English words for non English speakers

English words for non English speakers

DOT THE I’S AND CROSS THE T’S

This expression is interesting, because it reminds us of the French expression putting the dots on the i » But while the French expression means to be clear in its words, this is absolutely not the meaning of the Anglo-Saxon…

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IRISH TWINS

Is said for brothers and sisters born quickly one after the other, usually less than a year apart. What may seem anecdotal, in fact hides a critique of traditional Irish society, where siblings were particularly numerous.

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THIRD LEVEL

this is the name given to higher education. This responds to an implacable logic after the first level (primary) and second level (secondary). The results of the bac, the sacrosanct LEAVING CERTIFICATE or LEAVING CERT ’are not communicated until…

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The first name « Kevin »

Depending on the country, the same first name can have a strong connotation, or not at all on the contrary. We have a nice illustration of this phenomenon with the first name « Kevin ». As much as the name Kevin…

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