In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Children who acquire more than one language early can develop thinking skills that may elude monolingual children of the same age.
- How did a boy belonging to monolingual Britain get interested in a foreign language?
- He said it once in English, then translated it for his monolingual mate.
- Participants were all monolingual Japanese speakers from predominantly middle class families and attended school in a metropolitan region west of Tokyo.
- She grew up in Soviet Moscow, a supposedly monolingual society, but she remembers noticing and being fascinated by the range of accents and speech patterns she heard.
- Easier is to put all your languages on one blog, but then you risk confusing and possibly annoying monolingual readers, or of reducing one language to minority status.
- All the monolingual students, who comprised about 50% of the students, were placed in that class, with permission from their parents.
- Over 90% of Paraguayans are estimated to speak Guaraní, with about 40% of the population monolingual in Guaraní.
- The monolingual Spanish minority still constitute much of the elite, and Spanish is used more widely than Guaraní in urban areas.
- Unlike their minority peers, most mainstream U.S. students grow up in a homogeneous monolingual family and in a community where their mother tongue and culture are the norms.
- The monolingual reader, free from vocabulary and prior knowledge demands, was able to concentrate on the interpretation and comprehension of the text as a whole.
- As a monolingual traveler in a foreign land carrying only a bilingual dictionary knows, a fluent traveling companion would be a much more valuable aid.
- This is very important for a nation like ours, which still has a tendency to be monolingual.
- Most residents are more comfortable speaking local African languages; close to half the population is monolingual in a local language.
- The bilingual children scored twice as high on this test as the monolingual children.
- Saying ‘Minchuan East Road Section 1’ to a monolingual taxi driver is likely to result in a blank stare, even if ‘Minchuan’ is pronounced perfectly.
- This is true even for monolingual adults and young children who never learned any formal arithmetic.
- Many of us complain that most college students are monolingual.
- Very few people are now monolingual Welsh speakers, though I have met one or two in rural areas in central and northern Wales.
- As a country we are in danger of becoming monolingual.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.