Dogs, Man’s Best Friend, Illustrated by Art, Ancient World to 20th Century

The old claim that a dog and a man are the best of friend is validated by numerous records, be it art, history, folklore or books. Yet it requires no proof to anyone lucky enough to enjoy the company of a dog in modern day’s society. The stories and the inspiration behind art such as …

32 original Afrikaans idioms sure to make you smile once translated into English, #SouthAfrica #languages #learning #fun #amreading

Your final stop if in search of original Afrikaans idioms translated into English, and sure to make you smile. Afrikaans, a language rich in idioms and emotions, is the world’s youngest national language and one of South Africa’s 11 official languages. Born about 350 years ago through a blend of Dutch, German and French spoken …

19 German Compound Words with Surprising Translations: Mammutwörter and the Longest German, English and Welsh Words via @PatFurstenberg #german #english #translation #language

For many of us, myself included, learning German is like climbing the Himalayas Mountains. If the grammar or the articles don’t get to you, the compound words without exact translation into English will – because in some German compound words the stem words don’t keep their meaning. The beauty of it is that once you …

20 Afrikaans words with interesting English literal translations

When learning a new language, some of the issues we encounter are translating those crafty closed compound words – combinations of two or more words that function as a single unit and mean something different than the individual words they are built from. Aasvoël Direct translation: bait bird Actual meaning: vulture 2. Jagluiperd Direct translation: …