Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me laugh

I know that I’m a week behind with the prompts, but I found it easier to think of books for this prompt than ‘books that made me angry’. I will catch up at some point! Here are the six books I have chosen which have actually made me laugh out loud at some point: 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: Book

Multilingual flashcard 148 – Book in 10 languages. Pretty much the most important word you need to know in any language. Books, unique portals to other worlds, repositories of knowledge, provacators and comforters, ‘portable magic’. Books have been tied up with so many important experiences in my life and I truly believe you can never…

Unique words in other languages

Unique words in other languages   Some people call these ‘untranslatable’ words which is rarely true as everything can be translated, one way or another. However, it often teaches you something about a culture when they have a single word or phrase for a concept that may take a sentence to explain in English. I…