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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hokudai/Cast 277: Verbage and Potatoes

Verbs are always nice to know when learning a new language. Nouns are good, too, but you can always draw a picture of an object; not so verbs. Pantomime is good but knowing the verb is even better.

Today I will present you with a bunch of verbs read quickly. They are:

eat - drink - buy - watch - show - write - send - make - use - meet - go - come - return - exist - speak - sleep - be broken - get up - fix - begin - open - close - win - lose - turn - stop - ride - get off - sit

In Word/Play we deal with relatives of all kinds but specifically relatives you are related to by marriage and not by birth. Words in Word/Play are

  • in-law  (mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law)
  • outlaw (criminals who need lawyers)
  • law firm (a company where lawyers work)
  • firm (a company)


Confused History discusses: The Potato!

Yes, the potato originally came from Bolivia and Peru as it was grown by the Incas (the empire that also built Machu Picchu). The Incas potatoes, gold, empire, and land was then stolen by the Spanish who introduced the potato to Europe. During trading with the world, the potato was introduced to China who today is the largest grower of potatoes in the world.

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