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  1. Flavio 馃嚡馃嚨 Souza 馃悵
    A history of Japanese language
    The Japanese Language
    The Japanese Language This is a video all about the Japanese language, including its features and its history and development. Special thanks to the lovely and amazing Hiromi for...
  2. Manuel Ignacio S谩nchez L贸pez
    Do you really need more reasons for learning Spanish?

    Manuel Ignacio S谩nchez L贸pez


    Manuel Ignacio S谩nchez L贸pez
    29/06/2017 #2 Manuel Ignacio S谩nchez L贸pez
    #1 We are almost there! Great article. Gracias, @Javier 馃悵 beBee.
    Javier 馃悵 beBee
    29/06/2017 #1 Javier 馃悵 beBee
    Spanish will be the most spoken language in the US by 2050
  3. ProducerJanelle Patterson
    Why We Need Accessible Foreign Language Learning?
    Why We Need Accessible Foreign Language Learning?[ Image Description: A girl with brown hair on a laptop with white scribbled speech bubbles in the background around her, saying: " Hello", "Hallo", "Hola", " Bonjour",聽 and "Ola". ] In seventh grade, I took a Spanish class because it was...


    Javier 馃悵 beBee
    24/06/2017 #2 Javier 馃悵 beBee
    @Janelle Patterson can you imagine this?

    Spanish will be the most spoken language in the US by 2050 @javierbebee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spanish-will-be-the-most-spoken-language-in-the-us-by-2050 v铆a @beBee
    Brian McKenzie
    31/05/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Couldn't do it, I spent a year in Mexico and never got beyond basic tourist capability. Next time I go back, I will land in Playa del Carmen - it has a heavily intergrated Russian ex-pat community
  4. ProducerSusan 馃悵 Rooks
    American Grammar Checkup: Traps for the Unwary, Part 4: Pronouns
    American Grammar Checkup: Traps for the Unwary, Part 4: PronounsThis is the fourth in a series highlighing common errors that are easy to make and miss when we're writing.You can see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3聽by clicking on the links.Everyone who has seen my posts over the last three years knows I'm a nut...


    David B. Grinberg
    20/06/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Your grammar advice is always helpful and appreciated, Susan. Thank you and keep buzzing!
    Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    20/06/2017 #6 Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    #5 And maybe she did, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! Love that, and thanks!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/06/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Maybe Mom cooked a nice dinner for wee kids?

    Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/06/2017 #3 Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Great reminders, @Susan 馃悵 Rooks, and easy examples to help us bees make sense.
    Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    19/06/2017 #2 Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    Thanks so much, @Laurent Boscherini, for sharing my post! I really appreciate it!
    Claire L Cardwell
    19/06/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Susan 馃悵 Rooks - despite my many silly jokes about favour, flavour etc. etc. and how Cillantro is something you give to a troubled horse. Corriander it what you use for Curries. I actually started really reading one of your articles again. Well to me that last sentence sounded v. clumsy and overworked, but I ate my hores in the park? I actually scanned to see how many interesting little wisdoms there were. I do firmly believe that if you want to make sure you don't drop your hypenated-post participle wot sit thing (and the British invented it.) you have to go to an American for Grammer/Grammar and Queen Elizabeth 11 for spelling.
  5. Nicole Chardenet
    Who let them in anyway? Don't they card at this place??? @Susan 馃悵 RooksNicole Chardenet


    Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris
    20/06/2017 #4 Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris
    Maybe it's a special club just for seals...
    Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    20/06/2017 #3 Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    #2 I am an OLD broad, @Nicole Chardenet, and yes -- I will definitely tag you!
    Nicole Chardenet
    20/06/2017 #2 Nicole Chardenet
    #1 I will watch for it! Although you'd best tag me as I'm a dumb middle-aged blonde who will probably forget :)
    Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    20/06/2017 #1 Susan 馃悵 Rooks
    Laughing hysterically, @Nicole Chardenet! At least it's a new one on an old issue, and I'll be using it this week in my Friday Funday post!
  6. Unai Mara帽a Saavedra
    Basque native funny journalist gives Spanish lessons in Donostia-San Sebasti谩n, European Capital of Culture 2016

    I love Ireland and I improved my English there. Irish people are so nice and friendly that they say an unknown person is a friend you still don't know.

    Let me show you unknown Donostia as well. We'll play, sing and have fun while learning Spanish and a little Euskera (Basque lenguage).

