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"The smaller our world becomes, the more important it is that we understand each other."
--Patricia May, CEO & President of Tembua

Fewer versus Less

In English, the word fewer is used for something that can be counted. Less is used for a quantity that can be measured. Thus, fewer chickens but less chicken feed.


 

 

     

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Phonetics in Leningrad
  

 She reminded me of a small hawk in a lavender suit.

 

Her eyes were intense, she could move very quickly, and none of us wanted her attention on us any longer than necessary.

 

I was part of a group of students studying Russian in Leningrad, now called St. Petersburg. We were housed in one of the student dormitories at the University of Leningrad and began our day to strident march music and morning greetings in Russian piped into all the rooms.

 

Our classes required a trek across the Neva River, a central feature of this beautiful city. Unfortunately, frequent rain and strong winds often left us soaked before class even began.

 

 

 

 

Our classes were designed for advanced Russian students and consisted of the standards: speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. The little lavender hawk worked on our accents in the wide shallow classroom with only two rows of chairs. On the first day we were told that everyone would sit in the front row so she could help us. And then it began.

 

 

Learn more about Phonetics in Leningrad by clicking here!

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Tembua is proud to have held a contract with the State of Minnesota since 2008.  Groups such as the Departments of Agriculture, Human Rights, Public Safety and Employment and Economic Development routinely request languages ranging from Amharic to Vietnamese and many in between!

 

 

We value our relationship with the people who do so much to help the people of Minnesota!

 

 

 

 

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Did you know?

  

Before it became the predominant language of Israel, Hebrew hadn't been spoken for 1,700 years.


  

 

 


 Upcoming events in November

 

Tembua has been busy! We saw many of our clients at the MD&M conference in Minneapolis earlier this month. Tembua also provided simultaneous interpreting services for the NAEYC conference in Dallas.

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Education for Young Children is a great group to work with-and always very interesting.

 

 

 

 

Hope to see many of you at the Life Science Alley conference next week and the Association of Minnesota Counties event in early December!

 
 
 
     
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