There are so many phrasal verbs in English and it’s not easy to guess the meanings unless we often hear and use them. Let’s learn 18 useful phrasal verbs for health, sickness, and fitness in English with example sentences.
While we have been waiting for COVID-19 vaccine, have you ever wondered why vaccine is called vaccine? The word, vaccine, is from the Latin word, vacca, which means cow. Please watch the video below to find out the relation between vaccine and cow.
Did you know Quarantine is from an Italian word Quaranta meaning 40? In the following video, you can learn why quarantine means 40 and the quarantine history in the US and see some old footage of New York City.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many vegetarians in America and why they have different titles for different vegetarians? Let’s find out what kinds of vegetarians are out there and what kinds of vegetarians your friends are.
- Flexitarian: Flexible + Vegetarian
- Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian: Lacto is from the Latin word for milk and Ovo is from the Latin word for egg.
- Pesco-Vegetarian, Pescatarian, or Pescetarian: Pesce means fish in Italian.
- Raw Food Vegan: Raw means uncooked in English.
- Semi-Vegetarian: Semi means half in Latin.
The definitions are not the same everywhere and it is possible to have more types of them in the future. Aren’t you sure what kinds of vegetarians your friends are yet? Let’s study more here!
You learned eye, nose, mouth, etc. in your basic English class. Have you also learned earlobe, Adam’s apple, collar bone, etc.? Let’s learn about more body parts!
Here are some odds and ends we found on the web using our latest Awesome Adjective. Just click on any image for a larger view:
Meaning: A little wet.
When I get a headache, I go lie down and put a damp towel on my forehead.
My clothes are still damp even though they’ve been in the dryer for an hour!
His diaper feels damp – you’d better change it.
What’s the opposite of damp?
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