123 Answered Questions for the topic Language

Language Arabic Salat Dua

04/24/19

While I'm in my praying, can I say Dua in different languages?

If I don't know the Arabic meaning of a Dua, can I say the Dua in a different language?

04/20/19

Why do we say, "Oh!" when we are surprised?

I have noticed that I and many of my peers tend to say "Oh!" whenever we are surprised or think of an answer to a question. This "Oh!" is not only prevalent in English, but also in Korean and... more

Are there any existing foreign language teaching texts from the Ancient Near East?

The various cultures of the Ancient Near East spoke a wide array of languages and we know that there was plenty of communication between cultures. We even have a language like Akkadian that served... more

04/12/19

Why are language test scores requirements sometimes higher for undergraduate than graduate admission?

I’ve been searching for the graduate requirements of some university. As regards the language test scores, TOEFL>90 or IELTS>7 are necessary. However, I stumbled upon undergraduate... more

What is the difference between Brazilian and European Portuguese?

A lot of students ask this question so let me clarify. The major difference is in the accent and the pronunciation of words. Brazilians pronounce all the letters of the written word and sometimes... more

What was the official language used across European monarchies in the XII century?

I have been reading about European history in the XII century and I am finding out that several of the modern day languages hadn't yet evolved to what they are now: Langue d'oïl was still being... more

04/01/19

Why did the GHQ not promote English during the occupation?

I wonder why GHQ did not force Japanese people to use the English language during the occupation, or at least add English to one of its official languages, much like Hong Kong under occupation by... more
Language

03/28/19

How similar are Italian and Spanish?

Since words are defined in terms of other words in dictionaries, leading to infinite loops, does it mean natural languages are meaningless?

Since words are defined in terms of other words in dictionaries, leading to infinite loops, does it mean natural languages are meaningless? Are infinitely recursive definitions valid? If we... more

03/26/19

Is there a specific suffix for "within a cell"? i.e. in a similar manner to how -aemia refers to within the blood?

Words like hyperglycemia and hyponatremia refer to the relative level of each component in the blood, not in the cell. Is there a suffix for within the cell? For reference I would like one word as... more

03/19/19

Why are the German and French languages so different?

My understanding (which could be wrong) is the following: During and before the period of the fall of western Rome (roughly 400 AD), the Franks and the Alemanni were tribal people who moved... more
Language English Grammar

03/09/19

She attended the meteor party at Central Park today. Is it a metaphor, allusion, complication, or internal conflict? I’m confused!

I had this question on a test and it made NO sense to me!
Language English

02/14/19

Could you re-word this question in a simpler form?

The question is "Is it a differentiator Vis-à-vis their competition?"
Language Math History

01/11/19

Is it true that appearance can often tell a great deal about a person

Language French Speaking

11/13/18

What's the best way to learn French quickly?

Hello! I am traveling to Paris in the spring of 2019. I'd like to learn some French so I can get around and enjoy the culture better. What is the best way for me to learn conversational French... more
Language Writing

11/12/18

can anyone help me to write a story by these words?

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Language Music

11/12/18

Why can I memorize lyrics to songs in other languages but not my own?

I don’t really enjoy listening to music in English anymore because I can hardly ever remember the lyrics. However, whenever I listen to songs in Korean, Japanese, Spainish, German, etc. I memorize... more
Language

09/12/18

His name was George Herman Ruth,but everybody called him Bae. Is this a compound or a complex sentence

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Language

06/05/18

How do I say the word, "Hi" in Russian?

I want to surprise my friend.

05/25/18

French translation check (asap)

I was just wondering if the translation between French and English is accurate. On google translate they are correct but it would be great if a French teacher or native speaker could double check... more
Language

05/08/18

is Ryan saw the Northern Lights on his vacation to Sweden a passive voice or active voice

Determine if the sentence below is written in the active or passive voice. Ryan saw the Northern Lights on his vacation to Sweden. passive voiceactive voice
Language English Grammar

02/06/18

Is this written in standard English?

He should have stayed in bed because he was sick.

01/31/18

describe two very different observations that are caused by the same thing

In 5-10 sentences, describe two very different observations that are caused by the same thing. This question can be interpreted in a variety of ways; the link between your observations may involve... more

12/08/17

Need to learn how to speak Spanish for a long trip to Spain. How should I start?

Hello! I'm looking for some help in learning to speak Spanish. I will be traveling to Spain in the Spring and would like to start learning Spanish in order to speak with the locals and become more... more

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