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  1. Nicole Chardenet
    J.R.R. Tolkien's love of language was world-famous. He didn't create languages for his Middle Earth books, he created stories to go with his languages. So much far did *you* get reading Lord of the Rings on Saturday, or did you weiner out and just read The Hobbit? :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    J.R.R. Tolkien - The Godfather of Constructed Languages - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com March 25th was International Tolkien Reading Day. J.R.R. Tolkien's high fantasy constructed languages were a 60-year-long project until his death in...
  2. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon
    How to Say Happy St. Patrick's Day in Gaelic
    www.wikihow.com A common way of wishing someone "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in the native Irish language is "Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!" If you want to sound like a well-versed Irishman or Irishwoman, though, there are a few other sayings and terms...
  3. Javier 🐝 beBee
    LANGUAGES Javier 🐝 beBee


    sergio arboledas
    21/03/2017 #4 sergio arboledas
    Interesting! Where this picture come from? I would like to put a blog post including this picture on www.textappeal.com
    I'll pay for the article + backlink to your website.
    Please stay in touch,
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    16/03/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    This is a wonderful depiction. Thanks a lot.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Sizes of the branches represent the recorded native speakers before year 0.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    15/03/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Found my mother tongue: Dutch! Interesting share, thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee
  4. Javier 🐝 beBee
    The Root of Human Languages Javier 🐝 beBee


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Today the loss of language is happening. Is it not strange that as we become more networked we lose languages. 3000 might be extinct in the next 100 years.
    PBS Video :
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    this is more complete https://www.bebee.com/content/1310555/1182281
  5. ProducerGert 🐝 Scholtz
    My First Spanish Lesson/Mi Primera Lección en Español
    My First Spanish Lesson/Mi Primera Lección en EspañolI know only one word in Spanish:  “ole'”. Well, I also understand “vamos” and “jajaja”, thanks to Mamen Delgado. Shocked, I realize these three words are my Spanish vocabulary. Sin esperanza! I am resolved to learn more of the beautiful Spanish...


    🌈Seth Degyansky🎭♻
    18/03/2017 #57 🌈Seth Degyansky🎭♻
    #56 el gusto es mío
    ¡Hasta pronto!
    My pleasure
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #56 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #54 That is a great method you are showing me Seth. Thank you for the tips - I appreciate your extensive reply. / Ese es un gran método que me estás mostrando a Seth. Gracias por los consejos - Aprecio su extensa respuesta.
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #55 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #53 Thank you Cristina, I appreciate your offer. My English is actually not that great but I will try my best. / Gracias Cristina, agradezco su oferta. Mi inglés no es realmente grande pero intentaré mi mejor.
    🌈Seth Degyansky🎭♻
    17/03/2017 #54 🌈Seth Degyansky🎭♻
    In teaching with Blended Learning (instructional, peer and electronic) I teach using Google Translate and the Discount Double Check. Much like I used to use bilingual dictionaries by checking the "translations of the translation" or defining new words by looking up their definitions in my "handy" two-volume paperback of the Real Academia Española dictionary, I coach my students to copy & paste a Google Translate translation, word or phrases, and click the double-arrow (language switcheroo button) to see if the output resembles the input. Unfortunately, Google Translate's isn't perfect. Occasionally using it to translate Hungarian, I find little clarity. What I prefer in several instances is Wikipedia. Find an article (wikipedia entry) you find interesting and then click on your language of choice; it's not necessarily a translation, but instead an authentic target language document written about the same topic. Personally, I use it all the time for niche or topic-centric translations; otherwise I use it to lecture on facts as answers to target language questions. In teaching foreign language to young Americans, the main obstacle is maternal language grammar familiarity. So, not only do I teach character education (with undertones from Seneca the Younger's Psychomacchia - the allegorical basis for modern, corporate, psychological personality profiles) through color-coded pronoun & conjugation tables, but also a little extra philosophy to answer -¿ser? o ¿estar? - ¡¡¡Esa es la pregunta!!! ;)
    ¡¡¡Buena suerte! compa!!
    Cristina Ballester
    17/03/2017 #53 Cristina Ballester
    google translate no es muy buena opción. Si necesitas ayuda, por aquí estoy. A cambio I need improve my english! 😋
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/03/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    PART 1 of 2

    I will only use Google Translate to communicate if it shows me a particular line that I want to highlight but then only highlighted from the original copy. If I copy anything from Google Translated form it will be for the most basic of sayings, so personally I don't think I will ever learn Spanish if I simply rely on Google Translate. Until one talks in Spanish that utilizes a different part of the brain, and most language speaking classes today begin with vocal rather than written language.