    First lesson for free. Personal and individual. Lot of humour. You'll learn also slang.

    It's easy to find me. Dare!

    (My name is Basque and means cowboy. Get your own Basque name!)
    BSO Pulp Fiction (misirlou) with TXALAPARTA by HUTSUN
    BSO Pulp Fiction (misirlou) with TXALAPARTA by HUTSUN HUTSUN taldearen azkeneko bihurrikeria hemen duzue. Bardeetan arrtsalde pasa egon eta gero eta xaguari 12.456 klik eman eta gero hau da emaitza! Goza...
  7. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    If you're interested in business issues, we invite you to join us in the Business Hub hive, real-world business content for real-world business people. https://www.bebee.com/group/business-hub Phil Friedman


    Nicole Chardenet
    14/06/2017 #13 Nicole Chardenet
    Check it out! Business issues in the Business Hub Hive, where you can actually promote your business! But you can't give people 'the business." Well, maybe like Lumpy and Eddie on Leave it to Beaver, but *not* like Nelson Rockefeller. :)
    Milos Djukic
    14/06/2017 #12 Anonymous
    I give you my hand.
    鈥淪uccess in business is all about people, people, people. Whatever industry a company is in, its employees are its biggest competitive advantage鈥 鈥 Richard Branson
    Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/06/2017 #11 Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Give a boost to the business side of beBee. Sharing.
    Phil Friedman
    13/06/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Thank you all for helping to promote the Business Hub hive. Cheers!
    Aaron 馃悵 Skogen
    13/06/2017 #9 Aaron 馃悵 Skogen
    Check out the newest hive to promote your business!
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/06/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Very good, Phil - sharing and promoting. Lots of good business lessons here.
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/06/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    BeBee is about business too! Here's a good place to promote yours!
    Phil Friedman
    13/06/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Give Business Hub a boost. Share and like this post, @David B. Grinberg, @Todd Jones, @Gert Scholtz, @Ian Weinberg. @Aaron 馃悵 Skogen, @Ken Boddie, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Melissa Hughes
  8. Nicole Chardenet
    If the Internet perceives censorship as a malfunction and routes around it, so does business strategy when it encounters an obstacle like "English-only".
    Nicole Chardenet
    Which States Are Best Prepared For The New World? - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com Some may regard the U.S. as 'English-only', but a forward-thinking state's language roadmap prepares for the future with multilingual workforce...
  9. ProducerDimitris Polychronopoulos, MBA
    Why and How to Make Languages Fun and Interesting in post-Brexit UK
    Why and How to Make Languages Fun and Interesting in post-Brexit UKRecently I returned from the Polyglot Gathering in Bratislava, where I attended many interesting talks, including one by Se谩n 脫 Riain on Brexit and languages in Europe.Ever since the Language Show Live in London, October 2016, featuring the Speak to...


    Dimitris Polychronopoulos, MBA
    11/06/2017 #2 Dimitris Polychronopoulos, MBA
    Thanks Vincent for your feedback. Looking for opportunities to engage in Chinese learning and for creating the need to learn Chinese can be a good way to gain a foothold into the Chinese language. #1
    Vincent Andrew
    11/06/2017 #1 Vincent Andrew
    Excellent suggestions Dimitris.
    I think one reason why people find it difficult to learn another language is that they don't see a need for it. For example, I want to learn Chinese but everyone here speaks English or Malay. If I am in an environment where Chinese language skills are needed, I may be more desperate to learn it.
    Thank you for your buzz.
  10. Nicole Chardenet
    Pretty cool that two strangers can converse in 21 languages - and that the Macedonian fellow on the right speaks 35 of them, including five Spanish accents for different countries (vocalization localization - awesome!)
    unique encounter between 2 polyglots in 21 languages
    unique encounter between 2 polyglots in 21 languages I can also sing in 14 languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIwQ-19RSSs. I met this Macedonian hyperpolyglot at the Zaanse Schans and he speaks 35...
  11. Nicole Chardenet
    If big business and many States continuing sustainability and committing to the Paris Accord goals are marching not just on but also around an idiot who just doesn't understand the real world, then the same thing is happening re the U.S.'s desperately growing need for multilingualism and global cultural competency as the "English only" dinosaurs endlessly whine about their lost manufacturing jobs. Move along, everyone, nothing to see here...
    Nicole Chardenet
    Bilingual education in US in its infancy, but growing
    www.sbs.com.au "Brazil, with a 'z' or an 's'?" asks a girl. 'In Spanish, it's with an 's,' in English with a 'z,'" another kid answers. Just another day in a bilingual class at a Los Angeles...
  12. Nicole Chardenet
    Still not buying the notion that machine translation and AI will 'dry up' the work for human translators...although I think the nature of their work will change. I think they'll do more post-editing than they're accustomed to but that it will bring them revenue for work they could never have handled themselves. And that some translation projects you just can't entrust to a machine. Anyone got any of their own insights into the future of human translation?
    Nicole Chardenet
    What happens as artificial intelligence encroaches on professional translation?
    english.hani.co.kr Translators are likely to see some of their work dry up, and will have to adopt a 鈥渟tartup mentality鈥, expert...
  13. Nicole Chardenet
    Love this story! A Saskatchewan city fights xenophobia with a super-multilingual welcome sign. Hey, wasn't this an episode of "Little Mosque On The Prairie"? Except they forgot English and French...:)
    Nicole Chardenet
    Regina neighbourhood saying 'welcome' in 22 languages
    www.cbc.ca How many different ways can you say 'welcome'? Regina's Heritage Community Association displays 22 different...
  14. Nicole Chardenet
    A reminder: One semester of Spanish does not make you Julio Iglesias ;)
    One Semester of Spanish - Love Song
    One Semester of Spanish - Love Song Learn how to romance a girl with one semester of spanish put to a catchy song. Download this and other runawaybox mp3s for free at...
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    from Milpa馃尳馃尰Milan
    at Periwinkle馃尭馃寪 Perimeter

