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Winning English - Ep070 - The influence of French on the English Language

Winning English - Ep070 - The influence of French on the English Language

June 10, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

In several recent episodes I've been discussing the major influences on the English language. I've previously covered William Shakespeare and the Bible. I've decided to add a couple more episodes to this series. In this episodes, I discuss the influence of French on English. (In the next episode, I'll cover the influence of Greek and Latin.) 

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep069 - The many varieties of the English language

Winning English - Ep069 - The many varieties of the English language

June 3, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

In this episode I discuss the many, confusing varieties of the English language. I have so much sympathy for English language learners because these different kinds of English can be confusing. Even native speakers have trouble sometimes! I have one funny example from British vs. American English and several other examples from the US.

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep068 - The impact of the Bible on the English language

Winning English - Ep068 - The impact of the Bible on the English language

May 27, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Today I focus on the Bible! This work has had an enormous impact on everyday words and sayings that native English speakers use - most of the time without even knowing it! There are many examples, but today I introduce a few - and talk about the history of English translations of the Bible. I'll have to come back to this many times in the future.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep067 - The impact of William Shakespeare on the English language

Winning English - Ep067 - The impact of William Shakespeare on the English language

May 13, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Today I focus on William Shakespeare! He had an enormous impact on everyday words and sayings that native English speakers use - most of the time without even knowing it! There are many examples, but today I introduce the playwright and give a few examples. I'll have to come back to this many times in the future.

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep066 - Euphemisms!

Winning English - Ep066 - Euphemisms!

May 6, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Today I focus on euphemisms! Those are words and phrases that we use to make bad things sound good, or at least neutral. We often use them to be polite, protect another person's feelings, or cover up how bad something is. 

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep065 - Words and phrases for when countries are arguing and fighting

Winning English - Ep065 - Words and phrases for when countries are arguing and fighting

April 29, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep064 - Words and phrases for when you are sick

Winning English - Ep064 - Words and phrases for when you are sick

April 29, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep063 - Apologies all around, plus to get a shot vs. to get shot

Winning English - Ep063 - Apologies all around, plus to get a shot vs. to get shot

April 15, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep062 - Expressions for certainty and doubt

Winning English - Ep062 - Expressions for certainty and doubt

March 25, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep061 - Sayings about hands and mouths

Winning English - Ep061 - Sayings about hands and mouths

March 18, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Winning English is also a newsletter, where you can get transcripts of these episodes, a video version, and additional content. Find those at the Winning English Substack site.

Thanks for your interest in Winning English. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill

Writer and host

Winning English

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