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Knifflige Englische Aussprache


Diese Woche feiert der Bespeaking Blog sein einjähriges Jubiläum! Crystal und ich möchten Ihnen dafür danken, dass Sie uns in diesem Jahr so unterstützt und jede Woche so treu gelesen haben. Wir hoffen, dass Sie mehr Vertrauen in Ihre Englischkenntnisse oder zumindest ein besseres Verständnis der englischen Sprache erlangen konnten. Und nun... zu einer kniffligen Aussprache! Diese Woche konzentrieren wir uns auf Besonderheiten der englischen Aussprache. Die folgenden zehn Wörter werden häufig verwechselt (sogar von Muttersprachlern); zum Teil, weil sie ähnlich geschrieben oder bei gleicher Schreibweise unterschiedlich ausgesprochen werden. Wir werden sowohl auf Aussprache als auch Schreibweise eingehen, um alle [...]

Knifflige Englische Aussprache2020-10-26T15:37:13+01:00

Bewegungen von Flüssigkeiten


Wenn man eine Sprache lernen will, erfordert das viel Hingabe und Anstrengung. Wenn man eine Sprache fließend (fluently) beherrschen will, sollte man sich auch einen großen Wortschatz aneignen. Zum Beispiel gibt es viele Beschreibungen für Bewegungen von Flüssigkeiten im Englischen. Die Wahl der Bezeichnungen für Bewegungen von Flüssigkeiten, ähnlich wie bei Wortschatz für Gewässer, hat mit der Menge der Flüssigkeit zu tun und damit, ob Flüssigkeit ungehindert fließen kann oder blockiert wird. Sind Sie bereit, Ihr Englisch auf die nächst höhere Stufe zu bringen? Dann lesen Sie weiter, um etwas über die unterschiedlichen Bezeichnungen für Bewegungen von Flüssigkeiten im Englischen zu lernen! [...]

Bewegungen von Flüssigkeiten2020-08-13T09:34:09+01:00

Redewendungen mit get


Das Erlernen von Redewendungen mit get ist eine tolle Methode, um ein höheres Niveau in der englischen Sprache zu erreichen. Wenn Sie Redewendungen mit get beherrschen, kann Ihnen das zu einem natürlicheren Ausdruck in der Sprache verhelfen und Sie können vieles gleich besser verstehen. Allerdings sind Redewendungen mit get schwer zu übersetzen, da feste Wendungen generell für jede Sprache sehr spezifisch sind. Das macht es natürlich nicht leicht sie sich anzueignen und zu erlernen! Obwohl Redewendungen mit get ständig im Alltag verwendet werden und Sie sie wahrscheinlich auch oft hören, kann es schwer sein sie zu verstehen und man kann [...]

Redewendungen mit get2020-08-13T12:39:51+01:00

Hindi Loan Words in English


English has been called a magpie language, since like the bird that collects shiny things, English also collects lots of words from many different languages. One of these languages is Hindi. People don't always think of Hindi as a language that has influenced (had an impact on) English, but there are a number of (many) Hindi loan words in English! Hindi loan words are more common in English than you may think. To help expand your knowledge of English, whether you're learning English or you're a native speaker, check out this list of common Hindi loan words. Some of them may surprise you! Bandana [...]

Hindi Loan Words in English2020-07-30T10:14:32+01:00

Root Word It: To Go


We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Root words are a great way to learn a language! Root words help you get the feeling for (understand) a language, since you can see where certain words come from and then make meaningful connections with other words. One of the most common root words in English is the root word it. The root word it, meaning go, is the base of many words that we use every day, such as exit, transit, and ambitious. Since the root word it means to go, all of these words have either something to do with the beginning of something (starting to go), [...]

Root Word It: To Go2020-07-23T10:15:23+01:00

Contronyms in English: Janus Words Part II


We all know that English can be a complicated language. This counts double (is twice as true) when it comes to contronyms. Contronyms, also called Janus words, are words that have two distinct (different), opposite meanings. One word having opposite meanings can be pretty confusing if you're learning English, as (because) you can only figure out the meaning through context (the words/meaning around it). While contronyms can be tricky, we're here to help! This week, we've decided to look at some more common Janus words along with both meanings and examples to help you out. Learn these common contronyms and add them to your vocabulary! Apology Meaning #1: an admission (saying, acceptance) of [...]

Contronyms in English: Janus Words Part II2020-07-15T21:44:28+01:00

Tools Vocabulary in English


Are you handy (good with tools) around the house? Do you like taking care of small projects that need to get done in your home? Then you may be in need of some tools vocabulary in English! These tools are very common when you're doing work around the house, so we're sure these tools vocabulary words will be useful. You'll know exactly what to ask for the next time you need to hang up a picture frame or fix a loose doorknob. Keep reading to learn some useful tools vocabulary in English! Hammer A hammer is a tool that is used to put nails into [...]

Tools Vocabulary in English2020-07-09T09:29:40+01:00

Water Vocabulary in English – Easy English


Do you like to swim? During the summer, it's fun to go swimming. When it's hot, more people hang out (relax, spend time) near the water. This is so they can keep cool (not be so warm). As the weather gets warmer (heats up), knowing the difference between types (kinds) of water can be helpful. That's why we've decided to focus on (look at) some water vocabulary. If you know different bodies of water (types of water), you can talk clearly about where you want to go to beat the heat (keep cool)! Expand (make bigger) your knowledge (what you know) of English with some of this helpful water vocabulary! Lake A lake is a large body of water. [...]

Water Vocabulary in English – Easy English2020-07-02T10:50:30+01:00

House Idioms in English


Learning idioms is a great way to become more fluent in a language. Idioms, which are turns of phrase (ways of speaking) that aren't directly translatable and are usually unique to (special to) the language, are a great way to learn more about a language and a culture. English is chock full of (has many)  idioms, especially house idioms! There are many different house idioms and house-related idioms in English. You may not be aware of (know about) some of these house idioms, but they're great to know if you want to speak more fluently. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite house idioms in English! A house [...]

House Idioms in English2020-06-24T17:44:38+01:00

Many and Much: Which one to Use?


We've talked on the blog before about when to use fewer vs. less, which are both opposites of the word more.  Another similar set (group) of words are many and much. Many and much are used in very similar circumstances (instances, situations) to fewer and less. Many and much are used with countable and uncountable nouns, respectively. For a quick refresher on countable and uncountable nouns, an explainer on when to use many and much, as well as a short quiz, keep reading! Countable vs. Uncountable Nouns, and Many and Much Whether a noun is countable or uncountable has to do with (is concerned with) if something in groups can be counted or not. Things [...]

Many and Much: Which one to Use?2020-06-17T23:10:37+01:00

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 loan words, some of [...]

Persian Loan Words in English2020-06-11T15:59:43+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 brunch? The word "brunch" is the combination of breakfast and lunch. Lots [...]

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English2020-06-02T17:58:18+01:00
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