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The Adventurer’s Map for Spanish Learners

English had its Great Vowel Shift and left us trembling with its devious phonology, Finnish has given us headaches for ages with its many cases, German wanted to drive us insane with its convoluted syntax and trennbare Verben… but we avenged ourselves by creating the subjunctive mood in order to mess around with Spanish learners. ¡No hay problema! We’ve got you covered with The Adventurer’s Map for Spanish Learners.

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I want to read the Spanish version of this wonderful map!

 

Mind’s Eye: Heavy Plant Crossing

No, this sign doesn’t involve mutant plants on the run – although polysemicly speaking it could. In the UK the sign “heavy plant crossing” is used at construction sites such as road works where there’s large machinery and vehicles crossing that part of the road. Expat Gone Foreign, tXc, heavy plant crossing, mind's eye, Newcastle
Also, “mind’s eye” is the cognitive ability to visualize i.e. experience visual mental imagery. It’s similar to the German “Kopfkino”, which literally translates as ‘head cinema’ and is used when one involuntarily pictures things or a situation in graphic detail.   : ]