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#EngKnowledge: The origin of ‘January’

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#ENGVOCAB: English Words of Indian Origin

Howdy, fellas! How’s everything going? I hope it’s going positively brilliant! :D

Anyway, I’d like to discuss the English vocabulary of Indian origin. Here we go! #EngVocab

Avatar, which means a god who appears on earth as a person (in Hinduism), comes from the Sanskrit word AVATARA, means descent. #EngVocab

Bandana, a large colored handkerchief, typically with white spots, worn tied around the head or neck, also comes from Hindi. #EngVocab

BANGLA, a Hindi word means in the style of or belonging to Bengal, is the origin of the English word ‘Bungalow’. #EngVocab

Cheetah, a large slender spotted cat found in Africa and parts of Asia, is formed from the Hindi word CITA, meaning speckled or variegated. #EngVocab

The Hindi word DINGI, produces the English word ‘Dinghy’ that means a small boat for recreation or racing, especially an open boat. #EngVocab

The word ‘Guru’, which means an influential teacher or popular expert, comes from the same word, GURU, from Hindi. #EngVocab

Jungle, meaning an area of land overgrown with dense forest and tangled vegetation (typically in the tropics), comes from Sanskrit word JANGALA. #EngVocab

Therefore, those are some English words of Indian origin, fellas. I hope they help you to enrich your knowledge on English words. #EngVocab

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Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press), Oxford Dictionaries, and http://www.dailywritingtips.com.

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on September 22, 2014.

#EngTrivia: Why “Grammar”?

Hey fellas :) Happy Saturday! How has your day been?

Talking about grammar, does anyone know why is it called “grammar“?

Apparently “late Middle English: from Old French gramaire, via Latin from Greek grammatikē (tekhnē) ‘(art) of letters’, from gramma, grammat- ‘letter of the alphabet, thing written’.”

Admin thought it is really interesting how grammar is actually the art of letters

yet

grammar is so hard as an “art of letters”, you have to learn it to do well.

I hope I have given something new for you guys :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on June 7, 2014

Source: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/grammar