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Deceiving words between languages

Deceiving words between languages

The cliché from that old commercial by Open English made fun of how some words sound similar between languages, but they don’t necessarily mean the same. Do you remember: Repollo, rechicken? Well, here we’re talking about false cognates. That is, words that seem to be similar in two languages but they don’t define the same thing. Words are a set of letters that have meaning when they’re interpreted b ...
The future of languages

The future of languages

The world changes day by day, nothing is ever static and neither are languages. They are constantly adapting new words, colloquialisms and foreign words. Besides, and according to a 2004 article from Science Magazine, “the world’s language system is undergoing rapid change because of demographic trends, new technology, and communication. These changes will affect both written and spoken communication ...