    Now Gert Scholtz you do have an opportunity to practice spoken Spanish through the InterNations group in Johannesburg

    Spaniards in Johannesburg

    The only way I will learn Spanish is if I fell madly in love with a Spanish speaker, but that is not something I am contemplating and nor does my wife who has remain steadfast with me for nearly 32 years - so without romantic interest I find it difficult to get my own brain to entertain learning a third language - especially since my brain is not so welcoming of my current near but far from perfect bilingual status.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/03/2017 #51 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    PART 2 of 2

    These Spanish people who have moved and now live in Johannesburg. Furthermore when or if you make contact with this group, it is a great way of spreading the beBee message at the local level and then it is up to people at beBee in Madrid if partnering with this group has global opportunities.

    This expat network has communities in 390 cities and a membership of 2.6 million. Interesting also is their guiding principles https://www.internations.org/team/guiding-principles/ and when I read principles that tells me at level the organizations thinking rests and with InterNations guiding principles it is clear to me that great thought has been applied.

    Finally, learning a language is totally different from thinking a language. I find language learning very difficult, and am not even that proficient with my mother tongue and that is because even when I speak Punjabi, I think in English. The challenge is to speak Spanish and think in Spanish too. I wish you well on this adventure - best of all it, your quest brings beBee back to it's roots - and that is usually where the power exists, so kudos to you Gert for wanting to embark on this learning journey
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    17/03/2017 #50 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #49 its a great app have been using it for a while for Esperanto :)
    Maria Olivia Confesor
    17/03/2017 #49 Maria Olivia Confesor
    Try this app called Duolingo. It's very handy. Busuu is helpful too as you can ask someone to correct your sentences for you. Have fun learning!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #48 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    Thank you to all that have commented and given valuable advice. I have commenced my Spanish learning: ¡Olé! / Gracias a todos los que han comentado y dado consejos valiosos. He comenzado mi aprendizaje de español: ¡Olé!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    17/03/2017 #47 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #45 @Helena Jansen van Vuuren As you would know, in South Africa there is virtually no Spanish heard. On video's and podcasts it does have is a rich and expressive sounding language. Thanks for your comments. / Como ustedes saben, en Sudáfrica prácticamente no se escucha ningún español. En videos y podcasts tiene un lenguaje de sonidos rico y expresivo. Gracias por tus comentarios
    Susan Botello
    16/03/2017 #46 Susan Botello
    I grew up in Spain and love to speak it when I get the chance. ¡Olé!
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    16/03/2017 #45 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Spanish is great - love that you can get your whole mouth round the words - Spain was part of my sales territory so did Spanish business course - although can't remember much - that is an age thing and nothing to do with my tutor - but quite a few differences to how the Columbians speak but my customers in Spain were great and sommer spoke Engels.....
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/03/2017 #44 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #43 Saludos Don @Gert 🐝 Scholtz :). Dutch people love Spain and Spanish so it's quite normal to meet a Dutch that also speaks Spanish - You would be surprised that they can speak Spanish, Portuguese, French and Arabic without Dutch accent :).
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    16/03/2017 #43 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #34 @Emilia M. Ludovino Thank you madam Ludovino. I shall listen to more Spanish podcasts as you recommend. I can't help but wonder how Spanish sounds spoken with a Dutch accent :) / Gracias señora Ludovino. Voy a escuchar más podcasts españoles como usted recomienda. No puedo dejar de preguntarme cómo sonidos españoles se habla con un acento holandés :)
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    16/03/2017 #42 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Thank you senor Boddie. Perhaps soon we shall see google translate Spanish becoming a beBee dialect! / Gracias señor Boddie. Tal vez pronto vamos a ver google transalte español convertirse en un dialecto beBee!
    Ken Boddie
    16/03/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    #27 Reminds me also, @Dean Owen, of Latin under duress, and of the Roman ristorante, where .....
    Caesar adsum jam forte
    Brutus aderat
    Caesar sic in omnibus
    Brutus sic in at. 😂
    Ken Boddie
    16/03/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    Hola Señor Scholtz
    Good luck with your new objective and remember .....
    mi Google Translate es su Google Translate! 🤓
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/03/2017 #34 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Enhorabuena @Gert 🐝 Scholtz! Me alegro que hayas empezado a aprender español - un lenguaje muy rica y viva. En Amsterdam ayudo a mis amigos españoles a mejorar su Inglés y escuchar audiolibros tienen resultados óptimos. También recomiendo que escuches audiolibros en youtube. Pasarlo bien y buena suerte!
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    16/03/2017 #33 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    Genial artículo, enhorabuena! Además de lo que ya te han recomendado (escuchar podcasts y ver series/películas en VO) a mí lo que me resulta muy útil es la música.
    No te desanimes y poco a poco irás aprendiendo ;)
  6. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Learn how to say numbers in Spanish
    Learn how to say numbers in Spanish Spanish for Beginners - I will teach you to count from 1 to 99 in Spanish. Learn the numbers in Spanish to talk about money, phone number, time, to count to...


