Does Language Shape How We View the World?
In the 1930s, Benjamin Lee Whorf discovered that the Native American language Hopi had no time or tense markers—no word ... Spanish use mostly adjectives of quantity (“mucho tiempo”). Does this mean that the Spanish think of time as stuff and the ...
Student knows ABCs of Spanish words
Linda glides through reciting the spelling of most words. But then she stumbles: the word “ harinado,” Spanish for “floured.” “Ugh! The h's in Spanish always mess me up,” Linda laments, as do many people who straddle the English-Spanish ...
What does he mean by ‘I love you?’
I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realized emotion words may not mean the same in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”. I liked it, but I didn’t know what he meant. After all, people in English also say they ...
How Do You Say It In Spanish?
Whether in the Home or out in the field, at the construction site, do you know how to give directions so that your workers will not mistake your meaning ... words until it’s almost automatic – you actually start thinking in Spanish rather than English.
How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation
Just as good writing demands brevity, so, too, does spoken language. Sentences and phrases get whittled down over time. One result: single words that are packed with meaning ... into the English language. SIEGEL: One of which comes from Spanish.