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우주 = universe

우주 공간 = outer space

은하수 = Milky Way

은하 = galaxy

태양계 = solar system

대기권 = atmosphere

중력 = gravity

행성 = planet

= star

별똥별 = shooting star/falling star

유성 = meteor

운석 = meteorite

운석구덩이 = meteorite crater

헤성 = comet

성운 = nebula

= moon

태양 = sun

수성 = Mercury

금성 = Venus

지구 = Earth

화성 = Mars

목성 = Jupiter

토성 = Saturn

천왕성 = Uranus

해왕성 = Neptune

명왕성 = Pluto

토성의 고리 = rings of Saturn

천체학 = astronomy

천체물리학 = astrophysics

천체 망원경 = astronomical telescope

사진: 한강, 서울 (Han River, Seoul)


Catastrophe dans la cuisine.



Salut! - Hello!
Bonjour! - Good morning / good day!
Bonsoir! - Good afternoon / evening! (After about 6pm)

Comment allez-vous? - How are you?
They might respond:
Bien, merci. - Fine, thanks.
Bien, et vous? - Fine, what about you?

If you are talking to a friend, you can…


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лето  (n)

1. summer
ле́том — in summer; in the summer
на ле́то — for the summer
про́шлое ле́то — last summer
2. pl: years, age, summers
пять лет тому́ наза́д — five years ago
Он в лета́х — He is elderly.
Ско́лько вам лет? — How old are you?


Grammar grows on trees (1854).

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that grammar doesn’t grow on trees. It’s all here in an Illustrated diagram entitled “The Tree of Knowledge or Key to Grammar,” from O. S. Knapp’s Grammar without a Master; or Key to Grammatical Conversation (Boston: Dayton & Wentworth, 1854; frontispiece). And yes, I was pretty sure before I wrote this post that it’s unlikely that anyone ever told anybody else that grammar actually grows on trees.



You can also read up on “who’s” vs. “whose” here.