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Fenced Currency – Immigration, inflation and the lingo-economic war waged on your mind

The Chinese word for city is 城市 (pinyin – chéng shì). The first character 城 means wall in the sense of a defensive wall, and the second character 市 represents market. The name Polis (πόλις) for the ancient city-states of Greece is believed to have derived from ptólis which means citadel or fort, but it …

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Helping Hands – The amazing friendship between Hebrew and Chinese

Meet the Chinese character for friendship. It is written 友 and pronounced yǒu in standard Mandarin Chinese (sounds more like ‘yo’ than ‘you’). Though it is not so easy to see it today, this character was originally a pictograph of two hands. Since shaking hands as a form of greeting probably was not a thing …

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The powerful story behind the Hebrew letter Alef

I have been thinking a lot about what the topic of the first post should be. Language? Culture? Maybe a personal story or a funny anecdote? Then it hit me – since it’s the first post I should write about the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It signifies beginnings and therefore it is the …

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