Friday, 29 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Wish all the people a happy Easter day. On this day, I wish that the Christians, Hindus and Muslims realize that God does not belong to just India, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Since all the people are same to the God he sent his messengers in form of Lord Krishna in India, Muhammad in Saudi and as Lord Jesus in Israel.
Believe in God but also that all religions are equal. Believe in your own religion but never criticize other religions.
ABOUT EASTER FESTIVAL
Jesus Christ died on a cross on a Friday almost two thousand years ago. Christians believe that on the following Sunday, Christ rose from the dead. The day Jesus died and was buried is known as Good Friday. The following Sunday is Easter.
Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Son of God each year between March 22nd and April 25th (the first Sunday after the vernal equinox).
Religious celebrations include family gatherings and special Easter church services.
Different Easter traditions across the world
Easter traditions differ around the world. Here are just a few of them.
Children in the United States and Canada say the Easter bunny or rabbit brings eggs at Easter. In Germany and England, they say the hare brings them. The hare looks like a rabbit, but it's larger, with longer ears and legs.
In Australia, rabbits are quite a nuisance as they are not native to the land. For this reason, there is an attempt being made to dub the Bilby as the the chief egg bringer of the land. For lack of a better description, the Bilby looks a bit like a cross between a mouse and a rabbit.
In Italy, Belgium and France, children say Easter eggs are brought by the church bells. There, church bells do not ring from Good Friday until Easter Sunday. Because of this, people say that the bells have flown off to Rome. As the bells fly back home for Easter, they drop colored eggs for boys and girls to find.
But there are more foods than eggs to enjoy on Easter!
People in Russia eat an Easter bread that is full of plump white raisins and tastes like cake. In some countries of Eastern Europe, people enjoy an Easter Cake called babka. It's shaped like a skirt -- babka means "little old woman". Easter cakes in Italy are shaped like a rabbit, which is a symbol of birth and new life and many other countries make cookies and cakes shaped like a lamb, a symbol of Jesus. Hot cross buns are another traditional Easter bread with icing in the shape of a cross.
From the religious point of view, this season is considered very significant. People prepare and sanitize themselves for the Holy Easter. The Holy Week, which is the last week of the Lent, opens with the celebration of Palm Sunday. This is called Palm Sunday because on this day Jesus Christ succeeded in entering Jerusalem, where people welcomed him by laying palms at his feet. This week consists of many important events that lead up to Easter. Holy Thursday is yet another important event, commemorating the Last Supper, where the Christ prophesized his end and his resurrection. It is followed by the Good Friday, which symbolizes the day of Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Finally the holy week ends with Easter Sunday with the resurrection of Jesus Christ which signifies the return of happiness, mercy and compassion into the world.
Friday, 8 April 2011
Falsos Amigos - False Cognates.(PART 1)
Newest falsos amigos
Discusión vs Discussion
Discusión can be a simple discussion, but more commonly it refers to something more intense, like a debate, dispute, or argument.
Discussion is equivalent to discusión or deliberaciones.
Equivocado vs Equivocal
Equivocado means wrong.
Equivocal is equívoco or ambiguo.
Nudo vs Nude
Nudo is a noun: knot, node, joint.
Nude is a noun or adjective: desnudo.
Pie vs Pie
Pie = foot.
Pie = pastel.
Tabla vs Table
Previous falsos amigos
Tabla can refer to a board, plank, sheet (of metal), table top, or stage.
Table is una mesa.
Actual vs Actual
Actual means current or present: El presidente actual vive en Madrid - The current president lives in Madrid. Actualmente means currently, at present, or now.
Actual means verdadero or efectivo. Actually can be translated by realmente, en realidad, or en efecto.
Advertencia vs Advertisement
Advertencia is a warning, piece of advice, reminder, or preface.
Advertisement = un anuncio.
Arena vs Arena
Arena means sand.
Arena = anfiteatro, redondel, plaza.
Argumento vs Argument
Argumento means argument in the sense of reasoning (as in a courtroom).
Argument in the sense of disagreement translates as una discusión, pelea, disputa, or polémica.
Asesino vs Assassin
Asesino can refer to an assassin as well as non-political murderer or killer. It's also an adjective: murderous.
Assassin = asesino.
Chocar vs Choke
Chocar normally means to shock or startle, but can also mean to clink (glasses) or to shake (hands).
Choke = sofocarse or atragantarse.
Colegio vs College
Colegio refers to a high school, usually private.
College can be translated by colegio only when it refers to "colleges" as in divisions of a school. Otherwise, college = universidad or escuela superior.
Colorado vs Colored
Colorado means red or reddish.
Colored = de color.
Complexión vs Complexion
Complexión refers to one's constitution, make-up, temperament, or physical build.
Complexion = la tez, el cutiz, or la piel.
Compromiso vs Compromise
Compromiso is an obligation, commitment, promise, or agreement.
Compromise as a noun can be expressed as una transacción, una avenencia, unas concesiones recíprocas, el término medio, or la solución intermedia. The verb is comprometer or transigir.
Conductor vs Conductor
Conductor equals conductor when referring to science: un conductor de electricidad - conductor of electricity. It can also mean a driver or a TV or radio presenter.
Conductor of an orchestra is un(a) director(a), and train conductor is un(a) revisor(a).
Conexión vs Connection
Conexión is a physical or logical connection.
Connection when referring to human/emotional connections is una relación.
Conferencia vs Conference
Conferencia can mean conference, meeting, lecture, speech, or phone call.
Conference = una conferencia, una reunión, una asamblea, or un congreso.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
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