Free thoughts on language learning

Discussions on learning Spanish, English and other language issues. Occasionally, we may stray from language learning topics if there is something that catches my interest.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

English Vocabulary!?! Sort of...

First to the serious business: We are extending the free use our the English 1 and Spanish 2 courses through the end of this month - i.e. October. Enjoy, learn lots, buy the next course here at Parlo and keep us in business.

Now, on to a new Parlo Blog feature: Use It In a Sentence

This is a not-so-serious blog entry that I'd like some of you advanced English speakers to try yourself. Anyone can play. Just think of a word whose parts can also be a phrase or sentence with another meaning. Pick a word and use it in a sentence that makes reference to its real meaning. You can see what I mean by my examples. Here now, I humbly offer my first attempts at this game.
(You can see the real meaning of these words by clicking on the word itself to go to a definition of that word)

Bifurcate - "I am of two minds on what present to give to my friend. What should I bifurcate?"

Castigate - " The critical iron worker tended to castigate."

I am now asking for further contributions to post here. Let's see if we can get a good collection of these.

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At 5:57 AM, Blogger konlinuxguara said...

I'm very happy for the opportunity to go on learning English1 and Spanish2.
Some of my friends at the moment have known Parlo's course because we told them how interesting is this way to learn one foreign language. And the most interesting is that some of them now have enrolled on the paying course and are really happy for doing so.
Thank you very much for so important action, giving us such opportunity too.
Best regards.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Muggs said...

Not original - I think it's from Dorothy Parker but it's a great one.

Horticulture: You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Marcos Dinnerstein said...

Hi Muggs - Yes you are right about that being a Dorothy Parker quote and also right that its one of the great ones. Thanks for playin'.

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous veri kurtarma said...

Thanks for sharing, I love reading you should post more often...


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