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  1. 🎭Seth Degyansky♻

    from Milpa🌽🌻Milan
    at Periwinkle🌸🌐 Perimeter

    🐝📷 Instagram _degyansky
    🎭Seth Degyansky♻
  2. 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).
  3. 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, “Generation Z” are the only ones...
  4. ProducerbeBee in English
    Don’t speak foreign languages? Stop making excuses!
    Don’t speak foreign languages? Stop making excuses!Often we don’t have the time to learn languages, other reasons include laziness and  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
    perdón, quiero decir que nos apoyamos en un libro que uno considere bueno, usamos el libro, ampliamos más la información 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 francés. Es cierto que vivimos en la era digital pero también es cierto que un método que igualmente nos apoyarnos en un libro que uno considere bueno, nos hace ampliar y variar la información que tenemos.
    Brian McKenzie
    11/05/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    If it wasn't for my Russian, I would be unemployed.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/05/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 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.
  5. 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...
  6. George Touryliov
    Studying Russian or trying to speak? Read this now for Говорить (to speak) cheat sheet.
    George Touryliov
    Cheat Sheet for Говорить
    themoscowtimes.com The other day I tried to trot out an expression using the words говорить (to speak), так (so) and не (not), and got completely balled up. Now to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes, here’s my говорить cheat...
  7. 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....
  8. 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.....
  9. 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...
  10. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

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


    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    09/04/2017 #33 Lance 🐝 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 @🐝 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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    08/04/2017 #24 🐝 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 😂😂👍
    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 🐝 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 🐝 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 🐝 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🐝Eugenia Hoffman 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 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    These were great @Gert Scholtz, I loved this one: "If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive."
  11. 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 🐝 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 🐝 beBee thank you for sharing this with your groups! I hope you enjoy these posts. Namasté.
  12. Nicole Chardenet
    Did you know we're in the middle of National Deaf History Month? Or just how richly diverse the sign languages of the Deaf community are? Or how much more linguistically different American Sign Language is from British Sign Language or the Australian Auslan? Or which sign language offered linguists the opportunity to document the birth of a *brand new language*?
    Nicole Chardenet
    What's Your Sign? The Multilingualism of Sign Language - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com Q: When does English become a foreign language to those fluent in English? A: When one communicates in sign language. There are 300 of...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert 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...


    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #62 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz ah the gift of tongues. best way to learn is total immersion . Here without the local language one is pretty much confined to speaking with ex pats. Spanish , thats my next one as I KNOW that I am missing out on reading fabulous pieces right here on beBEE
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/04/2017 #61 Tausif Mundrawala
    #60 Let me first learn Spanish. My goodness thanks for your confidence on me. I would say very soon.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/04/2017 #60 Gert Scholtz
    @Tausif Mundrawala Thanks for sharing Tausif. As to suggestions, if you look at the comment thread there are many that can help you and I. So, when do we see your first Spanish poem? Ole!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/04/2017 #58 Tausif Mundrawala
    Earlier I have missed this excellent buzz of yours but today something struck me to read it as soon as possible. Even I want to learn this beautiful language as up till now I took help of Google translate. Even I know certain words like 'Gracias" , 'Hola" and "Buenos Dias". I would try my luck with duolingo and if someone have any suggestions please let me know.

    Thanks for this wonderful buzz my friend, @Gert Scholtz
    🎭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 Anonymous
    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.....
    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. 😂
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @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.
  21. 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 !
  22. 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...
  23. 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
  24. Nicole Chardenet
    Little end-of-the-day language humour for ya :) Nicole Chardenet


    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    04/04/2017 #17 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    But you'll get full attribution anyway, @Nicole Chardenet! I found it thanks to you.
    Nicole Chardenet
    04/04/2017 #16 Nicole Chardenet
    #15 WOW!!! I'm gonna be FAMOUS!!! :) Or at least my photo is...and I didn't even take it :)
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    04/04/2017 #15 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    Now that's funny, and worthy of being included in my next Friday Funday post!
    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'.
    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
  25. 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...
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