Multilingual flashcard: Skeleton

Multilingual flashcard 119 – Skeleton in 10 languages Did you know that the human skeleton has 206 bones (300 when you are born!)? The longest bone is the thigh bone (femur) and the smallest is in your inner ear (the staples or stirrup bone). The only bone without joints is the hyoid bone in your…

Multilingual flashcard: Yoga

Multilingual flashcard – Yoga in 10 languages. As with many names, yoga does not actually change that much, even in ten different languages. Do you do yoga? I know that there are lots of different types and routines, but I tend to do 2-3 routines most days of the week. I try to do the…

Multilingual flashcard: Sunflower

Multilingual flashcard – Sunflower in 10 languages. Sunflowers have always been one of my favourite flowers. This year, in my class, we each planted a sunflower seed in a clear pot and observed the roots, shoot and leaves grow. The kids then took them home and transplanted them to their gardens where, hopefully, they are…

Multilingual flashcard: Gold (colour)

Gold (colour) in 10 languages with multilingual flashcard number 113. Gold is commonly associated with luxury, riches and treasure. It can give the impression of affluence or elegance, but can also be seen as tacky when overdone.    

Multilingual flashcard: Grey/Gray

Multilingual flashcard 112 – Grey (UK)/ Gray (USA) in 10 languages In Japanese the dictionary usually gives us hai-iro, or ash-coloured, but nezumi-iro (mouse-coloured) is also commonly used in spoken Japanese. Image credits: Sensational Colour and Ingrid Sundberg

Multilingual flashcard: Turquoise

Multilingual flashcard 110 – Turquoise in 10 languages. This was a difficult one to translate as so many places simply refer to the stone, turquoise, rather than the colour. It reminds me of azure water and silver sand and makes me look forward to summer! One of my favourite colours, also popular with my pupils….

Multilingual flashcard: Black

Multilingual flashcard 109 – the colour black in 10 languages Image credits: Sensational Colour and Ingrid Sundberg

Multilingual flashcard: White

Multilingual flashcard 108 – the colour white in 10 languages. I had always preferred cream or off-white for walls but my friend recently decorated her house with white floors and ceilings and grey walls. It looks incredible, like something from an interior design magazine. How do you feel about white? Image credits: Sensational Colour and…