Monday, October 13, 2008

Basic French Phrases

Oui. Yes.

Non. No.

S'il vous plaît. (Please.

Merci. Thank you.

Je vous en prie. You're welcome.

Excusez-moi. Excuse me.

Je suis désolé(e). I'm sorry.

Bonjour. Good morning.

Bonsoir. Good evening.

Bonne nuit. Good night.
French Phrases for Meeting and Greeting
Parlez-vous anglais? Do you speak English?

Est-ce qu'il y a quelqu'un qui parle anglais? Does anyone here speak English?

Excusez mon français. Excuse my poor French.

Je ne parle qu'un petit peu de français. I only speak a little French.

Comment vous appelez-vous? What is your name?

Je m'appelle Florence. My name is Florence.

Voici Florence. This is Florence.

Comment allez-vous? How are you?

Est-ce que tout va bien? How have you been?

Je vais bien, merci. I'm fine, thank you.

Je suis très heureux de vous rencontrer. I am very glad to meet you.

J'ai été très heureux de faire votre connaissance. It was nice meeting you.

Je ne comprends pas. I don't understand.

Qu'avez-vous dit? What did you say?

Pouvez-vous parler plus lentement? Could you speak more slowly?

Je comprends parfaitement bien. I understand perfectly.

Hi! Its been a long time

Well yeah thats kinda right its been a long time since I posted to this tiny little blog of mine and the reason is quite simple I WAS LAZY. Well to get things right from now on I will post articles that will help you learn whatever anything you wana learn in 24 hours. Say you are going to meet your French client and want to greet him in French or a friends birthday party and you want to show off some magic tricks, you find all that here. Enjoy the stay here.

Monday, March 3, 2008

8 Free Online Resources for Physics (3)

3. The MathPhysics applet site is the creation of Paul Falstad. The site offers more than 40 applets related to Physics and Mathematics. The topics covered include oscillations and waves, acoustics, signal processing, Electricity and magnetism (Both static and dynamic), Quantum Mechanics, Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Thermodynamics etc. More over there are links to similar content. The applets given in the site offer changeable parameters and are well crafted. Each applet is accompanied by brief instructions and if required detailed instructions can be accessed. These applets can be downloaded and there are source codes for some of the applets.

To visit the MathPhysics applets site click here.

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8 Free Online Resources for Physics (2)

2. M Casco Associates Physics 1
M. Casco Associates publishes run-time books for physics or math students in high school or college. Subjects are mechanics, dynamical systems and chaos. They offer these books at no cost to anyone interested. Run-time books use mathematical simulations of the subject system instead of static illustrations, allowing experimentation with the concepts covered in the text. For folks who don't want to download and install the run-time books, they offer online versions of two of their titles, "Order" and "Physics 1". These are powered by Java rather than the C++ programs that power the run-time books.
The physics course covers Mechanics, Vector arithmetic, Newton's Laws of Motion, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Collisions, Elasticity, Fluid Mechanics and Waves (Mechanical). The course has an exhaustive list of charts, images and graphs. Concepts which are difficult to grasp are prominently marked. The interactivity of the applets provided enhances the teaching capability of the site. Registered students (the registration is free) can directly contact the authors to clarify doubts.

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8 Free Online Resources for Physics

1. Glenbrook South Physics Homepage gives set of instructional pages written in an easy-to-understand language and complemented by graphics and Check Your Understanding sections. An ideal starting location for those grasping for understanding or searching for answers. The "Physics classroom" link takes you to the actual courseware. The topics covered include Newton's Laws, Kinematics, Vectors-Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions, Momentum and its conservation, Work energy and power, Circular motion, satellite motion, Waves (Sound and Light), Optic studies (reflection, refraction), Electricity etc. Though the coverage is limited, the dearth is more than made up by depth. The chapters are further divided into sections which are spread across many lessons and pages, thus contributing to the lucidity and ease of learning. There are plenty of images, animations and examples to make the explanation more vivid. The concepts are followed by a quick review and also a case study applying the concept to situations in real life. The " Projects corner" is another link that contains project ideas. Students and learners can use the procedure on executing an experiment described here. The absence of ads makes browsing throgh the site a pleasent experience The site can be downloaded en masse with a web site extractor for convenient browsing offline.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Want Flashcards - Get it online FREE!

Flashcards are study tools. Think of a small 3×5 index card with a question on one side and an answer on the other side. Flashcard Exchange has a comprehensive and robust on-line study tool. You can study any flashcard in the flashcard system without having to logging in!!! This web site is an internet application where you can create, study, print and download flashcards. You can also create your own flashcards (unlimited!) to study online. Additionally you can make these flash cards in any language and append images to the cards.

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Online graphical dictionary

Visuwords™ is an online graphical dictionary where you can look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. This site is especially useful for those who get easily confused between words and their associations. The technique used to represent the words and their associations is similar to mind mapping, hence a lasting impression of the word remains in your mind. You can produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net and learn easily how words associate.

You can enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

This site will be particularly useful for those who are planning to take English language tests such as TOEFL® or the GRE® (useful for verbal section) or IELTS™, and as the people at Visuwords put it:

"It's a dictionary! It's a thesaurus!
Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.
The online dictionary is available wherever there’s an internet connection.
No membership required."

Its very easy to use. For example I did not want to repeat the word 'especially' so checked it up on visuwords to get a similar word 'particularly'. Its as simple as that. Recommended for all.

To go to the Visuwords website click here.
To go to the Visuwords Full view website click here.

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