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Eminent and Imminent

The adjective "eminent" means prominent or outstanding. "Imminent" means impending, about to occur.

Shi Xian - Daily Mandarin Lesson

The Mandarin Chinese word for "achieve" is "shi xian." This daily Mandarin lesson has audio files for your pronunciation and listening practice.

Biao - Watch

The Mandarin Chinese word for "watch" is biao.

How Can You Choose The Perfect Gifts For Women And Baby

We often have a problem when we're invited to a baby birthday, baby shower or other celebration to choose the best baby gifts. It is because we do not know what date a person loves and what would be a good idea to give her.

Avouer - to vow

Learn how to conjugate avouer, a regular -er French verb.

subvocalizing

Saying words silently to oneself while reading.

Why Do Chinese Brides Marry in Red?

Western countries and popular culture often depict white wedding gowns as the traditional attire for brides. In Asia and other countries, white is not appropriate to wear on your wedding day.

The Writing of Essays, by Charles S. Brooks

In this essay, American author Charles Stephen Brooks identifies the key characteristics of a good essayist--a reader, a thinker, and "a kind of poet . . . whose wings are clipped."