    馃悵馃摲 Instagram _degyansky
    馃幁Seth Degyansky鈾
  16. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Multi - lingual worth all the effort? Louise Smith


    Louise Smith
    18/05/2017 #5 Louise Smith
    #4 Yes it's hard to keep up a 2nd language. But it's surprising what the brain stores and remembers.
    I'd love to learn Spanish but don't really have the time. I sometimes write post phrases in other languages or a whole article using Google Translater.
    Nicole Chardenet
    17/05/2017 #4 Nicole Chardenet
    #3 I sorta kinda vaguely badly just barely speak French :) I can get by but that's it...started studying it again recently but haven't been as consistent as I'd like. Lots of very good reasons to be bilingual!
    Louise Smith
    17/05/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    Do you speak more than 1 language @Nicole Chardenet ?
    Louise Smith
    17/05/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    #1 Thanks Nicole and thanks for sharing in the Language Hive !
    Nicole Chardenet
    17/05/2017 #1 Nicole Chardenet
    Excellent infographic on the human brain and language learning (or unlearning in the case of brain injuries & conditions).
  17. Nicole Chardenet
    A history of mobility and global communication with some vintage pics of an ancient Palm Pilot, an even more ancient Batman game on an Apple II, and an old BBS (remember those?) Kids, you'll have to ask your parents about the olden days with ASCII & ANSI graphics ;)
    Nicole Chardenet
    You've Got The Whole World In Your Hand - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com How long did it take our world to fit into the palm of your hand? When did your community expand to include people in every country that you connect with via a device you keep in your pocket? The Post-Millennials, 鈥淕eneration Z鈥 are the only ones...
  18. ProducerbeBee in English
    Don鈥檛 speak foreign languages? Stop making excuses!
    Don鈥檛 speak foreign languages? Stop making excuses!Often we don鈥檛 have the time to learn languages, other reasons include laziness and 聽excuses. These days, there is no excuse. You download an app and learn languages during your commute or during a walk. We live in a digital world, where apps have...


