Talking to Andreea Archip from Libertatea, Romania, “cu drag”

Talking to Andreea Archip from Libertatea, Romania, "cu drag" - writing, war, women writing about war, love and Romania.

Talking to the talented Andreea Archip from Libertatea, one of Romania’s leading newspapers, was as unexpected and as fun as Christmas in July.

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Falx vs Gladius, Dáoi vs Romans Translated in Romanian

falx gladius daoi romani poveste

Falx vs Gladius, Dáoi vs Romans, the 100-word story included in my book inspired by Transylvania’s history, was recently translated in Romanian and featured on Masticadores Rumania.

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How to use 24 Afrikaans Idioms in Sentences, with Lekker Examples

How to use 24 Afrikaans Idioms in Sentences, with Lekker Examples

For fun or school work, here’s how to use Afrikaans idioms in sentences, with lekker (cool) examples.

1. Agteros kom ook in die kraal. To eventually complete a task.
Uiteindelik het ek my werk klaar gemaak, toe sê die onderwyseres vir my agteros kom ook in die kraal.

2. Aan iemand se lippe te hang. To listen attentively.
Die juffrou lees ’n baie opwindende storie vir die kinders en hulle hang aan haar lippe.

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The Sunflower Legend, a Folk Tale from Ukraine

Sunflower legend folk tale Ukraine

The bright and stately Sunflower and its touching legend is a folk tale of Ukraine and a symbol for the inspiring resistance of Ukrainian people.

Symbols and imagery used in national customs and rituals are passed on through generations and become the unseen backbone that supports us in times of trouble.

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Mary and Constantin Rosetti, a Love Like None Other #Im4Ro

Mary Grant Rosetti love

‘None is happier than the poet for he lives twice, as a man and an angel. With the sole exception that through his earthly life he experiences nothing but happiness and candor. But what use is this material life to me, for when it offers me love, I feel unworthy to partake in it?’ These are the thoughts of young Rosetti of 24 years of age on the eve of the 1840’s Christmas.

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