Seen sometimes as barriers, languages are the tools we use to communicate and understand each other or the information at hand, such as this poem we can read in both English and Afrikaans.Continue reading “A Poem You Can Read in English and Afrikaans”
Welkom by Afrikaanse Vergelykings – Afrikaans simile.
We often use similes without realizing, when we desire to emphasize the meaning of an idea or an image. But similes allow us insight into a different culture, as you can notice from these Afrikaans similes and their English translations.
Ons gebruik gereeld vergelykings, somtyds sonder dat ons dit besef, om ‘n idee of beeld te versterk. Vergelykings gee ons ook insig in ander kulture, soos jy kan opmerk van herdie Afrikaanse vergelykings en hulle (direkte) Engelse vertalings.Continue reading “Afrikaanse Vergelykings – Afrikaans Simile – Your Comprehensive & Fun Guide”
What is the connection between German idioms, story tales and sausages? Weather it is Michael Ende’s “The Never Ending Story” (“Die Unendliche Geschichte”), Erich Kästner’s “Emil and the Detectives” (“Emil Und Die Detektive”) or Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel”, German storytelling reveals a rich culture and a millennial tradition.Continue reading “27 German idioms to display the German’s love for fairy tales and sausages”
19 German Compound Words with Surprising Translations: Mammutwörter and the Longest German, English and Welsh Words – prepare yourself to be amazed.Continue reading “19 German Compound Words with Surprising Translations, Mammutwörter, Longest German, English and Welsh Words”
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.Continue reading “20 Afrikaans words with interesting English literal translations”