Better late than never

2007-08-07 11:15

Another way to help make new words easier to remember is to examine their origin.

Foreign origins: Kowtow, omerta

2007-08-03 13:55

Another way to help make new words easier to remember is to examine their origin.

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg

2007-08-01 10:32

One of the good things about hosting the Olympic Games is the development of tourism.

The Three Princes of Serendip

2007-07-31 13:54

One thing that seems to trouble Chinese learners of English more than others is that "new words are hard to remember".

The Scapegoat

2007-07-27 13:48

After touching upon the word "scapegoat" in explaining "fall guy" in the previous column, I felt the job was incomplete without elaborating on the Scapegoat.

Fiddle

2007-07-24 15:31

There is a great wealth of world music out there just waiting to be discovered by many newcomers to the English...

It's a dog's life for man's best friend

2007-07-25 11:31

Two dog-related stories appeared online on Monday, showing the two extremes of people's love and hate for the animal.

The fall guy

2007-07-24 14:12

There was an article in The Guardian yesterday (July 23, 2007) on Marlon Brando titled The Fall Guy...

如何表示同情

2007-07-23 16:59

你的朋友发生了什么不幸的事,或你很理解朋友的困难处境,你或许会说:"我真的很同情你。"对方听了以后一定会感到宽慰。

Value for money

2007-07-20 14:06

Reader question: How to say "物有所值" in English? My comments: Value for money.

关于中文“副”职英译的一点补充

2007-07-17 15:53

《小议中文职务中'副'职的英译》一文中提到,"副省长"的英译为vice-governor。在美国,州长的副手,也就是副州长是采用lieutenant governor 这一特定的说法。

Weighing the costs of luxury

2007-07-18 15:49

Ours is a developing - and poor - country with a per capita GDP of $1,970, giving us a ranking of 112th in the world. But...

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