How different languages laugh online.

Everyone on this planet laughs pretty much the same way. No human will fail to recognize a laugh no matter from what corner of the world it comes from. But there is an aspect to laughing that is incredibly diverse across languages and cultures. While the acoustics of laughing are universally fixed, there is a great and surprising variety in how speakers of different languages choose to write the way they laugh. This diversity arises primarily from the different writing systems these languages use. Also, some of this variety is attributed to the fact that some languages do not have the sound corresponding to ‘h’ which make up the laughing interjunction. Let us know if your language made the list. If not, please add it in a comment. 

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41 Fascinating words from other languages we should definitely import to English.

No language has all of the words, and English is no exception. While you can express the complex feeling of “insecurity, fear, concern, and envy over relative lack of possessions, status or something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a comparator, a rival, or a competitor.” with one word (i.e. jealousy), some other very simple concepts need to be expressed with more than one word, like the day after tomorrow. With input from our amazing followers at The Language Nerds, we have compiled a list of some of the most interesting words that exist in other languages but have no equivalent in English. You really don’t want to miss any of them. 

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24 Non-English Words That Sound Dirty But Are Actually Innocent.

What makes languages so amazingly different is that they use different words to describe the same things. When you speak more than one language, you realize that words mean different things in different languages. Sometimes an innocent word in a language can sound really rude in another, and that’s where the real fun is. All the bad words in English have similar-sounding ones in other languages that are totally appropriate and sometimes they mean something really sweet. Below are words from foreign languages that sound dirty to an English ear but are totally innocent in their respective languages. 

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Funny And Clever Illustrations of Jokes And Puns That Will Make Your Day.

Silliness is is a comic strip that illustrates short jokes and puns in a funny and amusing way. The jokes they work with are often short and witty and require a tiny bit of wit to fully understand. We did our best to compile their best ones and we hope you enjoy them. Please share with us the ones that made you laugh the most. 

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This Map Shows The Most Commonly Spoken Language in Every US State, Excluding English and Spanish.

The United States is home to a melting pot of diverse languages. This map shows the most commonly spoken languages in the US after English and Spanish. The data on the map was provided by The US Census Bureau’s annual survey that asks respondents, among other questions, what language they mainly speak in their homes. 

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How Animals Sound In Different Languages.

Different languages perceive animal sounds differently. If you think your language represents animal sounds accurately, you are so wrong. Well, when it comes to the sounds animals make, all languages have them right. No matter your native language, you will appreciate how animals sound in other languages. PhD physics student and illustrator Chapman brought us an illustration that sums up the interesting comparison of how animals sound in different languages. Have a good read 🙂 

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These are the continents that have the most languages.

These maps will help you see how diverse parts of the word are in terms of languages. They provide insightful data about indigenous languages spoken in each continent. There are three things you have to keep in mind:

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People Are Sharing hilarious Literal Translations, And Here Are 25 Of The Best Ones.

Have you ever thought beyond your language when it comes to what words literally mean and what they can be translated to word-for-word? It’s just fun, like anything multilingual. We brought to you today some of the most hilarious literal translations from all across the languages of the world to give you a sense of how beautiful languages can be. Don’t forget to share your favorite and if you have other examples, do kindly share them. ?

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How Different Languages Say “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”.

Idioms can tell us a lot about how speakers of a certain language express themselves. One interesting idiom that has an amazing and interesting variety across languages is the one describing rainfall. English uses “it’s raining cats and dogs” to describe heavy rainfall. But what do speakers of other languages say when it’s raining cats and dogs? Let’s find out. (If you don’t see your language, please add it in a comment).

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The 10 Oldest Languages That Are Still Spoken Today.

As of today, the world has 7111 languages according to Ethnologue. A staggering third of these languages are endangered and only spoken by very few people, 1000 speakers at best. what’s even more serious is that more than 50% of the world’s population is covered by 23 major languages.

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