Multilingual flashcard: Music

Music in 10 languages What is your favourite type of music? Do you listen to music every day? Music has been a part of human culture for at least 40, 000 years, based on archaeological remains of instruments and it still remains an important part of many cultures and lives. Various studies have suggested that…

Multilingual flashcard: Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in 10 languages They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. For the Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon Today we celebrate 100 years since the…

Multilingual flashcard: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween in 10 languages! Hope you are going to have a good one, regardless of what you will be doing! This year I am spending Hallowe’en in school, which is quite strange for me as we are always off for Hallowe’en at home in Ireland! Despite it becoming more of an opportunity to dress…

Multilingual flashcard: Coral

Coral in 10 languages Hands up if you thought coral was a plant – anyone? I remember reading that coral was an animal, but always thought of it as in the same category as seaweed, etc. It turns out that it’s much more complex than that! Coral are invertebrate animals which generally live in colonies…

Multilingual flashcard: Fish

Multilingual flashcard: Fish There are 33, 600 known species of fish in the world, with more diversity than any other vertebrate species. They are important to humans, both as a cultural icon and as a food source, with one sixth of the world’s protein provided by fish and fish products. The most commonly used collective…

Multilingual flashcard: Crab

Crab in 10 languages Crabs have existed since the Jurassic period (200- 145 million years ago) and live all over the world, in fresh and sea water and on the land, with around 850 species currently known to humans. They are decapod (ten-legged) crustaceans. Just as an aside, how many people learned about decapods from…

Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray

Multilingual flashcard: Manta Ray Learn how to say ‘Manta Ray‘ in 10 different languages. I’ve decided to create some multilingual flashcards for various species of animals, starting with sea creatures, inspired by the growing awareness of our deleterious impact on the biodiversity of our oceans. First up is the Manta Ray. They live in warm…

Multilingual flashcard: Throne

Multilingual flashcard: Throne Whew, it’s been a while since I posted one of these – I set out with the goal of posting one every day, then went down to three times a week because of life getting in the way. It takes a while to make these, especially as I check all the translations…

Multilingual flashcard: Crown

Crown in 10 languages Special headgear has been used to denote royalty or importance since ancient times – for example, the headdresses worn by the Ancient Egyptians to symbolise kingship or the laurel wreath used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to symbolise victory in sporting events or war. Crowns are often used as symbols…

Multilingual flashcard: Moat

Moat in 10 languages You can’t have your castle without a moat! Preferably filled with some nasty creatures that will have a nibble on anyone trying to cross the moat to attack you! Moats have been used since ancient times to provide a line or defence, whether they were dry or filled with water. The…

Multilingual flashcard: Castle

Castle in 10 languages Castles have a special place in our collective imagination, and they dot the landscape in many countries, either as beautiful buildings still used and loved or as evocative ruins, slowly disintegrating. Castles in different countries each have their own unique characteristics, yet are all equally beautiful. I have a lot of…

Multilingual flashcard: Royalty

Royalty in 10 languages Check out Princess, Prince, Queen and King in 10 languages by clicking on the name of each flashcard. Now learn how to say royalty in 10 languages! The word for ‘royalty’ also encapsulates the imperial or royal family in countries like Japan or China which traditionally had an emperor or empress…