Animals 2 – (Czech-CS)

ZVÍŘATA
vlk liška jelen zebra
wolf fox deer zebra

delfín mrož žralok tučňak
dolphin walrus shark penguin

krokodýl želva krab medúza
crocodile turtle crab jellyfish

křeček veverka zajíc krysa
hamster squirrel hare rat

husa netopýr housenka vosa
goose bat caterpillar wasp

(Jellyfish photo by William Warby.)

Animals 2 – (Dutch-NL)

DIEREN
de wolf de vos het hert de zebra
wolf fox deer zebra

de dolfijn de walrus de haai de pinguïn
dolphin walrus shark penguin

de krokodil de schildpad de krab de kwal
crocodile turtle crab jellyfish

de hamster de eekhoorn de haas de rat
hamster squirrel hare rat

de gans de vleermuis de rups de wesp
goose bat caterpillar wasp

(Jellyfish photo by William Warby.)

Animals 2 – (Italian-IT)

ANIMALI
il lupo la volpe il cervo la zebra
wolf fox deer zebra

il delfino il tricheco il squalo il pinguino
dolphin walrus shark penguin

il coccodrillo la testuggine il granchio la medusa
crocodile turtle crab jellyfish

il criceto il scoiattolo la lepre il ratto
hamster squirrel hare rat

l’oca il pipistrello il bruco la vespa
goose bat caterpillar wasp

(Jellyfish photo by William Warby.)

Animals 2 – (French-FR)

ANIMAUX
le loup le renard le cerf le zèbre
wolf fox deer zebra

le dauphin le morse le requin le pingouin
dolphin walrus shark penguin

le crocodile la tortue le crabe la méduse
crocodile turtle crab jellyfish

le hamster l’écureuil le lièvre le rat
hamster squirrel hare rat

l’oie la chauve-souris la chenille la guêpe
goose bat caterpillar wasp

(Jellyfish photo by William Warby.)

Asian countries (Polish-PL)

AZJA
Afganistan Armenia Azerbejdżan Bahrajn
Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain

Bangladesz Bhutan Brunei Kambodża
Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia

Chiny (Chińska
Republika Ludowa)
Cypr Gruzja Indie
China (People’s
Republic of China)
Cyprus Georgia India

Indonezja Iran Irak Izrael
Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel

Japonia Jordania Kazachstan Kuwejt
Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait

Kirgistan Laos Liban Malezja
Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Malaysia

Malediwy Mongolia Mjanma (Birma) Nepal
Maldives Mongolia Myanmar (Burma) Nepal

Korea Północna Oman Pakistan Palestyna
North Korea Oman Pakistan Palestine

Filipiny Katar Arabia Saudyjska Singapur
Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore

Korea Południowa Sri Lanka Syria Tajwan
(Republika Chińska)
South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Taiwan
(Republic of China)

Tadżykistan Tajlandia Timor Wschodni Turcja
Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste Turkey

Turkmenistan Zjednoczone
Emiraty Arabskie
Uzbekistan Wietnam
Turkmenistan United Arab
Emirates
Uzbekistan Vietnam

Jemen
Yemen

Asian countries (Czech-CS)

ASIE
Afghánistán Arménie Ázerbáidžán Bahrajn
Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain

Bangladéš Bhútán Brunej Kambodža
Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia

Čina
(Čínská lidová republika)
Kypr Gruzie Indie
China (People’s
Republic of China)
Cyprus Georgia India

Indonésie Írán Irák Izrael
Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel

Japonsko Jordánsko Kazachstán Kuvajt
Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait

Kyrgyzstán Laos Libanon Malajsie
Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Malaysia

Maledivy Mongolsko Myanmar (Barma) Nepál
Maldives Mongolia Myanmar (Burma) Nepal

Severní Korea Omán Pákistán Stát Palestina
North Korea Oman Pakistan Palestine

Filipíny Katar Saúdská Arábie Singapur
Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore

Jižní Korea Srí Lanka Sýrie Tchaj-wan
(Čínská republika)
South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Taiwan
(Republic of China)

Tádžikistán Thajsko Východní Timor Turecko
Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste Turkey

Turkmenistán Spojené
arabské emiráty
Uzbekistán Vietnam
Turkmenistan United Arab
Emirates
Uzbekistan Vietnam

Jemen
Yemen

New for June onwards

First things first, an apology for the unintended hiatus. I haven’t put new material out for a while, as my health issues flared up quite a bit. Without going into too much detail, I suffer from systemic lupus erythematosis (also called SLE or just “lupus”), which is an autoimmune condition, and when it flares badly, it can put me out of quite a bit of action! Here’s where it’s unfortunate to run a one-man blog! But I’ve been thinking it’s time to get back into the blog, as my to-do list for it is growing! (It’s one of those times I lament having so many hobbies! Not enough time to devote ideally to them all!)

Here is some of the material coming up (hopefully soon!):

  • The second post on Parts of Speech in English
  • A post on indefinite and definite articles in the relevant languages in the nominative case, and explanation of gender of nouns
  • Releasing the Animals game on Sporcle for Lesson 5
  • A lesson on family vocabulary
  • Although it’s not very useful, I’m going to write out the names for all countries too! I’m a geography buff, and recently discovered that my French knowledge of country names wasn’t very good, and I was too disappointed to let it go!
  • Finally posting the Mac keyboard codes to write accented characters

If there are any requests, or something you feel is a gross omission, please feel free to write and let me know! In depth posts on grammatical cases will follow the Parts of Speech series in English, as well as a post for each case in each language with examples, finally followed by concise tables for each language as an handy go-to guide.

Digital Dialects – USEFUL SITE

Pasted from the site, which can be found here, “The Digital Dialects website features free to use online games for learning languages. Language resources include games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets. Games use Macromedia Flash Player.”

The site includes material for all eleven languages of Polyglot Scot, and includes lessons as well as associated games, for which you can practice with audio or without, depending on what’s available for which lesson. I recommend it particularly if you are learning mostly from written words, as it’s a different experience altogether to recognize words by their sound. I found the games particularly useful on learning colors in Polish for example, as the phonemes are very different from how they are written if your native tongue is e.g. English.

It also includes myriad other languages, including Icelandic, Korean, and Maori among many others, so is well worth checking out for your language needs. I hope you find it useful!

Animals (Finnish-FI)

ELÄIMET
kissa koira kani hiiri
cat dog rabbit mouse

lintu sorsa pöllö perhonen
bird duck owl butterfly

lehmä vuohi sika lammas
cow goat pig sheep

hevonen kana kala sammakko
horse chicken fish frog

levjona tiikeri apina käärme
lion tiger monkey snake

karhu norsu kirahvi valas
bear elephant giraffe whale

muurahainen mehiläinen kärpänen hämähäkki
ant bee fly spider

Animals (Swedish-SV)

DJUR
katt hund kanin mus
cat dog rabbit mouse

fågel anka uggla fjäril
bird duck owl butterfly

ko get gris får
cow goat pig sheep

häst kyckling fisk groda
horse chicken fish frog

lejon tiger apa orm
lion tiger monkey snake

björn elefant giraff valfisk
bear elephant giraffe whale

myra bi fluga spindel
ant bee fly spider