Falling Down 101 - always fall carefully! Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurtvanaert/1734048004/
Word Of The Week: Hurricane
A Hurricane, also known as a ‘tropical cyclone’ is a storm system that produce vast winds and rain. The English term Hurricane is usually believed to derive from Spanish (1) - as spanish explorers picked up the word from a Caribbean language named Taíno. In Taino ‘Huracan’ meant “storm”. Additional source might be Hyrrokkin, a giantess in the Norse mythology...
Don’t be surprised to see the word ‘kräpp’ all over toilet paper in Sweden - it actually means paper!
#Question Of The week
Police - Singular? Plural? A collective noun?
Careful! Don’t end up stolen! Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luke-in-china/3859580608/sizes/z/in/photostream/
Planning a trip to New York City? Get a grip on the local slang.
Did You Know?
Did you know that melody is considered one of the most beautiful sounding words in English? What’s your favorite? Share with us!
Present Perfect and Past tense - When do we use... →
Babylon has a new service! A community where you ask and our professional translators answer. Today’s question is: Present Perfect and Past tense - When do we use them?
Worst Translation of the Week: "Have Fun"
Sometimes you don’t have to be wrong to be funny: MFinChina writes “The translation is accurate, but it’s so much shorter than the Chinese that it looks funny. The Chinese is actually something like, “The travel boat company wishes you have fun visiting the lake.” At West Lake, Hangzhou.” Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58285552@N00/30524456/
“La única diferencia entre un loco y yo es que yo no estoy loco.” #GetBabylon and find out the meaning of this sentence! http://on.fb.me/jk4czO
Planing to travel to Greece? Be careful with yes and no questions! In Greece a head nod means NO and a shake means YES. #TravelTips
Worst Translation of the Week: Yamanaka Farm Flesh...
Don’t even ask what they grow in Yamanaka Farm that produces “Flesh Milk”: Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobandthefishes/85940722/
Don’t get confused by #FalseFriends in languages! Here is a tip: “RAT” in German means ‘advice’ while “RATO” in Portuguese means ‘mouse’.
Why multilingual people choose one language over...
How people who know multiple languages make a choice when speaking: Source: PsychologyToday.com
Birds and humans have more in common than we've...
Studies proved that the order of “words” makes a difference in birds communication: Source: io9.com
You don't need a crystal ball to predict the...
“Fewer Verbs and Nouns in Financial Reporting Could Predict Stock Market Bubble, Study Shows”: Source - ScienceDaily
“Si vous pensez que l’éducation coûte cher, attendez de voir ce que l’ignorance vous coûte” Want to know the meaning of this sentence? Don’t waste anymore time, get Babylon now! http://on.fb.me/jk4czO
Worst Translation of the Week: "Conveniently slam...