As many countries, France has developed its own sizing system for clothes, which corresponds to the size of the various items in centimeters. Here are tables for men and women’s sizes for tops, bottoms, and shoes… with the corresponding US sizes.
Fed up with the humdrum vocabulary and the unappealing grammar? “Learning by singing” is an effective learning method, through which you can enjoy music, enlarge your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation and get to know more about a culture.
Tecktonic is a dance, born in France in the beginning of the 21st century, which has gained momentum for the past few years, and is now seen not only in France, but in parts of Europe, and even in North America.
The Italian hand gestures are also very famous abroad: I just discovered that, on Facebook, students who were in Italy for the Erasmus program now claim to be able to speak as a real Italian because they learned how to use their hands correctly while speaking.
One of the first things that attracted my attention in Germany was the common use of abbreviations, especially acronyms, mostly formed with three letters. If you decide to live in Germany, it is better that you learn some of them.
English is spoken all over the world. Or maybe we should say “Engrish” because, unfortunately, some people fail at translating it. “Engrish” refers to mistranslated and grammatically incorrect variations of English. Spelling may also be incorrect. While the term “Engrish” may refer to spoken English, it is more often used to describe written English.
The Russian language… The Russian language is poetic; it is probably one of the most beautiful languages in the world, the language of Pushkin and Tolstoy. But it is not only elevated language Russian is famous for; it has countless colloquialisms as well as slang words.
The people of the eastern Black Sea region in Turkey are called Laz. They speak a dialect of Turkish called “Lazca”. Laz people have often been the targets or mockery for the Turkish people. They are actually known to be clever, but sometimes they make major mistakes which become the subject of many jokes.
Due to the many factors that belong to a specific culture, humor, as an essential part in each language, can be shown in different ways. Likewise jokes change from time to time with the new words constantly included in the vocabulary.
About dumb blondes, Russians, Germans and policemen – a (non)-scientific approach to Polish humor