Aarti Sharma-Persad

Aarti Sharma-Persad

Slang Words

Slang is highly dynamic and can vary regionally and culturally. While specific slang words may have gained or lost popularity, here are some general examples of slang terms that are popular with young people: Lit (adj.) – used to describe…

Borrowed English Words

Modern English is composed of a beautiful mess of sounds, words, and expressions from other languages. English, as a language, has a long history of word-borrowing. While borrowing, as a morphological process*, qualifies all languages, the English language has been…

To Translate or not?

There are many words in other languages that do not have a direct, one-word English equivalent. Here are some favourites. Can you think of any others? Original article cited here #lovelanguaging #languagelearning #foreignlanguage

Top 3 Language Learning Apps

There are several language learning apps that have gained popularity for their effectiveness in helping users learn new languages. Over the years, I have dabbled in a few myself to validate their effectiveness. These are the top ones that I…

Let’s talk Korean!

Popular words and phrases from K-pop and K-drama culture Korean pop culture, including K-pop and K-dramas, has had a significant influence on the global lexicon. Here are 10 popular words/phrases in Korean that have gained prominence due to their association…

Riding the Hallyu Wave

The soaring popularity of the Korean language Being a mom to teenagers and being a teacher to teenagers have given me deep insights into their likes/dislikes, preferences, addictions, and obsessions. I absolutely loooove learning about how they continue to change…