The French Words that are the Most Difficult to Pronounce

Even the bravest language learner sometimes doesn’t quite know what they’ve gotten themselves in for. In this video, French culture vlogger Kate of the YouTube channel Unintentionally Frenchified sits down with Jordan Patrick, AKA Califo.Ricain for a special language challenge. Kate and Jordan face off against Google in a pronunciation contest in which, I think it’s fair to say, … Lire la suite The French Words that are the Most Difficult to Pronounce

« Féminicide » rentre ENFIN dans le dictionnaire Larousse !

Le Petit Larousse 2021 intègre 150 mots à son édition, dont celui de « féminicide ». Il était temps ! Pour son édition 2021 qui sortira le 3 juin, le dictionnaire Larousse s’enrichit de 150 nouveaux mots… dont celui de « féminicide ».   C’est pas trop tôt ! « Féminicide », un mot rentré tardivement dans … Lire la suite « Féminicide » rentre ENFIN dans le dictionnaire Larousse !

How to save a language from extinction

As many as 3,000 languages could disappear within the next 80 years, all but silencing entire cultures. In this quick talk, language activist Daniel Bögre Udell shows how people around the world are finding new ways to revive ancestral languages and rebuild their traditions — and encourages us all to investigate the tongues of our … Lire la suite How to save a language from extinction

If Dictionaries Were Honest: 52 Words Redefined

Words carry a certain social weight to them and that’s what dictionaries try to hide from us. Dictionaries give us literal meanings, dry most often, but can’t capture the different ways people use words and what they intend when they use them in different contexts. HipDict is an Instagram account that humorously redefines words and adds the … Lire la suite If Dictionaries Were Honest: 52 Words Redefined