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  1. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    29/11/2016
    Watch our new video La Lotería - LingusTV, learn Spanish by sitcom!
    La Lotería - LingusTV, learn Spanish by sitcom
    La Lotería - LingusTV, learn Spanish by sitcom Eva believes she has won the lottery.... Skills in this episode: Learn how to talk about the future and future plans in...
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  2. David B. Grinberg
    Interesting article about how AI is aiding computer learning per language translation (via the Daily Mail UK)
    cc: @Javier beBee @Juan Imaz @Teresa Gezze @John White, MBA @Mamen Delgado
    David B. Grinberg
    Google says its artificial intelligence has taught itself to 'translate between languages that it doesn't even know' | Daily Mail Online
    www.dailymail.co.uk The so-called 'zero-shot translation' technology is a self-taught method of translating whereby Google Brain uses artificial intelligence to translate between languages that it doesn't...
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  3. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    22/11/2016
    12 curiosidades de la lengua española que no te contaron en la universidad | http://bit.ly/2flK1rDLucía Nicolás
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  4. ProducerEmily Connor

    Emily Connor

    19/11/2016
    Spanish Is Easy - With SpanEasy
    Spanish Is Easy - With SpanEasyI had the pleasure of being welcomed over to 'SpanEasy', a Spanish Academy in the heart of Sol, Madrid. Here I talk about my experiences with them and their intensive Spanish course over the week!What are your top tips for learning a language? I'd...
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  5. Sophie Perrin

    Sophie Perrin

    17/11/2016
    Learn French in One Word →
    Learn French in One Word
    Learn French in One Word The French language can be boiled down to one simple word. Learn to say it, and you hold the keys to French. PS I'm American :p :) SAY HELLO :D : on...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    Ah! Putain!
    Marine Robert
    17/11/2016 #4 Marine Robert
    Hahahah
    Deb Helfrich
    17/11/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    Hilarious! Really worth watching if you need to crack up for a few moments.
    Giampiero Vilardi
    17/11/2016 #2 Giampiero Vilardi
    Ahahah! Funny and very smart!
  6. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    15/11/2016
    It's hard to spell it the way we say it, but it will give me away as a Maritimer every time. What speech patterns give away your regional dialect?
    Renée Cormier
    'Yeeeeeah': An Atlantic Canadian speech pattern, explained
    www.cbc.ca A retired professor at Memorial University has done the research and found out why Atlantic Canadians sometimes use a rare, inhaling speech...
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    Ken Boddie
    15/11/2016 #1 Ken Boddie
    Can't say I've ever come across this verbal ingestion or inhaling of words, Renée. This includes my formative years in Scotland. As one who has travelled much and lived in many countries, my fellow Aussies in my adopted homeland of Oz often accuse me of being from somewhere else undefined by asking "is that an accent you have?" I of course reply that I don't have an accent and that it's everyone else who has an accent. 😟
  7. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    14/11/2016
    As the saying goes: You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression. What do you think? Lucía Nicolás
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  8. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    #1 English, #2 Spanglish and #3 Spanish ....
    Definitely beBee has a great chance in the U.S @Javier beBee
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
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    Javier beBee
    07/11/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    I know this sounds now like a science fiction film , but it is only a story to think about it :-) Greatness is that USA should go on leading the world. And beBee want to be part of it :-) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spanish-will-be-the-most-spoken-language-in-the-us-by-2050
    Javier beBee
    07/11/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more. That is amazing
    Javier beBee
    07/11/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    absolutely ! I firmly believe that English&Spanish speaking people is a great asset. It is a very rich idiomatic and cultural combination ! beBee represents perfectly how rich, varied, diverse, multicultural is the USA. Professionals who understand this , are in advantage !
  9. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    07/11/2016
    Dedicated to @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher :-)

    now try to make the difference between "ser un cachondo" o "estar cachondo" :-)
    Ser Vs. Estar, How to Choose When Speaking Spanish
    Ser Vs. Estar, How to Choose When Speaking Spanish Ser Vs. Estar, How to Choose When Speaking Spanish There are entire books devoted to Ser and Estar. But through the years, I've figured out 3 simple rules...
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    Deb Helfrich
    07/11/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    Alguien envía es Gringo Espanol una camiseta y un consejo rápido sobre Live Buzz.

