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viuva dotada?

Still dowager occurs a lot in 19th century British literature and modern reinterpretations of such–

Violet Crawley , Dowager Countess of Grantham"

and if there’s no comparable literary tradition of Portuguese caring about such trifles, it will be a rarer word than it would be in English.

Most people don’t need to know about entailments. Some people do because of Jane Austen-- and the authors that followed.

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In Japanese, the word for widow (未亡人) literally translates as “person who has not died (yet).”

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That is so cool. Thanks for sharing that. Wow.

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This book is fascinating on the subject (and on the gender of some of the creators).

His writing style sometimes grated but the depth of research makes up for that.

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My, Duolingo. How progressive!

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Duolingo lore says Bea is lesbian, Lin is bi, Oscar is Gay. And at least one of the stories features a gay romance. (The song)

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not exactly the same topic, but i like their blog sometimes. this one i just read with a bit about how the korean word for “germany” ( togil ) comes from the reading of the japanese writing for “deutsch” is neat

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I just finished that in German the other day. What a cute story! :two_men_holding_hands:t4:

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ivent read the entire thread, but since there’s at least three of us with their app…

  • i pay for duolingo
  • i endure the ads
  • i enjoy the ads
  • everything i need to know i’ve learned by watching anime ( telenovela, das boot, etc. )

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Pihole blocks all the ads for me.

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Well, that took a somewhat depressing turn…

As an aside if anybody wants to add me as a friend on Duolingo, my username is the same as here.

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Just switch to Finnish.

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That seems to be the right answer a lot of the time!

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Continuing the discussion from 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine (Part 2):

Great phrase. I love the etymology of it:

and

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Huh. Never thought of it as British, but OK. FWIW, I’ve been using it for years, but had no idea of the etymology.

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