By Peter Archer
Dazzle together with your command of belle-lettres!
Like a real sophisticate, you need to toss out informal bon mots to brighten up your dialog. you need to drift via cocktail events providing your site visitors crudités and hors d'oeuvres, toasting to the present Weltgeist and speculating on who is having an affaire de coeur.
But first you must be aware of what these phrases mean.
Here's a advisor to declaiming like an highbrow in a overseas language. greater than 500 of the main wide-spread international phrases and words that increase our language and make us sound subtle were translated into English, in addition to a pronunciation consultant and a pattern sentence displaying you ways to take advantage of them. additionally, you can find quotations in different languages, with a purpose to provoke everybody along with your erudition and experiencia del mundo. All this including a plethora of minutae, spicing the entries with a phenomenal mélange...
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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. Its counterpart is a digestif, which is served at the meal’s conclusion. Excuse me, would you care for an APÉRITIF before we go in to dinner? Nota Bene The American version of the apéritif is the cocktail, invented in the early nineteenth century (it is first mentioned in The Farmer’s Cabinet in 1803).
Bubbala (Yiddish) (BOO-buh-luh) (noun) A term of affection, particularly applied by an older person to a younger one. Come in and sit down, BUBBALA. Are you hungry? Sit. I’ll fix you something to nosh on. bwana (Swahili) (BWAH-na) (noun) Boss, important person. In Hollywood movies, this was the way in which African natives invariably addressed white explorers, regardless of whether the Africans were supposed to be native Swahili speakers. Writers were, perhaps, unaware that the term does not always have a favorable connotation in Swahili.
Smith, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, AD LITEM, since Mrs. Smith is in a coma and unable to speak for herself. ) To the point of causing nausea. Although it is usually used concerning arguments that continue to a point that they’re likely to make everyone involved throw up, it can also be more generally applied. I find this children’s Christmas pageant has continued AD NAUSEAM, to the point where most of the audience is in a coma. ) By means of the eyes. Verified visually. I might not have believed the existence of UFOs, had I not confirmed it AD OCULOS.
500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart. Terms to Demonstrate Your Savoir Faire, Chutzpah, and Bravado by Peter Archer