Languages : Society & Culture & Entertainment
People communicate using verbal communication, such as words and voice, with non-verbal communication, such as body language. Words are what we say. Voice includes the volume, tone and speed when we speak. Body language consists of non-verbal signals such as facial expressions, hand gestures, eye co
Reading body language is important for making friends, dating, getting along in the workplace and pretty much any social interaction. Short of listening to what people say and observing facial expressions, it is the best way to read someone's mind and figure out how that person feels about you. Unfo
The ability to successfully bargain in China can prove both financially and culturally rewarding. Chinese street vendors rarely set prices in stone, and debating a price is expected in most sales. Bargaining may be difficult and even embarrassing for people accustomed to paying set prices. If you ca
According to the U.S. State Department's ranking of language difficulty, Mandarin Chinese is one of the most challenging languages for a native English speaker to master. However, although the unfamiliar characters and tones make it difficult, it is by no means impossible if sufficient time and effo
The International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA, was invented in 1888, designed to be able to represent all possible phonemes (the sounds that make up words) regardless of a particular language. It remains an important tool among phoneticians and linguists. The IPA uses various symbols --- the "letters
New Yorkers, love them or hate them, are perceived as brash, no-nonsense, brazen, loud, and aggressive types of people. When one is in New York City, it is very easy to tell the out-of-towners apart from the locals. Here are ways to act like the typical, classic New Yorker.