Did you know?

Did you know?

… that  “THE” is the most frequently used English word?


... that in the Russian language there is no word for "efficient" or "efficiency"

… that a Russian word “шарамыга” comes for French “cher ami” – “dear friend”?

…that “accurate” doesn’t mean «аккуратный», it means “measured or calculated correctly” , or  «точный»?

…that there are more native speakers of English in India than in England?

... that there is no official language of the United States of America?

...that the word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four words are removed?

...that of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions?

...that is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as the “English kiss” in France?

...that “almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order?

...that “rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel?

... that according to Illinois (USA) state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognised language is “American”?

...that there is only ONE word in English with three consecutive sets of double letters…”Bookkeeper”?

...that the letter most in use in English is “E” and the letter “Q” is the least used?

...that of all the languages in the world, English has the largest vocabulary of about 800,000 words?

...all pilots on international flights identify themselves in English?    


Magic Drink of Knowledge






Бутылочку красного вина, пожалуйста.

Can I have a bottle of red wine, please?

Una botella del tinto, por favor.

Bouteille de vin rouge s'il vous plaît

Una bottiglia di vino rosso, per favore.

Сдвинем бокалы!






На посошок!

One for the road!

Uno mas para el camino.

Un pour la route

Un bicchiere della staffa!

За тебя!


To you!

Por ti!

Pour vous

Per te!

Угощайтесь !


Help yourself !

Sírvase por favor



Тебе подлить/ освежить?

Do you need a top up?

Tomara mas….?

En voulez vous plus

Vuole ancora un po’?

Я заплачу (за счет).


It's my treat.

Yo invito.

Je paye pour tous.

Pago io!

Cчет, пожалуйста.

Can I have the bill, please?

La cuenta, por favor.

L’addition, s’il vous plait.

Il conte, per favore

Сдачи не надо.

Leave the change.

Quédese con el cambio.

Pas de reste 

Tenga pure il resto !

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Think freely? - Speak freely! “Southern Albion” – comminication with no impediments!