why the English language is so hard to learn:

Spanky témája a 'In English...' fórumban , 2004 Október 14.

  1. Spanky

    Spanky Állandó Tag

    why the English language is so hard to learn:

    1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2) The farm was used to produce produce.
    3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
    5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time
    to present the present.
    8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    10) I did not object to the object.
    11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    13) They were too close to the door to close it.
    14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
    16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail
    18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
    19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
    20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

    There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor
    pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or
    French fries in France (surprise!). Sweetmeats are candies while
    sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.


    Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is

    neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write
    but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
    If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth?
    One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese ?
    Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend. If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
    Is it an odd, or an end?
    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian
    eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do
    people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and
    send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man
    and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique
    lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns
    down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which,
    an alarm goes off by going on.

    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the
    creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

    That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the
    lights are out, they are invisible.

    P.S. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"?
     
  2. Boszi

    Boszi Állandó Tag

    This kind of explains why I never liked this language :/
     
  3. rókalány

    rókalány Állandó Tag

    Én meg épp ezért élvezem.... cool
     
  4. saga

    saga Állandó Tag

    Major Tamasnak volt egy hasonlo osszeallitasa a magyarnyelvrol. Talan Pufinak, vagy Parameter Zsoltnak meg van valahol.
    mindenesetre erdekes es szorakoztato :D
     
  5. Spanky

    Spanky Állandó Tag

    Én meg épp ezért élvezem.... cool
    [post=139030]Quoted post[/post]​
    [/b][/quote]

    En is cool
    Egy nagyon érdekes nyelv.
    Fantasztikus nagy szokincsel rendelkezik.
    "The OED2, the largest English-language dictionary, contains some 290,000 entries with some 616,500 word forms. Of course, there are lots of slang and regional words that are not included and the big dictionary omits many proper names, scientific and technical terms, and jargon as a matter of editorial policy (e.g., there are some 1.4 million named species of insect alone). All told, estimates of the total vocabulary of English start at around three million words and go up from there."
     
  6. Spanky

    Spanky Állandó Tag

    INDEX,
    "Gennyládának" nevezte Michael Moore-t Farenheit 9/11 című filmje miatt az idősebb George Bush, írja a BBC. Az exelnök szerint a családjáról "felháborító hazugságokat terjesztő" filmrendező "totális seggfej, szemét".

    Ez egy érdekes forditás.
    Angolul még nemhalottam a "gennyláda" kifejezést, na meg a "seggfej"-t sem.
     
  7. Boszi

    Boszi Állandó Tag

     
    doku kedveli ezt.
  8. jullan

    jullan Állandó Tag

    Čvekkel ezelött amikor megkaptuk a bizonyitványt a nem tudom melyik szintü angol tanfolyam után,büszkélkedtem magamon,hogy jaj de szép eredményt értem el.
    A tanárnönek csak annyi volt a hozzászolása,hogy: nehogy azt higgyem,hogy most tudok angolul - a mai napig sem hiszem - mert ha tudok 1000 szot akkor biztos,hogy az angolnyelvükém a másik 1000 szot használja...és nem azokat amit én tudok.

    Oh,hát mennyire igaza volt.

    De angol nyelv ide vagy francia oda: a magyar nyelv a legszebb. A legnehezebb.


    :)
     
  9. Spanky

    Spanky Állandó Tag

    [/QUOTE]

    Habár nem verseny ez, de a fene tudja.
     
  10. Spanky

    Spanky Állandó Tag

    Ez attol függ, hogy hova tartozol.
    Gondolom a Franciáknak, a Francia, az Angoloknak az Angol, a Kinaiknak a Kinai,
    stb. stb.
    Magyaroknak, természetesen a Magyar.
     
  11. mokuska1984

    mokuska1984 Állandó Tag

    why don´t you like english???
     
  12. mokuska1984

    mokuska1984 Állandó Tag

    I think english isn´t so hard if you realy you deal with this language. I mean you work hard to understand and learn it. I hope you have understood what I meant.
     
  13. zsonglorman

    zsonglorman Állandó Tag

    English is one of the most easiest languages!
     
  14. wolverine5

    wolverine5 Állandó Tag

    I love the post.
     
  15. dungdung23

    dungdung23 Állandó Tag

    I also speak Vietnamese :D
     
  16. Timiiiiii

    Timiiiiii Állandó Tag

    Mindezek ellenére szerintem mégis egy nagyon szép nyelv. :)
     
  17. petex

    petex Új tag

    Why is English so hard?

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    [FONT=&quot]Why is English so hard?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Pluralism[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]We'll begin with a box and the plural is boxes.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]The one fowl is a goose but two are called geese,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Yet the plural of mouse should never be meese.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]You may find a lone mouse or a whole set of mice,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Yet the plural of house is houses not hice.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]If the plural of man is always called men,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Why should not the plural of booth be called beeth?[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Then one may be that and three would be those,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Yet hat in the plural wouldn't be hose.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]And the plural of cat is cats and not cose.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]We speak of a brother and also of brethren,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]But though we say Mother, we never say Methren,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]But imagine the feminine she, shis and shim,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]So English, I fancy you will all agree,[/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]Is the funniest language you ever did see.[/FONT]​
     
    FagyisSzent kedveli ezt.
  18. Xyz_123

    Xyz_123 Állandó Tag

    You can use it everywhere :)
     
  19. Arnyek2011

    Arnyek2011 Állandó Tag

    Yehh right,-LOL
     
  20. zechs

    zechs Új tag

    mu~interesting~~
     

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