When it comes to greetings, no other language could beat English. It has greetings in formal and informal contexts. It also has greetings for people who you have just met or people that you haven’t seen for a long time. For different people, different relationships, different context, and different situations, you will find a proper greeting in English.
For informal greetings, you can have a wide range of choices. It can be as simple as “Hello”, “Hi” or “hi there”. The last phrase is a very interesting case. Have you ever wondered what “there” in “Hi there” mean? I am sure that we often say “Hi there” when we greet our friends. But there will be just a few of us have ever questioned about the meaning of the word “there”. If you are interested, take a look here for more on “Hi there” and the reason why there is the word “there” in “Hi there”.
Coffee is of undoubtedly one of the most popular caffeinated drinks all over the world. And along with the popularity of the drink, “coffee” and “café” are among the most recognized English words, even to non-English speakers.
However, much to their popularity, people still get mix up or spell these words in the wrong way. You can see many beautifully decorated boards of a coffee shop offering you a cup of “coffe”. Well, if you travel back through time for about 500 years or so, “coffe” would be a word with perfect spelling.
“Hotel California” by The Eagles is one of the most popular songs in the 1980s. It is well known for its harmonic melody as well as the deep meanings the song aims to express.
This song and its lyrics contain a lot of word that sound unfamiliar. If you study the lyrics of this song, you will come across many words such as “Tiffany twisted” or “colitas”. Even English speaker would find difficulties understanding these words. Have you ever wondered what the meanings of these words are? Read here to find out what the word “colitas” is truly means.
You might not know about a facsimile machine. But I am sure that you might have heard about the fax machine. In fact, it is one of the most common and staple machines that you have seen in a lot of offices. However, the word also has other definitions. In case you come across this word and don’t know what it means, take a look at this article below for the facsimile definition, the origin of the word as well as its synonyms and antonyms.
When you write a letter or an email to other people, there are several ways you can use to end the letter or the email. In general, you should express your wish to have the reply from the people you write the letter or the email to. “I look forward to hearing from you” is one of the most common expresses that you can use to express your anticipation.
You often see the word “my liege” in various Shakespeare’s plays, but not much in the modern contexts. So what does this word mean? Have you ever wondered about its origin and how can you apply this word to the contemporary context? This article below will tell you all.
Thanks to the invention of Facebook, we have a tool to remind us about the upcoming birthday of your friends and family member. With the timely notification, we wouldn’t able to forget to celebrate their birthdays. However, it is not a rare thing that we forget sending our best wishes for our friends and family members on their birthdays. Sometimes, we have something to do that we have to postpone sending our wishes until later on.
When you write a letter, especially a formal or a business-related one, you might wonder which way to end your letter, before your signature, right? The most common way is writing “best regards”. So what else should you know about “regards”?
The idiom – “I see what you did there.” and its shortened forms – ISWYDT and ICWYDT are among the most popular memes that you can see on the Internet. There are several ways to understand the idiom as well as using it correctly.
If you “look forward to something”, you are eager or excited for it to happen in the future. “Looking forward to hearing from” or “look forward to hearing from you” are two common phrases that you often see at the end of a letter. These phrases have the same meaning; there is no doubt about that. However, it is more complicated when you consider their usage.