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A hyphen (—) can often be found between and in the middle of words in English. Take a look at this definition of the word hyphen to get a better idea of what a hyphen is and how it is used.
hyphen: a punctuation mark that is used between some compound words or between the syllables of one word that has to be divided between lines of text, with part of the word on one line of text and the rest of the word on the following line of text.
In this weeks post, we bring more useful content for English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. grammar, collocation, synonyms, spelling, etc.
This weeks verb is 'mean':
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Idiom of the day
“to be as dull as ditchwater/dishwater”
This idiom means that something is extremely boring.
“He loved the book but I thought that it was as dull as dishwater.”
Origin: Old English phrase dating back to the 1700s, which plays on the double meaning of dull (boring/ unclear).
Mein erster Eindruck von Manchester
Ich bin mit dem Flugzeug am Manchester Airport angekommen. Zum Glueck hat mich mein Vermieter vom Flughafen abgeholt, also war ich nicht ganz allein. Da ich abends angekommen bin, habe ich an diesem Tag nicht mehr sehr viel von Manchester gesehen! Aber mein Vermieter hat mir direkt gezeigt, wo die naechsten Geschaefte sind und wie ich zur Tramstation komme.
My first impression of Manchester
I arrived in Manchester this week by plane and I was glad that my landlord picked me up from the airport and I was not alone. I arrived in the evening and I therefore did not have time to explore much of Manchester on that day. My landlord showed me how to get to the nearest tram station, which is only five minutes
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