Monthly Archives: July 2011

Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

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Fušování‏

Fušování‏ is a Czech word I discovered recently that appealed to me and that means “tinker, dabbling”. The related verb, fušovat means “to potter, to tinker at, to botch, to dabble, to mess about, to tinker”. Other related words include: – fušer – quack, tinker, blunderer, boggler, botcher, bungler, cobbler, dabbler – fušerská práce – […]

Czech, Language, Language learning, Words and phrases 6 Comments

Careers with languages

The other day I came across an interesting piece in The Guardian about “Career options for foreign language speakers“. The piece is just a short introduction to an online Q&A session that took place last Friday, and it claims that: The words “graduate with a foreign language” on your CV will have many recruiters going […]

Language 11 Comments

Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you identify the language, and do you know where it’s spoken?

Language, Quiz questions 26 Comments

Llygad yr haul

I heard the Welsh phrase llygad yr haul (eye of the sun) on the weather forecast on Radio Cymru this morning and thought it was a poetic way of describing sunny weather. I think it appears in a sentence something like Bydd sawl mannau dan llygad yr haul yfory (“Many places will be under the […]

English, Language, Welsh, Words and phrases 5 Comments