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Persian Loan Words in English


English is such a wonderful mix of all different languages.  Many words in English come from different languages, and we call these words loan words. One language we get many loan words from is Persian. Persian and English are actually related languages, since they're both part of the Indo-European language family. So it's no surprise that we share lots of words! Additionally (also), we're so excited to now be offering Persian lessons with Bespeaking! Because we're so happy to be offering Persian lessons, we've decided to take a look at Persian loan words in English. There are so many great Persian [...]

Persian Loan Words in English2023-05-19T10:22:29+01:00

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English


Who loves breakfast? Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal (food time) of the day. I love eating a lazy (relaxed, slow) breakfast on the weekend. But when you are learning a language, you may have to learn some breakfast vocabulary on your own (alone, by yourself).  It's not always taught (teach/taught/taught) in class! Breakfast vocabulary may not be the most common (seen, happen a lot) lesson, but is good to know and a good way to start the day! Be ready for your next breakfast date (meet-up, appointment) with this breakfast vocabulary! To go to brunch Do you enjoy (like) going to [...]

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English2023-05-19T10:17:11+01:00

Funny Words in English


English can be a very fun language, especially since there are so many funny words in English! You may have read a book or an article before and stumbled over (come across, tripped over) a funny looking word that you've never seen before. It very well may have been one of these funny words! It can be hard to figure out the meaning of funny words, since the meaning may not be immediately clear from context (the words around it). To help you figure out the meanings of these funny words, we've included definitions from the dictionary, as well as some examples to help [...]

Funny Words in English2023-05-19T09:49:46+01:00

Wine Vocabulary in English


Do you like drinking wine, but feel intimidated (scared, insecure) by the wine vocabulary? That's ok! When you're getting into the world of wine, there is a lot of new wine vocabulary to learn, such as bouquet, body and finish.  It can be a lot, even for native speakers of English! With this in mind, we've put together a list of wine vocabulary to learn if you're interested in wine and want to learn more about the world of wine. There's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to wine vocabulary in English, and we're sure that at your [...]

Wine Vocabulary in English2023-05-19T09:47:43+01:00

Baking Vocabulary – Easy English


Do you like to bake? Here's an opportunity to learn some easy baking vocabulary to help you.  Baking is when you make bread, cakes, cookies, pies, or other types of food that use dough (a mixture of flour, water, and other things). Many people enjoy (like doing) baking. But if you're learning a language, following a recipe (list of instructions for baking or cooking) can be hard! There are a lot of easy baking vocabulary words you may not know. That's why we've put together a list of easy baking vocabulary. Learn these baking vocabulary words to help you in the [...]

Baking Vocabulary – Easy English2023-05-19T09:43:15+01:00

5 More Wild Animal Idioms in English


English is full of idioms, especially animal-related idioms. Because our first animal idioms blog was so popular, we've decided to write about a couple more animal idioms in English. These idioms have to do with (are related to) horses, birds, and dogs, and are very common phrases in English. These animal idioms in English are used in many different situations and are very handy (useful) to know both for students of English and fluent speakers alike (both)! Take a walk on the wild side with these animal idioms in English: One-trick pony Do you know someone who only seems to be good at [...]

5 More Wild Animal Idioms in English2023-05-19T09:38:36+01:00

Animal Idioms in English


What are some of your favorite idioms? Learning idioms is a great way to get to know a language, since idioms are usually distinct (special, unique) to that language. Idioms typically (usually, normally) have words in them that seem unrelated, which make them difficult to translate. Idioms can be really fun to learn and help to deepen your knowledge of a language and a culture. Additionally (also), idioms come from many different aspects (parts) of life, and some of the most fun idioms are animal idioms in English. If you're learning English, animal idioms can be a great introduction to [...]

Animal Idioms in English2023-05-19T09:35:11+01:00

Chinese Loan Words in English


We love talking about loan words in English. The history of where English gets many of its words is just so fascinating (very interesting)! We get so many words from other languages, but one often overlooked (not seen, not thought about, forgotten about) group are Chinese loan words. Chinese loan words in English are particularly interesting because many of them are literal (direct) translations from Chinese. Some of these Chinese loan words (or phrases, in some cases) are words or phrases we use every day and may never have imagined that they come from another language. If you're curious (want to know [...]

Chinese Loan Words in English2023-05-11T15:55:53+01:00

Root Word Sect: To cut


What do the words section, insect, and segment all have in common? All three of these words stem from the root word sect, which means to cut. Many different words come from the root word sect, and it's easy to see why, if you look at the words all together and compare them. Insect, for example, has the root word sect because it looks like insects are "cut" from three different pieces. An intersection, where two roads come together, comes from the root word sect because one road "cuts" another. This is just part of the reason why we love [...]

Root Word Sect: To cut2023-05-11T15:44:49+01:00

Sounds Things Make in English


Have you ever read a superhero comic? Comic books have all kinds of sound effects in them, such as "pow!", "boom!", and "bang!" English is a great language for sound effects, and knowing the sounds things make can be very helpful. If you like to read or write, knowing the sounds things make can enhance (make something better) your experience. If you're ready to round out (complete) your language learning, check out some of the sounds things make in English. Crash A crash, which is a huge clattering sound, is usually used when something large breaks, falls, or runs into something else. Many things can [...]

Sounds Things Make in English2023-05-11T15:42:55+01:00

Car Parts in English – Part 2


When you first travel to a foreign country, there are some phrases and vocabulary that you learn in the local language. Phrases like, "how much does this cost," "can you help me," and "I would like to pay, please." But sometimes, there are some vocabulary words that are overlooked (not seen, not paid attention to) or may not be taught in language classes. Things to do with cars are one of these things that may not be taught in class. This is why we wanted to take this opportunity to focus on car parts in English, so that you are knowledgeable [...]

Car Parts in English – Part 22023-05-11T15:36:46+01:00

Weather Collocations


The weather has an effect on our everyday lives. If it's raining, you may take an umbrella to work. If it's sunny and warm, you may wear lighter clothing. Weather impacts so much of our daily life and even the way we speak. In English, there are many different weather collocations (phrases) that are used often in conversation. To help you find your way among all these different phrases, we've put together a list of some of our favorite weather collocations that you're most likely to hear. Read on to learn some new phrases you can use every day... no matter the [...]

Weather Collocations2023-05-11T15:28:22+01:00
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