    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    05/03/2017 #1 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    Español lenguaje son no muy bella! mi favorito.
    Me gusta mucho!

    Es El similar al portugués Pero algunos pronunciaciones y palabras cambia dramaticamente.
  7. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Learn basic Spanish: The best basic Spanish toolkit
    Learn basic Spanish: The best basic Spanish toolkit Learn basic Spanish, what you will need to survive on your first day abroad. Click here to learn with Sonia for free: http://dayone.fluenz.com/spanish Day...


    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    05/03/2017 #1 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Que mona, uno de los sueños de mi vida, ser interprete.
  8. ProducerLance  🐝 Scoular
    “More or Less” or More or Less?”
    “More or Less” or More or Less?”Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge. Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific...


    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #25 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #24 Three great treasures Franci.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/03/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    "I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." Lao Tzu
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #23 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #22 No doubt, Gert, when great lyricists and composers team up the wedded music and words have such great impact and effect. 🎼🎵🎶
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    03/03/2017 #22 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Lance 🐝 Scoular An engrossing read Lance of a well-crafted article on how "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". Enjoyed very much and learned from this - thank you.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #19 So true Debasish. Your mention of the signals in the noise factory reminded me of my primary school years in the 1950's where we had a small class of deaf children who coomunicated though sign language. 👌👍👎✊✋👏

    Also a good freind of mine is an audiologist and can sign as well.

    Of course there is also for all ofvus or body language and facial expressions and our vocal intonations.😊😆🤔😑😣😢😭

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #20 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #18 Thanks Ali.
    I regularly read and share your buzzes as the are short snd to the point. 👌😊🐝🍯
    debasish majumder
    03/03/2017 #19 debasish majumder
    language true is a unique means of communication and it is equally in the continuous process of evolving. different country having different socio economic fabric and language also equally evolved. i have observed in a factory, workers are making effective signals to communicate within themselves and as owing to tremendous sound in the factory, their reflexes are equally evolved. even in our daily life we may use plenty of words which are traditionally being used and being carried on generation after generation, virtually ingrained in our reflex. we seldom ponder seriously about its pragmatic value. however, lovely insight @Lance Scoular! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Ali Anani
    03/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    @Lance 🐝 Scoular- I am sharing this beautiful buzz for it contains great wisdom. I ask myself sometimes it is less or more or less and more together? I try to avoid separation thinking because it limits our choices.
    You brilliantly showed why less is more. I have experienced myself that the less time I have, the more I am productive. People need as much time as you give them. We only then increase their slack time and giving more time means getting less work done.

    I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/03/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular, very kind of you to say!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/03/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    "Less and concentrated", or "Few but great ones" , .. .I agree... LESS IS OFTEN MORE !!! CC @Daniel Paz @Alberto Anaya Arcas
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #15 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #14 Thanks Lisa.
    I think you're too hard on your self. Your Live Buzzes are insightful and succinct.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/03/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    If I can ever perfect "less is more," I will have a party for myself LOL! I'm too long winded when I write. Geez, I just let all my Scotish relatives down because my spending habits tend to be a bit on the higher side when it comes to groceries since I love to cook. I do need to work on that one! Thanks for sharing this @Lance 🐝 Scoular, great tips with excellent examples!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #13 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #10 Well said @Kevin Baker and thanks fir the share. ✔👍😊🐝
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #12 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #9 Thanks one again @Sara Jacobovici 👍😊
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #8 Culture is indeed an important factor.