    Rosanela Quintero
    11/05/2017 #5 Rosanela Quintero
    perd贸n, quiero decir que nos apoyamos en un libro que uno considere bueno, usamos el libro, ampliamos m谩s la informaci贸n que tenemos.
    Rosanela Quintero
    11/05/2017 #4 Rosanela Quintero
    SI, recuerdo un libro que vi en Barnes and Noble que es" teach yourself", bien bueno de verdad, curso para aprender franc茅s. Es cierto que vivimos en la era digital pero tambi茅n es cierto que un m茅todo que igualmente nos apoyarnos en un libro que uno considere bueno, nos hace ampliar y variar la informaci贸n que tenemos.
    Brian McKenzie
    11/05/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    If it wasn't for my Russian, I would be unemployed.
    Javier 馃悵 beBee
    11/05/2017 #2 Javier 馃悵 beBee
    I love it. I try to do my best on English, Portuguese, Italian, French and Spanish :-) ... I love languages. I envy people who is able to speak fluently a lot of languages.
  19. Nicole Chardenet
    Would you like a beverage that's light of body and taste our coffee to most easy to drink? Um, maybe with a side order of human post-editors, eh, Starbucks? Great moments in bad translation!
    Nicole Chardenet
    Wake up and smell the coffee! Starbucks' Welsh translation gaffe
    www.walesonline.co.uk A translation blunder has seen Welsh sentences left unfinished, and others with words...
  20. George Touryliov
    Studying Russian or trying to speak? Read this now for 袚芯胁芯褉懈褌褜 (to speak) cheat sheet.
    George Touryliov
    Cheat Sheet for 袚芯胁芯褉懈褌褜
    themoscowtimes.com The other day I tried to trot out an expression using the words 谐芯胁芯褉懈褌褜 (to speak), 褌邪泻 (so) and 薪械 (not), and got completely balled up. Now to make sure you don鈥檛 make the same mistakes, here鈥檚 my 谐芯胁芯褉懈褌褜 cheat...
  21. Nicole Chardenet
    This is what happens when you run pop song lyrics through Google Translate - English to Hungarian and back. "I Can't Feel My Face" becomes "My Front Is Not Filmed" and Gloria Gaynor, recuperating from a relationship gone sour, vows "I Will Be Punctual"...
    Google Translate Songs with Anne Hathaway
    Google Translate Songs with Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway and Jimmy take turns singing songs, like P!nk and Nate Ruess' "Just Give Me a Reason," after running the lyrics through Google Translate....
  22. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    My darling wife was playing a word game and needed a 9 letter word that started with CAS...

    I love living in the Google age. This site not only gave me several options (including the right answer) but will let me search for words by length, by the letter they start or end with, or even letters they contain.

    For all you Scrabble players out there, this should solve some arguments, or allow for creative cheating.

    Kevin Pashuk


    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    #8 Eh? Thanks. I had to Google that one.
    Kevin Pashuk
    19/04/2017 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 The word was CASSOULET ... We had to look it up because we never would have got it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    Sooo, what word did y'all come up with? Castanets? Castrate? Casual?
    Kevin Pashuk
    19/04/2017 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    #4 To be fair, my wife wasn't playing Scrabble, but a word game on her phone. She has trouble sleeping, I am usually asleep by the time my head hits the pillow. She was stuck on a level and was bugging me to help. So I did. She was happy and I got to go to sleep.

    A dictionary with Scrabble? That's a whole different story...
    Christine Stevens
    19/04/2017 #5 Christine Stevens
    #4 That is one of the rules in our house too. You can't touch the dictionary unless you challenge and if you challenge and lose, you lose the equivalent amount of points to the challenged word from your score. We're pretty brutal.
    Phil Friedman
    19/04/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Wow, what's this s%$t about using dictionaries to find words? I always thought that in Scrabble one uses a dictionary only to adjudicate whether a proposed word is legal?
    Kevin Pashuk
    19/04/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 Scrabble can get pretty intense. I remember one game when my kids were teenagers, when one got angry and stormed off muttering "Well F*** YOU!"... (He's grown now and much better)... You could cut the air with a knife until I said. "Actually, that's a pretty good score. F is worth 4..."

    We still laugh about that.
    Christine Stevens
    19/04/2017 #2 Christine Stevens
    Oh, this would fuel a few in my house as well. We have very strict rules about which dictionary is to be used right down to the version! Scrabble is no game here!
    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Perfect, although as you said, Kev - that's cheating.....
  23. Nicole Chardenet
    Happy Scottish-American Heritage Month! We got to wondering where so many consonants went in Gaelic and why there's Canadian Gaelic but no American Gaelic considering how many Scottish-Americans there are.
    Nicole Chardenet
    Gaelic - The Sound of Silents - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com Why's there a world of difference between written Gaelic and the way all those letters disappear when it's spoken? Yappn's language detectives...
  24. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    GoldwynismsSamuel Goldwyn, the film mogul, was known for his humorous statements using contradictory words and idioms.聽His phrases are often quoted, so much so that Goldwynism is a defined word in dictionaries. He was famous for his incongruous phrases....


