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Semer - to sow, spread

Semer - to sow, spread

Learn how to conjugate semer, a stem-changing French verb.......[Read More]
What Is the Confirmation in Speech and Rhetoric?

What Is the Confirmation in Speech and Rhetoric?

Confirmation is the main part of a speech or text in which logical arguments in support of a position are elaborated.......[Read More]
What Is a Lingua Franca?

What Is a Lingua Franca?

A lingua franca is a language or a mixture of languages used as a medium of communication by people whose native languages are different.......[Read More]
huppé

huppé

What does the French word huppé mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
Today in Francophone History

Today in Francophone History

Learn about important dates in French and francophone history: famous birthdays, holidays and celebrations, and other milestones.......[Read More]
What Is the Object of a Preposition?

What Is the Object of a Preposition?

The object of a preposition is a noun or a pronoun that follows a preposition and completes its meaning.......[Read More]
fané

fané

What does the French word fané mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
What Is Edited American English?

What Is Edited American English?

Edited American English is the variety of Standard American English used in most forms of academic writing.......[Read More]
Latin Surnames Meaning Fire

Latin Surnames Meaning Fire

Although Latin is considered a dead language, its descendants (known as the Romance languages) have spread far and wide throughout the world and are still very much alive. Here are some of the most fiery surnames that were originally derived from Latin but may have been adapted somewhat into what is......[Read More]
Arguments Against Learning Spanish

Arguments Against Learning Spanish

Immigration, both legal and illegal, sits at the forefront of American politics in the first decades of the 21st century. Conversations on immigration extend into all areas of daily life, including language acquisition. Some people believe in a completely bilingual system (resembling much of Europe)......[Read More]
On Various Kinds of Thinking, by James Harvey Robinson (page two)

On Various Kinds of Thinking, by James Harvey Robinson (page two)

In this well-known essay, Robinson employs classification to convey his thesis that for the most part "our convictions on important matters . . . are pure prejudices in the proper sense of that word. We do not form them ourselves. They are the whisperings of 'the voice of the herd.'&q......[Read More]
Apprécier - to appreciate

Apprécier - to appreciate

Learn how to conjugate apprécier, a regular -er French verb.......[Read More]
How to Write a Hindi Translation

How to Write a Hindi Translation

Hindi, also referred to as Hindustani, is written using the Devanagari script. Due to the diversity of Indian culture and intricacies in the language, writing a Hindi translation requires a thorough knowledge not just of the script and grammar but also its various dialects, the audience, context and......[Read More]
Teindre - to dye

Teindre - to dye

Learn how to conjugate teindre, an irregular -re French verb.......[Read More]
For The Girls: Performing Gender In To Kill A Mockingbird And Twelfth Night

For The Girls: Performing Gender In To Kill A Mockingbird And Twelfth Night

Concepts of femininity in To Kill a Mockingbird and "Twelfth Night"......[Read More]
What Are the Scriptures of the Shaolin?

What Are the Scriptures of the Shaolin?

Shaolin refers to a location in the Henan Province of China where the Shaolin Temple resides. The word "Shaolin" literally means "temple in the woods of Shaoshi Mountain." Shaolin monks practice Chan Buddhism, which relies very little on written scripture, or sacred writings, to guide its followers.......[Read More]
Repasser - to iron; to pass again

Repasser - to iron; to pass again

Learn how to conjugate repasser, a regular -er French verb.......[Read More]
Pleuvoir - to rain

Pleuvoir - to rain

Learn how to conjugate pleuvoir, an impersonal and irregular -ir French verb.......[Read More]
Venez dîner chez moi - discover a typical dinner with guests at a French home

Venez dîner chez moi - discover a typical dinner with guests at a French home

What to expect when invited for dinner at a French home......[Read More]