    Interesting that you mention "Rhapsody in Blue." In my youth I played cornet and trumpet with a number of brass bands, concert bands and an orchestra. In one in particular "Rhapsody in Blue" was in our repertoire. Great music. 🎼🎵🎶🎺
    Kevin Baker
    03/03/2017 #10 Kevin Baker
    The level of our understanding is not relevant to communicating within the sophistication of our audience. I tend to be overtly entrusted to the most complicated possibility yet when discovering the solution it presents itself with grating simplicity. The glass is half empty or half full. Is it refillable or do you get a different sized glass? Oh the possibilities ............
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    @Lance 🐝 Scoular writes, "Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge."
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular, for writing on a topic close to my heart; communication. Definitely interests me to look at how we use words and the meanings we ascribe to them. This does shape our choices and behaviours. Culture is also a factor that influences the meanings or expressions. Individual experiences also influence the meaning. My mother's eastern European culture of her generation put much value on more; more education, more titles, more money, "the more the better". In the movie Rhapsody in Blue (1945), a biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin, the father always asks Gershwin how many pages is his latest composition. When he gets the answer, the father repeats the number and says, "A very important piece".
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #6 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #3 I dread when Sandie or Nat arrive home with large packages with IKEA labels.
    I say to myself, "there goes the weekend" 😞
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #5 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #2 Couldn't agree more David with your corporate examples which both Jim Collins and Simon Sinek both speak against.
  9. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    I am very happy and proud to be part of LanguageCert USAL esPro BULATS team!
    Lucía Nicolás


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    congratulations ! great to see you !
  10. Nicole Chardenet
    Such a mensch he was! Leonard Nimoy passed away two years ago yesterday and today we remember him as a bilingual speaker and no, his second language wasn't Klingon! He was fluent in Yiddish from childhood. And guess what, his Live Long & Prosper sign is actually a Jewish blessing! The naughty boy peeked when he should have covered his eyes in synagogue while they offered a prayer to Shekhinah, the female aspect of God. Fortunately, he wasn't burnt or blinded by the light :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    My Yiddishe Spock - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com While everyone on Earth knows the late Leonard Nimoy as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, Yappn knows him as bilingual whose second language was Yiddish, not...
  11. Giampiero Vilardi
    I'm sorry but I disagree ... German is not a sweet and musical language!
    Why AGGRESSIVE SOUNDING German Words are the MOST AWESOME Hey rabbits! The German language is claimed to sound edgy and aggressive very often and sometimes I am tired of hearing that. This is why I decided to turn...


    Patrizia Rossini
    21/02/2017 #3 Patrizia Rossini
    German is German...Obviously there are so many jokes about it, but it's quite realistic that it's a strong language with a very strong pronunciation.
    Breno Barreto
    21/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Jajaja muy bueno, es justo lo que hablamos el otro día!
    Thiago Smicelato
    21/02/2017 #1 Thiago Smicelato
    @Breno Barreto :D
  12. Nicole Chardenet
    Little end-of-the-day language humour for ya :) Nicole Chardenet


