By Peter Archer
Dazzle together with your command of belle-lettres!
Like a real sophisticate, you need to toss out informal bon mots to liven up your dialog. you would like to drift via cocktail events supplying your site visitors crudités and hors d'oeuvres, toasting to the existing Weltgeist and speculating on who is having an affaire de coeur.
But first you want to recognize what these phrases mean.
Here's a consultant to declaiming like an highbrow in a international language. greater than 500 of the main widely used overseas phrases and words that increase our language and make us sound refined were translated into English, in addition to a pronunciation consultant and a pattern sentence displaying you ways to exploit them. furthermore, you will discover quotations in different languages, with a view to provoke everybody together with your erudition and experiencia del mundo. All this including a plethora of minutae, spicing the entries with a good looking mélange...
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As far as I’m concerned, you have CARTE BLANCHE as far as what kind of car you want to buy for me. Carthago delenda est (Latin) (kar-TAH-go day-LEN-da est) (quotation) Carthage must be destroyed. The city of Carthage (located roughly at the site of the present-day Tunis) was a long-time enemy of Rome. The two cities fought three wars, known as the Punic Wars, and in all of them Rome was victorious. ) would end all his speeches to the Senate with this slogan. , the city was, indeed, destroyed and its site sown with salt so nothing would ever grow there again.
It’s occasionally good but often used negatively. I can’t believe he had the CHUTZPAH to tell his wife her new bathing suit made her look fat. I wonder how much he’ll be left with after the divorce settlement. cinéma vérité (French) (SIN-a-mah VAY-ree-tay) (noun) A style of filmmaking that uses naturalistic techniques as well as classic cinematic styles. Although the movement began among French filmmakers in the 1950s and 1960s, it has gained adherents around the world. A. was an example of CINÉMA VÉRITÉ, with its unflinching examination of a strike by coal miners and the violence that erupted in its wake in Harlan County, Kentucky.
One finds intra-party strife in parliaments IN COMMUNIBUS LOCIS—whether in Paris, London, or Berlin. �Como estas? (Spanish) (ko-mo ess-TASS) (interjection) How’s it going? How are you? Among the most common greetings in Spanish. Hey, buddy! ¿COMO ESTAS? Long time no see! ) Of sound mind. Sane. The opposite is, naturally, non compos mentis. Though the term is a legal one, it’s fallen into general usage. Despite my client’s claim to be a parakeet during the mating season, I ask the court to regard him as COMPOS MENTIS.
500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart. Terms to Demonstrate Your Savoir Faire, Chutzpah, and Bravado by Peter Archer