sheng huoa”

Spanish – Vida cotidiana

Japanese –日常生活  “nirajyo seikatsu”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “everyday life” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the Speakcheats word of the day translation challenge!

Previous foreign word of the day: Beautiful