    Nicole Chardenet
    21/02/2017 #14 Nicole Chardenet
    #13 What's that? German kids driving Ubers or something? :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    21/02/2017 #12 Nicole Chardenet
    #11 Because it's got a small toy inside that kids can choke on. Probably some kid did. Good thing we don't treat assault weapons in classrooms the way we do Killer Kinder Eggs, huh?
    Nicole Chardenet
    17/02/2017 #10 Nicole Chardenet
    #9 But illegal in the US ;)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    16/02/2017 #9 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #8 Also, it is a very tasty chocolate (probably every kinder's favorite brand starting with a K) :-)
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Chocolate
    Nicole Chardenet
    16/02/2017 #8 Nicole Chardenet
    #7 "Kinder" is the German word for 'children'.
    Mike Rana
    15/02/2017 #7 Mike Rana
    I guess it's lost on this American.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    15/02/2017 #6 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    Nicole Chardenet
    15/02/2017 #5 Nicole Chardenet
    #3 Well, one Texan surely gets it!!!
    Aleta Curry
    15/02/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    Dean Owen
    15/02/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    I suspect this would be lost on many Americans. Good one.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/02/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
  13. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    11 reasons to be happy you live in Spain. Would you add another one?
    Lucía Nicolás
    Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain
    bit.ly January 16th is Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year. But there are many reasons to be happy if you're living in...
  14. Giampiero Vilardi
    Funny and intresting and finnish It's definitively impossible to learn ;)
    LEARN FINNISH WITH SARA Soooo, its raining outside and finally had a day off!! Wanted to talk about something that close to my heart. Learn some wack stuff about my native...


    Elisa Graziano
    25/01/2017 #2 Elisa Graziano
    It's really hard to pronounce...
  15. Froilán Pérez

    Froilán Pérez

    A birthday telegram from Zinedine Zidane.
    A birthday telegram from Zinedine Zidane. A birthday telegram from Zinedine Zidane....


  16. Giampiero Vilardi
    She only speaks 3 languages fluently...but she knows a lot of random words and the accents!

    ITALIANO: Parla correntemente solo 3 lingue...ma conosce un sacco di parole e gli accenti!

    ESPAÑOL: Habla solo 3 idiomas con fluidez...pero se sabe un montón de palabras sueltas y controla los acentos!
    Girl Speaks 20 Languages
    Girl Speaks 20 Languages Yo! So, I only speak 3 languages fluently but I know all this random stuff in a ton of other languages. You guys wanted me to put it in a video, so here it...
  17. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    Dar con palabras: ánimos, gracias, bienvenida y enhorabuena. No olvidemos ser AMABLES! Lucía Nicolás
  18. ProducerGert 🐝 Scholtz
    Afrikaans: A Short History...Of Sorts
    Afrikaans: A Short History...Of SortsAfrikaans is my home language. Spoken by twenty million people, here is the “alternatiewe storie van Afrikaans”…. During the middle 1600’s, the Dutch East India Company was the major trading company in the world. It competed at the time...


    VDS Brink
    16/01/2017 #15 VDS Brink
    And that "Baie" in "baie dankie" is all the way from Indonesia! Gert, it is simply brilliant and my toes curl ... oeps, "my tone krul!"

    A language from the heart and second in the world of published poetry per capita. My ancestors from Denmark adding to the diversity.

    Do again!!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/01/2017 #14 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Nice tale @Gert 🐝 Scholtz... thx for telling it!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #13 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie The drink will be on me Ken.! Of course my version of the historic facts are embellished - but then, what history book is not? "Buy (many) donkeys" to you Ken!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #12 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Emilia M. Ludovino Dat zijn my plezier! Wonderful to have you reading the story Emilia - thank you. Glad your map-reading stays true to the Dutch :). Gaat je goed!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #11 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #8 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks you Lisa and to you I say Lekker Naweek which means have a good weekend!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #10 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg @Paul Walters Paul: I had the pleasure of having coffee with Ian this week and had the treat of being regaled for two hours by Ian's interesting stories. Somehow I think the two of you will enjoy each other's company. But please, if ever this were to happen, don't leave me out!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #9 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #4 @Dean Owen Ek is bly (I am happy) that you stopped by Dean! You will have to come to SA to try out the Indonesian food yourself - as long as I can be host.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Quite interesting @Gert 🐝 Scholtz, I too, love reading about other's cultures. I think we can all learn from one another and I love the way you ended your buzz. Buy a donkey... well by George, I will Baie Dankie you for this story! Enjoy your Sunday.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/01/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    What a lekker storytjie @Gert 🐝 Scholtz ! Baie mooi. Thanks for that. Ja-nee ons is n andere soort klomp. Proudly sefrican!
    Paul Walters
    15/01/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    Lekker Gert dankie
    Ken Boddie
    15/01/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    It's tales like these, Gert, that I love to read - bees sharing their culture, their history and themselves.
    From one former colonial outpost to another, from the land with the Great Bight to the Land of Great Storms, I'll buy your donkey and drink à votre santé.
    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    I liked this article deliciously much! Are there any Indonesian influences on the local food? Buy a donkey my friend.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    14/01/2017 #3 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Wonderlik! Hou daarvan! Dank u mijn vriend voor dit groot artikel. Laughing out loud reading your post dear @Gert 🐝 Scholtz - being Portuguese and living in Nederlands I found it very funny. I'm already joking with my husband (Dutch) - he's a great sailor but I'm always me reading the charts when we're sailing. Now everything makes so much sense. Just love it.... Dankie!
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    14/01/2017 #2 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    #1 @Pascal Derrien Thanks for "getting off the boat" at the post and an Afrikaans cheers to you Pascal :)
    Pascal Derrien
    14/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    “Baie Dankie'' for the entertaining and informative post @Gert 🐝 Scholtz :-)
  19. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    Los mejores bares de toda la vida para tomar una caña en Madrid | We love Madrid!
    Lucía Nicolás
    Los mejores bares de toda la vida para tomar una caña en Madrid | S Moda EL PAÍS
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  20. Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee speak ENGLISH :-)

