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Between Languages

Dec 31, 2020

In this episode I share the second part of the Guardian poll which asked readers to select words to describe this year (2020) and the one coming up (2021). Chinese translations are provided where necessary.

Words for 2021

1. better /ˈbɛtə/
2. hope /həʊp/, hopeful /ˈhəʊpfʊl/
3. worse /wəːs/
4. uncertain...

Dec 24, 2020

Words to Describe 2020

The Guardian asked its readers which words they would use to describe 2020. Let me share them with you — you might find them useful.

1. sh*t /ˈʃɪt/ (also sh*thouse /ˈʃɪthəʊs/, sh*tshow /ˈʃɪtʃəʊ/, sh*tstorm /ˈʃɪtstɔːm/)
2. f*cked /fʌkt/
3. exhausting /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪŋ/