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This Is Halloween (Finnish)

Aika - time
Tarina - story
Uni - dream
Mielikuvitus - imagination
Raja - limit
Juhla - party, feast, celebration
Poika - boy
Tyttö - girl
Kylä - village
Nimi - name
Halloween - Halloween
Kurpitsa - pumpkin
- night
Koti - home
Sänky - bed
Silmä - eye
Rappu - stairstep
Ötökkä - bug
Hiukset - hair
Laulu - song
Yllätys, ylläri - surprise
Valo - light
Lyhty - lantern
Varjo - shadow
Maa - ground
Luuta - broom
Naama - face
Välähdys - flash
Tuuli - wind
Tie - road, way, path
Kuu - moon
Kauhu - horror
Raaja - limb
Pelko - fear
Sätky - jump, twitch
Työ - work, job
Kaveri - friend, mate, buddy
Huuto - shout
Kuningas - king
Kulua - to pass (of time)
Arvata - to guess
Tulla - to come
Olla - to be; to have
Kertoa - to tell
Taitaa - to probably (do)
Olla aavistus - to have an idea, to have a hunch
Näyttää - to show
Tulla mukaan - to come along
Kiljua - to scream
Säikyttää - to scare
Painua pehkuihin - to go to bed
Hehkua - to gleam
Vaania - to prowl
Vipeltää - to scurry
Hoilata - to sing badly
Odottaa - to wait
Häilyä - to hover, to waver
Väijyä - to lurk, to ambush
Vapista - to shiver, to shudder, to quiver, to tremble
Sanoa - to say
Kulkea - to go, to walk, to move
Lentää - to fly
Kirkua - to shriek
Lähteä - to leave
Kysyä - to ask
Täyttää - to fill
Vätkyä - to twitch
Tarvita - to need
Tehdä - to do
Huutaa - to shout
Veisata - to sign, to psalm
Hiljaa - quietly
Nopea - fast, quick
Erikoinen, erikois- - special
Outo - weird
Kumma - odd
Kaukaa - from far away
Karmiva - creepy
Rohkea - brave
Oma - own
Rauhaton - restless
Hyvä - good
Kauhuissaan - horrified, terrified, frightened
Ykskaks - suddenly, all of sudden, just like that
Autio - desolate
Öinen - nocturnal
Kunnon - proper, real
Luinen - bony
Suurisuinen - bigmouthed
Hurja - fierce, terrific
Kurja - miserable
Yllättävä - surprising
Vaan, vain - just, only
Kuin - than; like
Joka - that
Tämä, tää - this
Mistä - from where
Mahtaa - I wonder (in this context)
Ei - no, not
Sinä, sä - you
Siellä - (over) there
Nyt - now
Jotain - something
Niin - so
Muu - other
Henkihieveriin - into a very bad or half-dead condition
Kun - when
Alla - under
Meidän - our
Kaikki - everyone, everybody; everything
Todella - really, very
Jokin - something
Iik! - Eek!
Siis - therefore
Kerran - once
Taas - again
Me - we
Siinä - there
Pois - away
Ja - and
Muualla - elsewhere
Kuka - who
Se - it
Poissa - gone
Täältä - from here
Hurraa! - Hurrah!

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So I was feeling anxious so I took a walk outside and on my way back there was a group of Arabic speaking men walking on the other side of the road and one of them yelled what sounded like أين, أين which I think meant “where where?” at a car slowly driving past them and then he jumped on the car and the car drove off. Happy to get some unexpected listening practice and understand something! 

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Hello! It’s time for a new langblr challenge! This time the challenge is called Langblr Picture Describing Challenge and the purpose of it is to improve your language skills by describing pictures in your target language!

To participate in this challenge you must pick a random picture from Flickr, Pinterest, We♥It or other website and then describe it in your target language! You can either make a vocabulary list of the things you find in the picture or write full sentences. If you want, you can post about your progress and show which pictures you chose and how you described them. If you do, please tag your post as #picturedescribingchallenge so that I and others can see what you’re working on and learn something new as well!

You can choose to participate in this challenge for 7 days, 14 days, 21 days, or 30/31 days - it’s up to you!

Enjoy your studies!

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All words are taken from Magoosh vocabulary builder!

Antipathy - a feeling of strong dislike, opposition, or anger
Gambit - something that you do or say that is intended to achieve an advantage and usually involves taking a risk
Ingenuity - someone’s ability to think of clever new ways of doing something
Pariah -  a person who is not accepted by a social group, especially because he or she is not liked, respected, or trusted
To enumerate -  to name things separately, one by one
To conciliate -  to end a disagreement or someone’s anger by acting in a friendly way or slightly changing your opinions, or to satisfy someone who disagrees with you by acting in this way
To ossify - to become fixed and unable to change
To unnerve - to make someone feel less confident and slightly frightened
Effervescent - active, positive and full of energy
Copious - in large amounts, more than enough
Nettlesome - annoying, and causing problems or difficulties
Puerile - behaving in a silly way, not like an adult

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I was brushing my teeth and I was thinking how I keep saying on this blog that motivation comes and goes but what if I’m wrong?

What if the motivation “goes away” because we doubt ourselves, our skills? It’s always there but we just make it weaker by trusting our overthinking and feeding the insecurities.

After all, when we feel motivated, that’s because we have trust in ourselves that we can do the tasks and achieve the goals.

In that case motivation is always there but the only thing that changes it is how much we accept to be insecure.

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外交官 [がいこうかん] - diplomat 
取引 [とりひき] - trade, transactions, dealings, business
流暢 [りゅうちょう] - fluent (in a language), flowing
度合い [どあい] - degree
水準 [すいじゅん] - level, standard
およそ - about, roughly, approximately
教材 [きょうざい] - teaching materials
視聴者 [しちょうしゃ] -  viewer, (television) audience
工夫する [くふうする] - to think up, to come up with, to think out, to device, to get creative
現象 [げんしょう] - phenomenon 
いわゆる -  what is called, as it is called, the so-called, so to speak​
刺激 [しげき] - stimulus
効果 [こうか] - effect, effectiveness, efficacy, result
構造 [こうぞう] - structure, pattern
中近東 [ちゅうきんとう] - Near and Middle East
成功 [せいこう] - success, hit
過程 [かてい] - process, course, mechanism 
馴染み [なじみ] -  intimacy, friendship, familiarity
戦略 [せんりゃく] - strategy, tactics
要求 [ようきゅう] - demand, firm request, requisition, requirement, desire

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Linguistic Diversity Challenge: Extinct Languages | 7/7 | FINISHED!

I finished the challenge and here are the languages I featured:

It was super fun and interesting to learn about all these wonderful languages and I think I will do a second round of the challenge some time in the future.

If you want to participate in the challenge please go ahead and do that, there’s no time limit & I’d love to see your posts!

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80 Days to Fluency Challenge

The picture is terrible because it’s 10pm and I don’t have good lighting. Anyway, this past week I:

  • Solidified how I’m going to use my textbooks
  • Studied some vocabulary on Hobbies (and the house stuff from last week)
  • Messaged a native German speaker and a native Spanish speaker on Slowly
  • Cringed because I made a grammar mistake in German, and I forgot all of my past 2 years of Spanish

I am feeling pretty good about this challenge. I’ll update maybe once or twice a week and let you know how it’s going. I might modify it a bit so I know enough grammar to get by in conversation, but I like the setup :) that’s all for today! See you soon <3

october 20th, 2020

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Temauke: Langblr Weekly Challenge | Week 17 | Health & diseases

صِحَّة [ṣiḥḥa] - health
نَظَافَة [naẓāfa] - hygiene 
مُسْتَشْفَى [mustašfā] - hospital
عِيَادَة [ʿiyāda] - clinic
صَيْدَلِيَّة [ṣaydaliyya] - pharmacy
سَيَّارَة إِسْعَاف‎ [sayyārat ʾisʿāf] - ambulance
مَوْعِد [mawʿid] - appointment
طَبِيب [ṭabīb] - doctor, physician
دُكْتُور [duktūr] - doctor
مُمَرِّض [mumarriḍ] - nurse
طَبِيب اَلْأَسْنَان‎ [ṭabīb al-ʾasnān] - dentist
طَبِيب نَفْسِيَ [ṭabīb nafsī] - psychiatrist
جَرَّاح [jarrāḥ] - surgeon
قَابِلَة [qābila] - midwife
مَرِيض [marīḍ] - sick, ill
صَحِيح [ṣaḥīḥ] - healthy, sound
طَوَارِئ [ṭawāriʾ] - emergency
مَرَض [maraḍ] - disease, illness
عَدْوَى [ʿadwā] - infection, contagion
عَرَض [ʿaraḍ] - symptom 
تَشْخِيص [tašḵīṣ] - diagnosis
عِلَاج [ʿilāj] - treatment, therapy
لَقَاح [laqāḥ] - vaccine
جِرَاحَة [jirāḥa] - surgery   
إصابة [ʾiṣāba] - injury
جرح [jurḥ] - wound, cut
كَدْمَة [kadma] - bruise
نَدْبَة [nadba] - scar
طَفْح [ṭafḥ] - rash
اِلْتِهَاب‎ [iltihāb] - inflammation
حَرْق [ḥarq] - burn
مَكْسُور [maksūr] - broken
أَلَم [ʾalam] - pain
صُدَاع [ṣudāʿ] - headache
إِعْيَاء [ʾiʿyāʾ] - fatigue
غَثْيَان‎ [ḡaṯyān] - nausea
تَقَيُّء [taqayyi’] - vomiting
حُمَّى [ḥummā] - fever
سُعَال [suʿāl] - cough
عُطَاس [ʿuṭās] - sneeze 
إِسْهَال [ʾishāl] - diarrhea 
إِمْسَاك [ʾimsāk] - constipation
زُكَام [zukām] - (common) cold
حَسَاسِيَّة [ḥasāsiyya] - allergy
تَسَمُّم‎ [tasammum] - poisoning
حَامِل [ḥāmil] - pregnant
إِجْهَاض [ʾijhāḍ] - abortion, miscarriage
وِلَادَة [wilāda] - childbirth
اِكْتِئَاب [iktiʾāb] - depression
قَلَق [qalaq] - anxiety
اِضْطِرَاب [iḍṭirāb] - disorder
نَوْبَةُ هَلَعٍ [nawbatun halaʿin] - panic attack
إيذاءُ النَّفْسِ [ʾīḏāʾan-nafs] - self-harm
إِيذاءُ الذَّاتِ [ʾīḏāʾ aḏ-ḏāt] - self-harm
مُضاد الاكْتِئابِ [muḍādd al-iktiʾābi] - antidepressant
اِنْتِحَار [intiḥār] - suicide
مِقْيَاس اَلْحَرَارَة‎ [miqyās al-ḥarāra] - thermometer
شَاش [šāš] - gauze 
ضِمَاد [ḍimād] - bandage 
قِنَاع [qināʿ] - mask
عُكَّاز [ʿukkāz] - crutch 
كُرْسِيّ مُتَحَرِّك‎ [kursiyy mutaḥarrik] - wheelchair
وَصْفَة‎ [waṣfa] - prescription
دَوَاء [dawāʾ] - medicine, medication
تَأْمِين صِحِّيّ [taʾmīn ṣiḥḥiyy] - health insurance
إِجَازَةٌ مَرَضيَّة [ʾijāzatun maraḍiyya] - sick leave

Please let me know if there are any mistakes!

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What is Temauke? | Why am I running the challenge?

This week (Oct 19 - Oct 25) the theme is Health & diseases.

What are the names for different health conditions and diseases in your target language? Do you know how to make a doctor’s appointment? How do you stay healthy? What do you have in your first aid kit? Have you ever been hospitalized? What is the healthcare system like in your home country or the country/countries where your target language is spoken? How has the corona pandemic affected your life? 

Good luck and happy learning! ♥

Feel free to tag me in your posts (@languagessi/ #languagessi) if you want me to see them, or you can use the tags #temauke (/ #temauke17) and #langblrweeklytheme.

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