The black chicken

We set off early every day to be at the refinery by eight. R. is an engineer from Texas and his southern drawl couldn’t get …

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translating hygge

Translation – Danish Hygge

More than cosy Wandering into a local bookshop a while back, I was surprised by a display of books on Scandinavia – mostly about Denmark – …

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Translation – Enrolado

When English can’t quite cover it. A Portuguese word I love is enrolado. In Brazil, it seemed to be everywhere. It can mean rolled up, like …

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Language learning- Subtitles

It was a surprise to be offered a subtitled showing of Trainspotting 2. I’ve heard of this in the U.S. or even England but I …

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