    The first lesson I need is how to say 'head's up' in Spanish. El traductor was doing all sorts of things to cabezas that did not seem appropriate....
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    3 rules.. I might be able to remember! Thanks Javier!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa es estar humana lol
    Paul Burge
    07/11/2016 #3 Paul Burge
    Haha this is very useful @Javier beBee!
  10. Don Graham

    Don Graham

    03/11/2016
    Don Graham
    Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators
    www.bbc.com In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Functional is better and Globish seems to be an answer without the trappings of slang, jargon, abbreviations, etc. I wanda I wanda what that misconstrued word was though...if it was that fishy! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #1 Interesting you say...hope not in that understated Brit sort of way ;)
    Brian McKenzie
    03/11/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Just had a round table with adult students and friends on this. We all came to the same conclusion, but with a caveat - Natives largely suck at communication, the only noticeable exception is if they also speak a second language.
    Don Kerr
    03/11/2016 #2 Don Kerr
    Clearly possible. When I worked in the UK I think there was greater misunderstanding of nuance than when I worked in Germany!
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Interesting thesis.
  11. Paul Burge

    Paul Burge

    03/11/2016
    Here's my entry in the @Kevin Pashuk challenge to repost older gems from the beBee archives. I find this one about learning languages interesting! Thanks for interesting read @Paul Walters!
    Paul Burge
    Speaking In Tongues, The Trials And Tribulations Of Learning A New Language.
    www.bebee.com I have just finished another Bahasa Indonesian lesson at a well-regarded language school here in Bali and quite frankly; yet again I found it...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    03/11/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for digging for gold Paul. I agree... Paul Waters has some great posts for new bees to discover.
  12. ProducerPaola IP

    Paola IP

    02/11/2016
    Qualities of a good transcriber
    Qualities of a good transcriberQualities of a good transcriber.transcriptiontoday.com When a transcription audio to text be required, in the ideal case is the trancripter is a person with experiencie and makes transcriptions the best way possible. The transcripter ´s mental...
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  13. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    01/11/2016
    Tuesday Tricksters, Larva -- Ley
    Tuesday Tricksters, Larva -- LeyDon't you (ewe) love how Ms. Jenkins, the teacher who wrote the above note, thinks? It's the same way (weigh) I (eye) try to (too, two) help my readers remember the perils of following spellcheck too closely; it only does one (won) thing well: it...
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    Susan Rooks
    04/11/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    @Milos Djukic, thanks so much for sharing my post!
    Ken Boddie
    04/11/2016 #5 Ken Boddie
    One thing I learned from @Kevin Pashuk, Susan, is that Spellcheck (or Autocorrect) can be your worst enema. 😰
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    01/11/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you, Susan, for leing down the rules. We're hear to here what your sayin. 😀
    Kevin Pashuk
    01/11/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    You have forever ruined Bob Dylan's song - Lay Lady Lay for me... but Lie Lady Lie, wouldn't have sounded so good. (and he won a Nobel Prize for literature)...
    Paul Kearley
    01/11/2016 #1 Paul Kearley
    Eye Luv hit! Wot eh grate techer.
  14. Nicole Chardenet
    Halloween around the world as led by the United States (If they're celebrating it it must be cool!) Remember your translation app tonight, because Dracula only understands Romanian.
    Nicole Chardenet
    Have A Happy Multicultural Halloween - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com Forget the ancient Celts. Halloween as we know it is largely an American invention. Or re-imagination, as it were. In Toronto we like it...
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  15. Sophie Perrin

