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Loan Words


Loan Words
Hi, everybody,
I īm preparing a talk on English loan words, but find it hard to make it more interesting.  I  am aware that members in this site are from almost every corner of the world, so I wonder if someonby can offer me some good suggestion? Are there any funny and most popular examples of English loan words? I īm particularly interested in knowing words from Japanese,which is popular culture in my own place.Thanks in advance!

7 Nov 2011      

United States

Hope it helps,

7 Nov 2011     





 Hope you find something useful.

Ana Isabel

7 Nov 2011     


There is a set of ten videos/cartoons on You tube: "The history of English in ten minutes" (every chapter is app. 1 minute)
As the title suggests, it shows the development of the English language and the influences other languages/cultures had on that development. It deals specifically with the incorporation of words from other languages into English.
The videos are hilarious and very informative. They might be useful for you and well worth watching.
Here is the link to the first chapter, the other chapters can be found in the sidebar once the first one opens...

7 Nov 2011     


Thanks, Marion, Douglas and Ana Isabel for your detailed suggestion! Happy Teaching!

8 Nov 2011