    English is already the 1st language on beBee

    languages our professionals speak

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    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Todd Jones
    16/01/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    @Javier 🐝 beBee, I thought your account may have been hacked by Donald Trump, until I clicked on the "see more" button! Best wishes for continued growth.
  21. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    BILINGUAL PEOPLE WILL RULE THE WORLD: Bonjour-Xin Chào- HaloThe broader our vocabulary the more we can conceptualize our environments and enhance them. People who speak multiple languages are in high demand because their ability to speak multiple languages gives them greater access to the world....


    Paul Walters
    06/01/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Lyon Brave Cool piece...thank you
    Lyon Brave
    05/01/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    #2 This is another thing, can you write or speak the language, can you do both? Both are different skill sets. I would say if you are looking to have as big an audience as possible, if you have a translated copy of something really good submit it. You know things that are unpopular in one country become popular in another. You never know what your market is looking for. For me i can understand Thai, but i sure as hell can't write in it or read it, Spanish.i can read and speak enough. I want to learn french, but yeah if you can write in other languages, because every language is a different audience.
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Interesting views never really thought about this in those terms I speak English (on good days) French (on bad days) and get by in Spanish, 225 millions roughly live and work in a country different from their country of birth for most of us it does imply that we have to function in a different language. So I guess adaptation is key but you are left with no choice you learn fast :-)
    Dorothy Cooper
    05/01/2017 #2 Dorothy Cooper
    I have a question of practice. Do write in your native language and should you offer a translated version? I can translate written French and some Spanish. What is the preferred social media practice on #SM Thanks!
  22. ProducerDeborah Alves

    Deborah Alves

    Lost in Translation?
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    Deborah Alves
    04/01/2017 #6 Deborah Alves
    I love the concept of having a professional and social profile combined, afterwards, we are social beings. #5
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/01/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Deborah Alves .....your words help us to improve !! . The next plaftorm will be much better !! coming soon ! CC @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze
    Deborah Alves
    04/01/2017 #4 Deborah Alves
    Thank you so very much! I started exploring beBee recently and I really like it! #1
    Deborah Alves
    04/01/2017 #3 Deborah Alves
    Thank you! #2
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    04/01/2017 #2 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Welcome to beBee !!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Deborah Alves welcome to beBee !! beBee will include a translator tool very soon! By the way.... I love languages and diversity ! :-)
  23. ProducerRenata Jakielaszek
    Relish the writing here - Here are, my first steps to get started.
    Relish the writing here - Here are, my first steps to get started.Me today:I am proud of myself because:I don't give up as easily as I used to,I'm here now stronger that yesterday, I'm still able to stand,I managed to recreate the exact same tastea taste of the excitement.. ... I can remain positive always.I...