    Sophie Perrin

    26/10/2016
    Cette petite fille russe de seulement 4 ans parle déjà 7 langues à la perfection!
    Amazing baby! 4-year-old Bella from Moscow easily speaks 7 languages
    Amazing baby! 4-year-old Bella from Moscow easily speaks 7 languages Amazing baby! 4-year-old Bella from Moscow easily speaks Russian, English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic! amazing...
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    Andrew Goldman
    26/10/2016 #3 Andrew Goldman
    Awesome job, Bella! Молодец!
    Kevin Roblin
    26/10/2016 #2 Kevin Roblin
    Bah dis donc, j'aimerais bien avoir un niveau pareil!
    Itziar Ruiz López
    26/10/2016 #1 Itziar Ruiz López
    It's increible!
  16. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    20/10/2016
    10 unknown facts about Spanish |
    bit.ly ¿Cuántas palabras tiene el castellano? ¿De cuándo data su primer escrito? Descubre estas 10 curiosidades desconocidas del...
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  17. Sophie Perrin

    Sophie Perrin

    14/10/2016
    Word of the day! 🐝
    Word of the day! 🐝
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    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #34 Lisa Gallagher
    #33 Thanks @Cepee Tabibian, cant wait to listen later today!
    Cepee Tabibian
    21/10/2016 #33 Cepee Tabibian
    #32 Hi Lisa, here we go!
    https://www.bebee.com/group/word-of-the-day
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #32 Lisa Gallagher
    This is great! How often do you all get together for the word of the day? I love this concept! Maybe we need a word of the day hive. Tag one person to do a live buzz, spell the word, pronounce it like you have all done and yes, give the definition. Looks like fun, really!!
    Pascal Derrien
    20/10/2016 #31 Pascal Derrien
    la palabra es ..... :-) Kool game Boite De Nuit...... :-)
    Cepee Tabibian
    20/10/2016 #30 Cepee Tabibian
    #29 More to come from the multilingual team! :)
    Javier beBee
    20/10/2016 #29 Javier beBee
    @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira @Cepee Tabibian @Sophie Perrin @Paul Burge @Froilán Pérez @Laura Becker we want to learn more !! :-)
    Michele Williams
    20/10/2016 #28 Michele Williams
    Now that's global fun! -Another central and enduring charactetistic of beBee. You are really upping the ante with this video buzz.
    -Ante is a bet that everyone in the game must make in order to stay at the table. (Defintion by stack exchange)
    Mamen Delgado
    20/10/2016 #27 Mamen Delgado
    Hahahahaha!!! LOVE IT!!! So funny... 😂
    Javier beBee
    17/10/2016 #26 Javier beBee
    "Modorra" nice word :-)
    Javier beBee
    17/10/2016 #25 Javier beBee
    great buzz !!! super team ! thanks
    Pedro Gómez
    14/10/2016 #24 Pedro Gómez
    Hahahahaha..."modorra".....woww... what word !!! Fantastic and funny team !!!
    Aleksandra Diuzheva
    14/10/2016 #23 Aleksandra Diuzheva
    #21 @Cepee Tabibian el vídeo es buenísimo, sois el mejor equipo y por supuesto yo también os echo de menos mucho!
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    14/10/2016 #22 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    #19 Hehehehe....boa! :)
    Cepee Tabibian
    14/10/2016 #21 Cepee Tabibian
    @Aleksandra Diuzheva we missed you!!!!
    Tifany Rodio
    14/10/2016 #20 Tifany Rodio
    #15 Em Florianópolis também usamos mais "night" :D e balada foorte é balada! baladinha é algo light, mesmo hehe
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    14/10/2016 #19 Anonymous
    #15 @Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli em São Paulo também falamos muito "vamos pra night", mas como se trata de um anglicismo pensei que balada iria “orná” melhor! 😜
    Adriana Bevacqua García
    14/10/2016 #18 Anonymous
    jajajaja ayer os escuché decir alguna palabra y me estaba partiendo jejeje que graaaandes, me encanta el video!!!
    Itziar Ruiz López
    14/10/2016 #17 Itziar Ruiz López
    #13 Porque no estaba @Aleksandra Diuzheva que si no, a ver como pronunciáis... jaja
    Itziar Ruiz López
    14/10/2016 #16 Itziar Ruiz López
    #12 #11 Ahí ahí, la buena cultura española jaja
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    14/10/2016 #15 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    Hahahaha... Muito divertido @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira falamos baladinha quando é algo bem light...rs. BALADA quando é para virar noite... Aqui no RJ falamos muito "night". Qual é a boa da night? Rs... Abracos!
  18. Nicole Chardenet
    The National Hockey League may not be as Canadian as it used to be, but we can still waste you on the ice, eh?
    Nicole Chardenet
    How Do You Say 'Hockey Puck' In Chinese? - Yappn Corp
    yappn.com No one loves hockey more than Canadians. We invented it. We invented the NHL, the National Hockey Association before it, and now we're translating...
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  19. Lana Martinez

