Welcome! Here you will find an ongoing collection of posts written in clear, everyday English. Some will be about the English language and language learning in general. Others will focus on a variety of topics for readers with worldly interests.

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Welcome to the Blog

Learning English is easy – and at the same time quite hard. The easy part is learning words, doing exercises, taking courses, and so on. Speaking is harder. English pronunciation is quirky. Memorized words seem to hide when they’re needed. …
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Untranslateability

A few articles have come out recently on the topic of untranslatable words. These follow a book published in 2014 called “Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World” by Ella Frances Sanders. I have …
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