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is a Japanese word which means to go bankrupt because you spend all your money on food and drink
Africa has more than 2,000 distinct languages, making it the most linguistically diverse continent in the world
The Hawaiian language has 47 words for describing bananas including 'palaku', a thoroughly ripe banana
Happy St David's Day
The English word 'corgi' originates from the Welsh 'cor' meaning 'dwarf' and 'ci' meaning 'dog'
A crowd-sourced multilingual Harry Potter translation at our LinguaMania event in Oxford featured over 50 different languages
An analysis of 1 million + job ads revealed that, in the UK, German language skills are most in demand and offer the best salary prospects
Languages at risk
The Ayapaneco language is at risk of extinction because the last two speakers of the language refuse to talk to each other
In Germany, Rice Krispies don’t go ‘Snap, Crackle and Pop’—they go ‘Knisper! Knasper! Knusper!’
No right or left
The Guugu Yimithirr people of Australia have no words for right or left. They instead use cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west.