    Lana Martinez

    11/10/2016
    Learn Russian and Ukrainian with me!
    https://www.italki.com/teacher/3461559
    Lana Martinez
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  20. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    07/10/2016
    Happy World Smile Day #lingustv #learnspanishsitcom Lucía Nicolás
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    Pedro Gómez
    07/10/2016 #1 Pedro Gómez
    Estoy contigo...hay que sonreir más...!!! Un saludo con sonrisa incluida.!!!
  21. ProducerDeb Helfrich

    Deb Helfrich

    04/10/2016
     beBee Global - Try buzzing around in a new language
    beBee Global - Try buzzing around in a new languageI love beBee and all the marvelous bees/abelhas/abejas/api/abeilles/bienen ~ Deb HelfrichI tend to be an outlier. Affinity is great. But why I am really here on beBee every day is the global mindset I noticed from the very beginning. A large part...
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    Deb Helfrich
    25/10/2016 #35 Deb Helfrich
    #34 @Keith Bare - my point exactly, it is time to wake up and enjoy all the world has to offer without constantly banging on about us. From the very beginning, the global attitude & opportunity here was my differentiator, the reason I looked around and decided that this was the best place to spend my time. I always found it a little funny that some people would question the accuracy of the views when they never bothered to see what was happening in any of the Spanish language hives.... but I am an observer.
    Keith Bare
    25/10/2016 #34 Keith Bare
    #27 we as Americans, almost come prepackaged in our egos, that USA is the BEST place to live, English is the ONLY language, Dollars are the only currency, and Christianity is the ONLY religion!! That's why I am really liking Bebee to talk and see other cultures and other peeps opinions.
    Irene Hackett
    07/10/2016 #33 Anonymous
    Shared on twitter also - I love this @Deb Helfrich
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/10/2016 #31 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #30 Yes, I agree, Deb.
    Deb Helfrich
    07/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich
    #29 #21 Well, Lets make sure he knows.... I just shared to LinkedIn and mentioned Mark M-G. He has a very dedicated and large following, so it can be hard to start over on beBee, but his writing would really be embraced on this platform. And like a lot of us, he could start off copying and pasting posts from LI.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/10/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #21 #25 I am a fan of Mark M-G. I was hoping to see him share some of his very worthy articles on beBee.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    06/10/2016 #28 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Yes Deb Helfrich you captured the international flavor of beBee..well done 😉
    Deb Helfrich
    06/10/2016 #27 Deb Helfrich
    #26 Many thanks for the tweeting, @John White, MBA - met 3 new people in the twitter-verse who I will be chatting with on beBee in no time. Many really important personal and professional and successful opportunities start with a few words exchanged by strangers!
    John White, MBA
    06/10/2016 #26 John White, MBA
    Such as an inspiring buzz, @Deb Helfrich. I truly believe that beBee will help break down cultural and linguistic barriers. Soon the buzz will reach all corners of the world!
    Deb Helfrich
    05/10/2016 #25 Deb Helfrich
    #21 Great point, Neil. Mark M-G is truly one of the guiding lights on LI and his point is valid in a lot of ways in regards to most of the tech companies. I see the truly global possibilities on beBee as the game-changer most important to me and the relative ease and basic understanding that can be gained via google translate is very useful to those interested in a world of opportunities.
    Deb Helfrich
    05/10/2016 #24 Deb Helfrich
