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Superstitions all over the world!

By on 28 October 2016

Is there anybody out there who is not superstitious?

We all believe in daily practices, small objects, numbers, superstitions, which have to be made or not, in a very precise way in order to avoid the bad luck.

There are some odd ceremonies and superstitions all over the world. Let’s see what happen in…


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How do USA Presidents speak?

By on 24 October 2016

The countdown to American elections is already started and the finish line is coming soon.

It has been a long challenge and the protagonists of it are two completely different candidates. They have done a lot of meetings and conventions and they have attacked each other. A long fight, which is still very hard…


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Brexit: linguistic consequences

By on 27 June 2016

23rd June 2016 will always be remembered as an important date. It is the Brexit, the exit of Great Britain from Europe Union.

“Goodbye Great Britain” is the title of the most important newspaper and magazine all over the world.

There will be many consequences and changes from economic and political pint of view…


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Happy April’s fool day!

By on 1 April 2016

Happy  April’s fool day!

The April’s fool day is a tradition all over the world.  Let’s see what happens in some European and Asian countries!

In UK and USA it is called April’s fool day and the word “fool” reminds to the typical little man, who usually entertained the King and the people at the Medieval palaces….


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Easter all over the world

By on 25 March 2016

In a few days we will celebrate the Easter all over the world.

There are different traditions in all the countries in which Easter is celebrated.

In England there are many traditions. For example, on the Holy Thursday the poors receive money in the Westminster Abbey, while on Holy Friday people usually eat…


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Similar words in different Languages

By on 15 March 2016

Have you ever wondered about the origins of a word?

This is the Etimology: the origins of the words, where they come from, how they are created and why.

In the European languages we can find a lot of similarities and also a lot of differences.

The European languages can be divided…


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Women’s Day all over the world

By on 8 March 2016

Today on 8th March we celebrate the Women’s Day. 

There are different versions about the origin of this Day. Everybody remebers this day because of a fire, which happened on 25th March 1911 in a factory of Triangle (NY), in which 123 women died. But in the reality, this is not the real origin of this International Women’s Day.

Everything…


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28+1 = ….. 29 February

By on 29 February 2016

Today it’s the 29th February!

2016 is the Leap Year.  It comes every 4 years and it always gives us one day more.

The first who introduces these 24 hours was Caesar and the Romans in 46 A.C.

Then Pope Gregory XIII decided to reorganize these hours and to introduce this measurement system with a another day in…


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The secret of those who easily learn foreign languages

By on 30 January 2016

An article written on Salute Online reveals the secret of who easily learn foreign languages: more links in the brain.

Some scientists of Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University in Canada  have discovered how every person has different ways through which the several parts of the mind can communicate…


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Linguistic Chamaleon

By on 22 January 2016

The polyglots are those people who have the knowledge and the ability to speak more than one language.

They are called bilingual, if they have the complete knowledge of 2 languages; trilingual of three languages and multilingual or polyglots if they know more than four languages.

Recent studies published…

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Federica Mariani, born in 1985. Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Catholic University of Milan. English - German Translator and Teacher. Welcome to my Officina delle Lingue!

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