Multilingual flashcard: Morning Mist

Morning Mist in 10 languages I walk through a park to get to work in the mornings, which is amazing and much better than the commute I used to do (three different trains!). One thing I really like, particularly in Spring and Autumn is the early morning mist which usually disperses as the day heats…

Multilingual flashcard: Dew

Dew in 10 languages I love being up early enough to see the grass jewelled with dew. Spiderwebs gleaming in the early morning sunshine.I walk through a park to get to work and really enjoy getting a bit of greenery (or ‘shinrinyoku’/ forest-bathing as it is called in Japan) into my day! Have you ever…

Multilingual flashcard: Hyacinth

Hyacinth in 10 languages Continuing with my theme of spring flowers, despite it being rather a grey morning here. See snowdrop, daffodil , crocus and tulip in 10 languages by clicking on the name of each flower. Hyacinths are one of my favourite spring flowers because they smell so heavenly. I almost always end up…

Multilingual flashcard: Tulip

Tulip in 10 languages Has Spring reached your part of the world yet? It traditionally begins on the Vernal Equinox which is around the 20th/21st March in the Northern Hemisphere. On the Equinox (from Latin for ‘equal ‘ night) hemispheres are getting about an equal amount of sun. The equinoxes are the only times of…

Multilingual flashcard: Crocus

Crocus in 10 languages Yet another beautiful Spring flower that might be peeking its head out near you at the moment. (See more flowers in 10 languages here) Have you had time to get out and enjoy the Spring weather recently? In Greek mythology, Krokus was a youth who was turned into a flower after…

Multilingual flashcard: Daffodil

The poor Spring flowers got another dusting of snow this weekend – it was so strange, especially as I was out in short sleeves on Friday and it was quite warm! Still, Spring is marching on and I love seeing all of the beautiful daffodils around. In the sunshine the look so cheerful and I…

Multilingual flashcard: Snowdrop

Now that Winter is melting away with the snow and Spring is here, I am seeing lots of beautiful spring flowers poking their heads out. The harbinger of spring, snowdrops, have been appearing in the park I walk through to get to work. In the language of flowers they symbolise hope. Have you got a…

Multilingual flashcard: Spring

It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring here – today was noticeably warmer and, although it was quite cloudy and rainy, I spotted lots of spring flowers poking their heads out after the snow last week. So, how do you say ‘Spring’ in 10 languages? Hopefully that picture makes you want to get out…

Snow!

Snow makes the mundane magical. When it starts to snow I can’t ignore the thrill! So we finally got snow here in the South-East of England. By the time we sent the kids home from school at 3:30 on Friday it was a proper white-out and we were one of the few schools still open!…

Multilingual flashcard: Winter

Winter in 10 languages for your language learning today. How are the New Year’s resolutions going? Even though the shortest day of the year (December 21st, Winter Solstice) has already passed and the days are getting longer, we still have a lot of Winter left to go! Which is your favourite season? What do you…

Multilingual flashcard: Icicle

Icicle in 10 languages for the last of the cold weather. Have you spotted any this year? I still remember learning this word in Japanese when acting as a leader on a weekend camp for children aged 6 – 9, when we woke up to find the mountains around us buried in snow with icicle…

Multilingual flashcard: Ice

Brrr! It has been so cold recently! Continuing with the winter-themed language learning for the New Year with ice in 10 languages.