    #20 Let me know how it goes, Alexa. I am having a great time, making friends and very, very slowly learning more Spanish and Portuguese via the copying and pasting, I sometimes catch words and phrases that are sticking.
    Deb Helfrich
    05/10/2016 #23 Deb Helfrich
    #19 Appreciate it, Irene!
    Deb Helfrich
    05/10/2016 #22 Deb Helfrich
    #18 Glad to hear it, @Tony Rossi. I find meeting people all over the world fascinating and a real chance to learn a few of the things I don't know that I don't know. Especially online, with the wonders of technology, different languages are no longer huge obstacles.
    Neil Smith
    05/10/2016 #21 Neil Smith
    I remember a post on LinkedIn by Mark M-G where he ruminated on the nature of the world as portrayed through the LI lens and one of the points he made is that this world was almost entirely English speaking. One of the things I like about this site is that I am exposed to several languages and have to work around sometimes to read things that would otherwise pass me by. More power to the bees. Thanks.
    Alexa Steele
    05/10/2016 #20 Alexa Steele
    Amen! I love the international flavor of beBee, but like you I only speak English. I just recently started using Google translate to be able to read some of the Spanish and Portuguese buzzes. I hadn't thought to use it to comment, though, I'll have to try that. Really excited that @Javier beBee has prioritized incorporating translation right into the site!
    Irene Hackett
    05/10/2016 #19 Anonymous
    BEEautiful @Deb Helfrich!
    Tony Rossi
    05/10/2016 #18 Tony Rossi
    Agreed! Ive used Google translate a time or two already, but definitwly accept the challenge you've laid down to not just breeze by honey that looks foreign to me. :-)
    Deb Helfrich
    05/10/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich
    #16 Sim, eu posso entender perfeitamente. As traduções podem ser um pouco engraçado às vezes, mas todos nós estamos aqui para fazer amigos e aprender
    Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres
    05/10/2016 #16 Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres
    the translator makes it much easier for those who are not familiar with other languages, especially English, in my case. @Deb Helfrich, I mentioned this in my last text your producer: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@francianerh/ultrapassando-as-fronteiras-com-o-bebee
    I hope that you understand the text. Hug!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/10/2016 #15 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great visuals to boost one's enjoyment!
  22. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    04/10/2016
    ¡Es la leche! |
    Lucía Nicolás
    A ver quién traduce esto: 10 expresiones con 'leche' que solo entendemos los españoles
    bit.ly Si contamos las veces que decimos leche nos sorprendería. Pero, ¿la estamos utilizando...
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  23. Lucía Nicolás

    Lucía Nicolás

    30/09/2016
    Similarities Between Spanish And Arabic |
    Lucía Nicolás
    Similarities Between Spanish And Arabic
    bit.ly Spanish and Arabic have more in common than you think, and it's not a coincidence. Produced by Barbara Estrada Taylor...
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  24. Paul Burge

    Paul Burge

    26/09/2016
    Britain is the most monolingual country in the continent. :-/
    Paul Burge
    The UK is the worst country in Europe at learning other languages
    www.independent.co.uk The UK is the worst country in Europe at learning other languages new data...
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  25. Don Graham

    Don Graham

    25/09/2016
    Check out @10MillionMiler's Tweet:
    Don Graham
    Wright Thurston on Twitter
    twitter.com “Silence Is A Powerful Weapon! @10MillionMiler #quote #inspiration #leadership RT @iSocialFanz...
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    John White, MBA
    25/09/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    Thanks, Don. I retweeted.
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