500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound by Peter Archer

By Peter Archer

Dazzle together with your command of belle-lettres!

Like a real sophisticate, you would like to toss out informal bon mots to brighten up your dialog. you would like to drift via cocktail events delivering your site visitors crudités and hors d'oeuvres, toasting to the existing Weltgeist and speculating on who is having an affaire de coeur.

But first you want to be aware of what these phrases mean.

Here's a consultant to declaiming like an highbrow in a overseas language. greater than 500 of the main regular overseas phrases and words that improve our language and make us sound subtle were translated into English, besides a pronunciation consultant and a pattern sentence exhibiting you ways to take advantage of them. moreover, you will find quotations in different languages, on the way to provoke every body along with your erudition and experiencia del mundo. All this including a plethora of minutae, spicing the entries with a stupendous mélange...

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Because of the destructive character of the Civil War, only a few ANTEBELLUM houses are still standing in Georgia. ) Before death. Often used in coroners’ reports and other medical documents. All indications are that the bruises on the subject’s neck were produced ANTE MORTEM, indicating he was probably strangled by an unknown person or persons. aperçu (French) (ah-per-SOO) (noun) A clever insight; alternately, a summation. I find your APERÇU of the situation to be extremely helpful. apéritif (French) (ah-per-i-TEEF) (noun) A predinner drink, designed to stimulate the palate in preparation for the meal.

I’ve concluded an experiment in which I evaporated sea water, leaving a CAPUT MORTUUM of salt. Carpe diem (Latin) (KAR-pay DEE-em) (interjection) Seize the day. ), the term became associated with a group of seventeenth-century poets known as the Metaphysicals. ” Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. Nota Bene Carpe diem! was the theme of the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, starring Robert Sean Leonard and Robin Williams.

It refers to dates occurring after the supposed incarnation of Christ. It was invented in the sixth century by the Greek monk Dionysius Exiguus and popularized by the English historian the Venerable Bede in his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum. E. I wrote this book in 2011 ANNO DOMINI. ) In the year of (his or her) reign. This system of dating depends on the regnal year of a particular king or queen. It is almost never used—not least because there are so few kings and queens anymore (at least ones we pay much attention to).

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