    Renata Jakielaszek
    04/01/2017 #2 Renata Jakielaszek
    #1 Thank you Paul Burge . You are very good for me . Have a great day !
    Paul Burge
    04/01/2017 #1 Paul Burge
    Welcome to beBee @Renata Jakielaszek. Let me know if you have any questions about beBee...
  24. ProducerRenata Jakielaszek
    Relish the writing here -  Here are, my first steps to get started.
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    Renata Jakielaszek
    03/01/2017 #2 Renata Jakielaszek
    #1 I appreciate your touch James. I'm glad to meet you. Oooh yes !
    03/01/2017 #1 JAMES SULLIVAN
    I am looking to better develop my creative non-fiction writing talents.
  25. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Wednesday Words: Who and Whom
    Wednesday Words: Who and WhomFrom what I've seen over the 20+ years I've been helping business professionals (re)learn the finer points of American grammar, very few folks know how to use who and whom.Seriously. You probably do not. So I thought I'd see if a post on just these...


    Susan Rooks
    26/03/2017 #20 Susan Rooks
    Hey, @Todd Jones! Thanks so much for sharing the post!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    26/03/2017 #19 Joyce 🐝 Bowen
    When all else fails me, I use Grammerly. It points out the stupid mistakes I make when I forget the rules or cannot really decipher them.
    Susan Rooks
    26/03/2017 #18 Susan Rooks
    #17 So glad I could help you, @Todd Jones!
    Todd Jones
    25/03/2017 #17 Todd Jones
    Thank you so much, Susan. After 50 years, I finally understand the proper usage! Great post.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/12/2016 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #15 He has a great sense of humor and a good poet, as well. I haven't read his post about the camels but will get to it today.
    Susan Rooks
    31/12/2016 #15 Susan Rooks
    #9 Oh my yes, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! He is -- and did you see his post on camels? I laughed all the way through, @Ken Boddie just tickles my funny bone.
    Susan Rooks
    30/12/2016 #14 Susan Rooks
    #8 @Ken Boddie, I always look forward to seeing what you'll write . . . love this one, and thanks for sending me the laugh!
    Susan Rooks
    30/12/2016 #13 Susan Rooks
    #11 I am NEVER going to agree with could of or should of, @John Rylance! NEVAH! Have a wonderful New Year's, and thanks for always commenting on my posts. I really appreciate it.
    Susan Rooks
    30/12/2016 #12 Susan Rooks
    #5 Many thanks, Jared, for the share and the kind words. Always happy to help!
    John Rylance
    29/12/2016 #11 John Rylance
    For interest, sad person that I am, I looked up who and whom in my dictionary. (Note to self get a life John)
    To get to the point it succinctly laid out what Susan explained, finishing with this statement.
    In modern English there are many speakers who rarely use whom at all, employing who in all contexts; today this use is broadly accepted in standard English.
    The thin end of the wedge? It will be should have/of, along with would and could have/of next. Where will it end?
    Jim Saelzler
    29/12/2016 #10 Jim Saelzler
    To whom it may concern:

    I highly recommend Susan Rooks for whatever grammar problems that ail you.


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/12/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you, Susan for our who/whom lesson. Did anyone notice, Ken Boddie is such a hoot?
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #8 Ken Boddie
    Your owl friend looks very sad and lonely, Susan. I would suggest that he needs a girlfriend, but I fear he may not have the wit to woo. 😂
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #7 Ken Boddie
    Perhaps we should look to Whom's Whom for celebrities, Susan? 😊
    Phil Friedman
    29/12/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    Great piece, as usual, Susan. Grammar made palatable by filtering out presumption and self-satisfaction. One point, though, if I may. On #5, if one properly rewrites the sentence to "To who/whom were you talking?", not only will one's prose sound better (although perhaps slightly less colloquial) but the who/whom answer will become obvious. Cheers and best wishes for a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    28/12/2016 #5 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Wonderful post, Susan. I thought I knew a thing or two about who/whom, but you've taught us such better ways! Thank you very much.
    One side note, for hack #1, it seems that people often do the opposite - using whom when unsure. So that alone is sure to help many!

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    Joshua Byron
    28/12/2016 #4 Joshua Byron
    You are doing a great service to society!
    Susan Rooks
    28/12/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    @John White, MBA and @Milos Djukic, thanks for sharing my post!
    Susan Rooks
    28/12/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    #1 @debasish majumder, I am very glad I helped!
    debasish majumder
    28/12/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    lovely process of teaching for the people like us, who are actually poor in grammar and syntax @Susan Rooks! enjoyed read. thank you for the share madam.
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