    Lance  馃悵 Scoular
    09/04/2017 #33 Lance 馃悵 Scoular
    Excellent Gert

    Another batch for my #Quotes for Twitter and LinkedIn
    Gert Scholtz
    09/04/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici @Pascal Derrien @Ian Weinberg Sometimes a bit of levity brings a smile back into our lives. A last self-appropriate Goldwynism: "If I look confused it's because I'm thinking" Thanking you for your comments.
    Pascal Derrien
    09/04/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    ''Flashbacks are a thing of the past'' this is so 2016 indeed :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    08/04/2017 #30 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for the generous contribution of mirth Oom @Gert Scholtz. Sorely needed in our part of the world right now. Dankie en sterkte!
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/04/2017 #29 Sara Jacobovici
    Great fun @Gert Scholtz, thank you. What added to the enjoyment was after reading your post, reading the comments!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #24 @馃悵 Fatima G. Williams Thanks Fatima. Glad you had a serious laugh and no less fun on this week goodend!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #27 Gert Scholtz
    #25 Thanks for the comments John. I think your line is actually very true: "Quotes are really soundbites in disguise". Quotes do sound better when actually heard and when stated in context.
    John Rylance
    08/04/2017 #26 John Rylance
    Oops it should be "in disguise"
    Now you Cana quote me.
    John Rylance
    08/04/2017 #25 John Rylance
    When somebody said to Oscar Wilde " I wish I had said that " He replied "you will you will" How many of us haven't quoted not only Oscar but Sam and others. Some quotes are becoming a bit dog-eared.
    I think quotes are really sound bites I need disguise.
    Don't quote me on that if you are telling others what I've written.
    馃悵 Fatima G. Williams
    08/04/2017 #24 馃悵 Fatima G. Williams
    Have a week goodend! This was not less fun to read. Had a good laugh. Thanks @Gert Scholtz Together we all individually laughed 馃槀馃槀馃憤
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/04/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Well you know how it is Gert. I love flying information that hits me as funny;)
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Susan 馃悵 Rooks Thanks very much Susan - I am glad your enjoyed the post. And here's a last one from Goldwyn for you: "If you can't give me your word of honor, will you give me your promise?" Have a good weekend!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Lisa 馃悵 Gallagher @David B. Grinberg And here's another one for you: "Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined". Thanks for reading and have a good weekend!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Martin Wright It might have been Goldwyn who also said: "Let's not spoil the fun with the facts" :) Thanks for your comments Martin - glad you enjoyed it.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 馃悵 Manjit @Praveen Raj Gullepalli @debasish majumder Goldwyn also quipped: " They stayed away in droves" - thanks for joining the post in a drove!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Ken Boddie @Paul Walters Thanks! Another one from Goldwyn: "I don't want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs."
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Dean Owen @Kevin Pashuk Thanks. Another Goldwynism: "Colour television? Bah! I'l believe it when I see it in black and white!"
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thanks Franci. He also said: "Modern dancing is old fashioned" :))
    Martin Wright
    08/04/2017 #15 Martin Wright
    I really enjoyed reading that. Even Sam Goldwyn knew some of the quotes attributed to him were actually old vaudeville jokes, he soon learned not to get upset by them because they made people warm to him. Also they may appear dumb but they are actually all true in their way.

    An enjoyable post read by a real film nut.
    Lisa 馃悵 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #14 Lisa 馃悵 Gallagher
    These were great @Gert Scholtz, I loved this one: "If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive."
  25. ProducerVeronica Ochoa

    Veronica Ochoa

    Phrasals! Modern and Ancient Examples
    Phrasals! Modern and Ancient ExamplesAnother segment of society that has constructed a language of its own is business. ... [The businessman] is speaking a language that is familiar to him and dear to him. Its portentous nouns and verbs invest ordinary events with high adventure; the...


    Veronica Ochoa
    05/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Back to 0 again
    Veronica Ochoa
    05/04/2017 #5 Anonymous
    I am validated at one percent #goddoesexist #proof
    Veronica Ochoa
    05/04/2017 #3 Anonymous
    #battingatalmostzeropercent 1% of 900 visualizations is 1 percent? How?
    Veronica Ochoa
    05/04/2017 #2 Anonymous
    @Javier 馃悵 beBee I find it interesting that out of 900+ visualizations only 7 people found this relevant? How?
    Veronica Ochoa
    04/04/2017 #1 Anonymous
    @Javier 馃悵 beBee thank you for sharing this with your groups! I hope you enjoy these posts. Namast茅.
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