Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Global wisdom

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.
A friend's eye is a good mirror. (Irish)

Dëgg, kaani la.
Truth is a hot pepper. (Wolof, spoken in West Africa)

Aki másnak vermet ás, maga esik bele.
If you dig a hole for someone else you'll fall into it. (Hungarian)

An áit a bhuil do chroí is ann a thabharfas do chosa thú.
Your feet will bring you to where your heart is. (Irish)

Делать из мухи слона
To make an elephant from a fly (Russian)

Ăn có nhai, nói có nghĩ
Eating needs chewing, talking needs thinking. (Vietnamese)

Η καμήλα δεν βλέπει την καμπούρα της
The camel does not see her own hump. (Greek)

Un jour sans vin est comme un jour sans soleil.
A day without wine is like a day without sunshine. (French)

Benn loxo du taccu.
One hand can't clap. (Wolof)

A fehér liliomnak is lehet fekete az árnyéka.
Even a white lily can cast a black shadow. (Hungarian)

Đường đi hay tối, nói dối hay cùng.
Lies have short legs. (Vietnamese)

Now, don't you feel wise in the ways of the world?

Friday, January 7, 2011

NEW issue of Bien-dire is here!

Bien-dire n°74
janvier-février 2011

Allez plus loin en français

La SNCF, géant du rail
Jacques Chirac, retraité
Chic ou pas ?
Voyage en francophonie
Marie-Antoinette, reine de la France
Les mots-clés pour le marché
Une escapade à Saint-Malo
Arrivée en station de ski
Un quiz sur les accents
Les goûters d’enfance
Le salon de l’agriculture

Bien-dire is a magazine that is written for you, and remains the only magazine written and created in France for learners of French. Order this issue and its audio CD from Language Routes (prices in $) or from Editions Entrefilet (prices in €)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NEW issue of Go English magazine is here!

Go English n°46
January-February 2011

Where is English going?

Language: Estuary English
Travel: London’s livery companies
Insights: Car boots and yard sales
Profile: Michelle Obama
News: London’s 2012 Olympics
Vocabulary: Coffee talk
Food: American snacks
Tourism: American Civil War sites
Tips & Techniques: Talking about the weather
Business: News and a donut

Also inside: Tongue Twisters, Grammar Pages, Business Matters, British Humour, Numbers Talking

Order this issue and its audio CD from Language Routes (payment in $) or from Editions Entrefilet (payment in €).

Monday, January 3, 2011

NEW! Magazine for children learning English

J'apprends l'anglais n°29
January-February 2011

Craft – make an envelope out of a letter
Story – Josh is sick
Vocabulary – at home

J’apprends l’Anglais is a bi-monthly magazine for French-speaking children learning English. Order this issue from Editions Entrefilet and download its free MP3 audio files here.

Bonus: Free interactive English exercises for children - with audio!