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The Most Common Mandarin Chinese Words - Part Two

The Most Common Mandarin Chinese Words - Part Two

The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part two - E D F.
Homophone Corner: Rain, Reign, and Rein

Homophone Corner: Rain, Reign, and Rein

Rain refers to precipitation (falling water); reign, a period of sovereign power. Rein refers to restraint or the means by which power is exercised.
How to Learn Berber

How to Learn Berber

The Berber people are a group of indigenous tribes of North Africa, mostly in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. The Berber people speak a number of dialects, most of which are mutually intelligible to one another. The Berbers predated the Arab invaders in the seventh century. Since then, many Ber
kitchen table lingo

kitchen table lingo

See "family slang."
Tips to Improve your French Verb Conjugations

Tips to Improve your French Verb Conjugations

Conjugating French verbs in a workbook or letter is one thing, but remembering individual verb conjugations when you're speaking is another matter entirely. Here are some tips to help you get better at conjugating French verbs.
Word of the Day - shijuu

Word of the Day - shijuu

Learn a new Japanese word every day.
une bêtise

une bêtise

What does the French word bêtise mean? How is it pronounced and used?
From Boosting to Whimperatives: 20 Language-Related Terms

From Boosting to Whimperatives: 20 Language-Related Terms

Even diehard language lovers may be surprised by some of these weird, witty, and wonderful linguistic terms.
Uses of Indefinite Articles in English

Uses of Indefinite Articles in English

In English, in indefinite article is the determiner "a" or "an," which marks an unspecified count noun.
effictio

effictio

Personal description; a head-to-toe inventory of a person's physical attributes or charms.
How Read the Aztec Calendar

How Read the Aztec Calendar

The Aztec calender is composed of two different systems of day counting. The combination of the two systems creates the 52-year cycle of the Aztec calendar. The tonalpohualli, or day calendar, is composed of 260 days. This is similar to other Mesoamerican calendars, like the Mayans, Olmecs and Zapot
See How Well You Understand the Rules of Punctuation

See How Well You Understand the Rules of Punctuation

It's time to find out how well you can apply the guidelines for using punctuation marks correctly and effectively.
What Is the Middle Style in Speech and Writing?

What Is the Middle Style in Speech and Writing?

In classical rhetoric, the middle style is speech or writing that falls between the extremes of the plain style and the grand style.
Answers to the Reading Quiz on "Why I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady

Answers to the Reading Quiz on "Why I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady

Here are the answers to the multiple-choice reading quiz on the essay "Why I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady.
On Going a Journey, by William Hazlitt

On Going a Journey, by William Hazlitt

The version of William Hazlitt that emerges from his essays--witty, passionate, plain speaking--continues to attract devoted readers. As Robert Louis Stevenson observed in his essay "Walking Tours," Hazlitt's "On Going a Journey" is "so good that there should be a tax l
Office Items in Mandarin Chinese

Office Items in Mandarin Chinese

This list of Mandarin Chinese vocabulary will teach you the names of common items found in the office. Each entry has an audio file for listening and pronunciation practice.
Answers to Practice Exercises: Formally and Formerly

Answers to Practice Exercises: Formally and Formerly

The commonly confused words "formally" and "formerly": answers to practice exercises.