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By Peter Archer

Dazzle along with your command of belle-lettres!

Like a real sophisticate, you want to toss out informal bon mots to liven up your dialog. you want to drift via cocktail events providing your site visitors crudités and hors d'oeuvres, toasting to the present Weltgeist and speculating on who is having an affaire de coeur.

But first you want to be aware of what these phrases mean.

Here's a advisor to declaiming like an highbrow in a international language. greater than 500 of the main standard international phrases and words that improve our language and make us sound subtle were translated into English, in addition to a pronunciation advisor and a pattern sentence exhibiting you ways to take advantage of them. moreover, you will discover quotations in different languages, in order to provoke all people together with your erudition and experiencia del mundo. All this including a plethora of minutae, spicing the entries with a lovely mélange...

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C. ) for control of Rome. From this incident, we also get the phrase “crossing the Rubicon,” meaning to take an action from which there is no turning back. ) was among the most successful military commanders ever produced by Rome. Among other things, he pacified the Roman province of Gaul and invaded Britain, though his army withdrew without completely conquering the island. c. was the culmination of a period of civil war between various factions seeking to control the decaying Roman republic. C.

Allah il Allah (Arabic) (AH-lah ill AH-lah) (phrase) There is no god but God. This is part of the Shahahada, or testimony, that is an essential part of Islam. All Muslims must make a declaration of belief, part of the Five Pillars of Islam. In Arabic, it runs, la ‘ilaha ‘illallah, Muhammad rasulu-llah (there is no god but God and Mohammed is the messenger of God). Allez! (French) (ah-LAY) (verb) Go! Get out of here! Begone! The imperative form of the French verb aller. I’ve got lots of work to do, and I don’t have time to talk to you, so ALLEZ!

I’ve concluded an experiment in which I evaporated sea water, leaving a CAPUT MORTUUM of salt. Carpe diem (Latin) (KAR-pay DEE-em) (interjection) Seize the day. ), the term became associated with a group of seventeenth-century poets known as the Metaphysicals. ” Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. Nota Bene Carpe diem! was the theme of the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, starring Robert Sean Leonard and Robin Williams.

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