Multilingual flashcard: Violin

Violin in 10 languages Another popular music instrument today, following piano and my current theme of music. Stringed instruments have been common since antiquity but the violin, in its current form, emerged in 16th century Italy and has since become an important part of orchestras, as well as being used by soloists. Here are some…

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: 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: Queen

Queen in 10 languages Continuing with the royal theme after prince, princess and king over the past week or two, with queen in 10 languages. The current Queen of England is Elizabeth II and she is one of only two currently reigning queens in the world – the other is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark….

Multilingual flashcard: Prince

Prince in 10 languages To match the princess card posted a few days ago, here is how to say prince in 10 languages. The English word comes, via French, from the Latin:  princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning “the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince” and was the informal title of the Roman…