When English vocabulary isn’t adequate

The English language includes many fantastic words, and this is because of the efforts that millions of people have made over hundreds of years to express ideas clearly and creatively.

When we compare our native language with other languages, though, we sometimes realize areas in which our native language could use some improvement.

It’s hard to know what we’re missing if we don’t even know some of the interesting features of the vocabulary of other languages. I think that you’ll enjoy this article about interesting words around the world: words that, in just a few syllables, describe a thing, idea, or emotion that we can describe only after a clunky phrase or two.

And what can we, individually, do about English vocabulary’s shortcomings?

You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out.

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