Posts Tagged ‘language’:

Another Award!

Yes, I ‘met’ some wonderful people online through blogging, Twitter and Facebook. I apologise to Guilie who gave me this fantastic award for my blog. It has been a few months since I was given the award. I went to Mongolia and just back. I want to say thank you to Guilie for the award. So. Kreativ Blogger award. There are rules. The first, most important, is to thank my awarders and link to them. Then I must answer these ten questions: What’s your favorite song? Oh there are so many. It depends on many things, mainly time. If I

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The Creative Woman of the Year Award!

Last weekend I went to London, so excited to see the Mongolian singer Jargalsaihan’s concert. Well, ok I admit it I was excited because I was nominated for an award – Woman of the Year 2012 for Mongolians in Europe. This was the awards ceremony in Copthorne Hotel in Kensington I was going to. A few weeks earlier I had received a phone call from David Scott, the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland. He informed me about the awards ceremony and said he was going to nominate me for an award. I felt honoured. Yes, I was touched that

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V and W ~ Vest versus Waistcoat

Oh my word! I mean literally, oh my words! I started learning English more than a decade ago and still I can not tell the difference between a vest and a waistcoat. Every time I use one of these words I have to think and end up saying both of them. Do you have words like these? Please leave a comment and reassure me that I’m not the only one. Thank you.      

R is for R-word

Recently we have been thinking about how we can raise awareness on the word Mongol. So I started doing some research and came across the campaign to end the R-Word. I like this video, it’s powerful. How often do you hear this word? Does it mean anything to you?  

O is for 00

When I learnt to say the numbers in English I was surprised that zero can be letter O. The same symbols mean different things in different countries sometimes. I can imagine if I say I need to go the nil/zero room some might not understand. In Mongolia and Russia toilet signs were 00 in 19th century. Since then in Mongolia the phrase ‘going to the nil’ means ‘spending a penny’ in UK. In other words it means going to toilet. Another idiomatic traditional Mongolian phrase is ‘to see a horse.’ Basically the nomadic lifestyle meant horses were and still are

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