Tag Archives: Hungarian

Google Translate

Dear All, Have you ever thought that it would nice to speak X language? Indeed, it would be. All it takes is to start and little by little to pursue the goal. While you are doing this, there is a tool that can help you to communicate in a different language in the meanwhile. The …

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Giving flowers across cultures

Dear All, Flowers are considered to be an excellent gift in many cultures across the globe. However, there are certain cultural differences as to what flower gifts are appropriate and which ones are not. Below are several of them: 1) In Belarus, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine odd number of flowers are presented to living people …

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Rhyming dictionary, multilingual

Dear All, In “Rhyming dictionary” post, an online rhyming dictionary has already been discussed. That rhyming dictionary is for English. However, I have recently come across a multilingual rhyming dictionary. Why do we need a multilingual dictionary? The answer is simple: a multilingual rhyming dictionary allows finding rhymes in several languages and if you speak …

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Similar flags

Dear All, This post looks into some similar flags of the world. Some of the flags are less similar than others. At the same time it may be interesting to compare them and in this way to avoid confusion. The flags below are posted in the alphabetical order. Australian – New Zealand: Bangladeshi – Japanese …

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Becoming proficient in foreign languages

Dear All, Have you ever wondered, how long it takes to become proficient in a particular language? Typically, the evaluation of language proficiency is based on four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. However, how long does it take to become proficient enough to be able to communicate in a foreign language? The Foreign Service …

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Hofstede’s cultural dimensions

Dear All, Culture can be defined in many different ways. On their official website, Hofstede and Hofstede (2013) define culture as “the collective programming of the mind distinguishing the members of one group or category of people from another”. In order to explore cultures better, they have come up with six “dimensions” of culture (Hofstede …

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