Thursday, December 07, 2006

...A reason to learn foreign languages :-%


Anh Khoi Do said...

People are quite encouraged to learn foreign languages. I'm soon going to be in university in a program of political science. I do have the odd feeling that I'm going to be forced to learn [a] foreign language(s). After all, I'm already struggling to learn Spanish, but it's not as tough as it looks.


By the way, here's the answer to your question about pharmacies on one of my blog entries.

I don't know what are the American labour laws concerning pharmacies, but I really doubt that there are differences between them and that of Canada.

In Canada, the term "profession" (in French or in English) usually refers to jobs that require an university degree. To answer to your question, in the USA and Canada, some jobs in pharmacies are opened for young students (who are in high school or above) such as cashiers and clerks (working for the delivery or in a store's alleys, for instance). However, if one wants to work as a pharmacist, one must have an university degree in pharmacology.

trol said...

i am struggling with higher level Greek...keep reading newspapers, books but there always seems to be a point where they fail me...the fact that most users around me of higher level Greek also do incredible mistakes is not at the least encouraging, it is rather a i easily retrieve, when writing, in english/greek and, when speaking, in greek/kozanitika, found to be efficient but yes I think it is a sign of eh eh ekfulismos

leprinceheureux said...

Learning foreign languages is like jumping into a new world every time.

I have attempted to learn 6 different languages and I can proudly say I speak 5 of them - not equally good but enough to get myself in trouble.

Whenever I travel or I do business, or I just read and listen something, I instantly become French, British, Italian and so on.

It is like living more than 1 lives.

For me it is my modus vivendi and I would not change it.

I only wish I had the time to focus more and even learn another language (probably Chinese).

Αγαπητη Εργοτελινα καλημερα :-)

Gavrilos said...

Nice inter-zoo concept for tv spot!
Is barking language a foreign one
for fishes?

have you heard of "barking dogfish"?..


dodo said...

Πειστικότατο το ταινιάκι...:)

FreeCyprus said...

Personally, I love Hebrew and Arabic.

Remember, there are many flavours of Chinese, like Mandarin and Cantonese and even "Shanghainese"

Put English on that list since that's the one language that everyone, regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnic group wants to learn.

ovi said...

Δεν είδα πουθενά τα...φιλανδικά, φαντάζομαι ανληκει στα ...impossible to learn!!! :D

Belinha Fernandes said...

Hello Ergotelina!!Today I reached 100 posts/collages!!:-)

One of my 2007 resolutions will be learning spanish AT LAST!!I think it will be easy because spanish has a lot in common with portuguese.( But Spanish people find Portuguese language very difficult!!!!)I hope to have the time for that.I am still in the hard process of learing graphic computer skills.So I am a bit scared of so much to learn at one time!Foreign languages allways interested me. I can' pratice my english so I lost a lot of vocabulary.Now it's esier to speak. A few years ago I wrote better english than I do today.Same but worst happened with french.Today I speak french if I'm tortured!!!I hardly can write. But I inderstand it and read it.It's good to know english when we travel.But when I was in Turkey most people did not speak a word of it!!So I made a lot of gesture!!!!!:-)I would like to learn japanese...dream on!!!

Ecumene said...

@Anh khoi do

Spanish? :-) Good choice..
The estimated population of Spaniards in Canada is about 213,105, and they are concentrated areas of Spanish people in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.
Ιn non-libertarian economies
it is usual "closed professions"
to exist.(from father to son)
(notaries public,pharmacists)
Even if one has academic degree
he is not allowed to work as a free
professional but now in Europe
all the professions seem to be open
for everbody who meets the standards.
ekfylismos is a kind of evolution..
isn't it?
Αγγλοκοζανίτικα δεν μιλάτε;..

Kolik jazyků znáš, tolikrát jsi člověkem.

Kolik=The more
znáš=you speak
tolikrat = so many times
jsi=you are

You live a new life for every new language you speak.
If you know only one language, you live only once.
(Czech proverb)


"can a parrot fish fly?" or "does a dogfish bark?", Meg's the one to ask! If at the end of your trip you want to buy Meg a drink, make it a shot, because she doesn't drink beer.

Poor, poor and hungry pussycat ..
maybe is coming to you for food....


I love the shouting languages
with open vowels like italian
spanish etc

I will be fixing the post
when I find new videos

There are many japanese-english
and funny videos like
this german english spot
What do you sink about?
Portuguese accent is strange
for spanish people but there are
a lot of common latin words...

muito engraçados óculos
O homem é confudido falando assim muitos collagem


Ecumene said...


Phil,Our Finno-American friend gives
one piece of advice
(((Speak First, Grammar Later)))

So I found a video and posted it.
Learn Finnish with Sulkasiipi.
New Method...:-

trol said...

of course,
sourdos comes from ab-surd, they are even pronounced the same

Ecumene said...

Εh! amica donna mia
il tuο spirito é pieno di assurdità...
sei totalmente sorda?
Μου πήρες τα αυτιά !!
με τη Τρολή Μουσική σου


Σιούρδος που προφέρεται απο πολλούς και ως Σούρδος σημαίνει ο χαζός ή παλαβός ή τρελός.Τον τίτλο αυτό τον φέρουν όσοι κατάγονται από την Κοζάνη(μέσα από την Κοζάνη και όχι από την περιφέρεια ή από τα γύρω χωριά).Οι περισσότεροι δεν το γνωρίζουν αλλά κατ'εξαίρεση και μόνον, Σιούρδοι αποκαλούνται και οι κάτοικοι των Σερβίων ...για λόγους που αγνοώ! Γι αυτό ίσως να έχετε ακούσει και το γνωστό," πως η Σιουρδαμάρα φτάνει μέχρι το ποτάμι(δηλ. τον Αλιάκμονα)!"

---Στα λατινικά η λέξη Σούρδος σημαίνει κουφός(surdus στα λατινικά).Για την προέλευση του όρου Σιούρδος ή Σούρδος έχουν ειπωθεί πολλά και δύσκολα με σιγουριά μπορεί να πει κάποιος απο προέρχεται.Μετά απο έρευνα που έκανα και προσωπικά η πιο πιστευτή εκδοχή αναφέρει ότι "Ο όρος Σούρδος προέρχεται απο τον χαρακτηρισμό που δώσαν οι Ιταλοί τελωνιακοί υπάλληλοι σε Κοζανίτες εμπόρους που ταξίδευαν προς κεντρική ευρώπη όταν παρίσταναν τους κουφούς(η λατινική ερμηνεία που ανέφερα και παραπάνω) για να περνούν τα εμπορεύματα τους παρακάμπτοντας διατυπώσεις και ελέγχους.
mmmmm....Πονηρός ο Σούρδος
Σε πωλεί και σ' αγοράζει...

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