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[1: 344 of 10,000] jaber-jaber

In Article on August 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

jaber-jaber (adjective)

  • a person who blurts incomprehensible words
  • a person who seems to eat his words
  • when he is speaking so foreign especially to someone in a different nationality than his

This is the perfect time to share the word that I want to use for the people whom I cannot understand what they say. To use it in a sentence, “The man was in a jaber-jaber mode so don’t expect me to understand him.”

 

[1: 290 of 10,000] Two Words Interchanged

In Journal, Reference on July 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Dubai is a very interesting city because it can make different nationalities work together. I have been here for more than 3 years but I still can’t speak Arabic. I’d like to share a funny but true story about an actual incident.

An Egyptian man (Arabic speaker) and a Filipina were about to enter into the same door. Being a gentleman, he opened the door and said, “First Lady” instead of saying “Ladies First”.

Having the “First Lady” in mind and considering the nationality of the woman, the funny part could stem on the fact that the current President of the Philippines is a bachelor and I didn’t know she was the unnamed remarkable wife.

[1: 268 of 10,000] Silencio

In Poem on June 29, 2011 at 9:48 AM

I shall not speak

I’ll be silent

If my word mean

There’ll be battle

The world will be

Home of silence

The blue shall fade

The grey shall end

[1: 113 of 10,000] One

In Calligraphy on February 25, 2011 at 1:43 AM

I was watching the Travel Channel yesterday and saw this great calligraphy artist from Turkey. It inspired me to write the No. 1 in 3 languages. To look at the positive side of different languages, it makes life quizzically interesting. There is always so much to learn.

[1: 40 of 10,000] Bene

In Journal on January 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Bene is an Italian word that means ‘Fine’. One of the things that I have to really learn this year is to speak Italian or at least learn the CD that I bought last year. It would be exciting to speak the language right before I visit Italy!