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Z kamerą wśród zwierząt – na wesoło!

maj 30

Kudłate, cętkowane, w paski – świat zwierząt to prawdziwa różnorodność! Pełzające, latające, biegające, pływające, ale przede wszystkim niezmiernie fascynujące. Zapraszamy do naszego fotograficznego zwierzyńca!

Dobrze czasem odpocząć od fanów…

Sen w biały dzień jeszcze nikomu nie zaszkodził

Kiedy tylko jedna owca zwróci uwagę na fotografa, a reszta to barany

Spokój, cisza, piękno. Jak tu nie kochać Tatr?

Czy te oczy mogą kłamać?

Na łące, na łące fajnie jest!

Widzieliście kiedyś kota, który nie jest zadowolony z Waszych czułości?

Nie dotykać mojej żony!

Niech patrzą! Miłość to miłość.

Kroczek do przodu, kroczek do tyłu. Zobaczymy za którym razem złapie mnie w całości.

Kiedy wreszcie sobie pójdą i przestaną na mnie patrzeć?

Nie próbujcie po nas przechodzić! Teraz to my jesteśmy u siebie

Fotografie: K. Tarczoń

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What the quack? – animal noises in different languages

kwi 30

“What does the fox say?” asked a comedic one hit wonder a few years ago. The question is however not what but where does it say it. Did you know that in a different part of the world animals say a completely different thing? Wait, but does that mean that animals are multilingual? What? Really? Well, unfortunately not. But humans on the other hand are. Onomatopoeia (a word that phonetically imitates the sound that it describes) vary as languages that we use differ.

There is no ‘universal’ sound for an animal. If you ask a 5-year-old in Poland to imitate the dog, you would hear “hau, hau” in response, but a child in Spain will say “guau, guau”. In Japan dogs do “wan, wan”, “blaf, blaf” in the Netherlands, “hev, hev” in Turkey and “woof, woof” in Britain. What about our precious cats? If you want to sound like a cat in Sweden you need to say: “mjau!”, in Vietnam “meo!” and in Britain “meow!”. Interestingly, Japanese is the only language that doesn’t start a cat’s noise with the letter “m” (“nyan, nyan”). Other pets, such as birds, in France do “cui-cui”, Greece “tsiou, tsiou” and in Japan “chun, chun”. Ok, so let’s go outside! A horse in Poland goes “I-ha-ha!”, “I-go-go” in Russia and “vrinsk” in the Netherlands. Next, a bee: “sum!” in Germany, “boong” in Korea and “bzzz” in Britain. A Chinese frog makes the sound “guo, gou”, a Thai “op, op”, a Hungarian “brekeke” and an Italian “cra, cra”.

Linguists argue that the difference is not only lingual but also cultural. “In English we have rather more sound words for dogs (woof, yap, bow wow, ruff, growl) than in any other language as English-speaking countries tend to have the highest dog ownership per capita. There are also clear differences when you look at how the same language is used across difference geographies and environments. In Australia, camels have been introduced in the outback and so we have ‘grumph’. Unsurprisingly I haven’t come across any sound for a camel in the US or UK. Similarly, in mainland Spain there is ‘clou, clou’ for a male turkey, but in Mexico they say ‘goro-goro-goro’,” says Professor Derek Abbott from the University of Adelaide (source: theguardian.com).

What seems to be the cutest onomatopoeia is a mouse’s – and wait for it, in almost all languages: “pip, pip” in Sweden, “cin, cin” in Hungary, “jjik” in Korea and “squitt” in Italy. And finally, if you want to sound like a duck in Poland use “kwa, kwa”, in Romania “mac”; “rap” in Denmark, “quack, quack” in Britain, “coin” in France and “prӓӓks” in Estonia.

It doesn’t matter where you are, the language of animals will differ slightly. Next time while learning a new one, dig a little deeper to find out some cute, new onomatopoeias. It will help you understand that particular culture better and at least will bring some fun to your dictionary!

(MW)

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‘Millennials’ and ‘centennials’ – who are they?

kwi 19

Do you feel sometimes that you totally don’t understand people who are only a few years older or younger than you? Probably the reason is that you belong to different technological generations. Let’s take a look at two of them.


Millennials (generation Y)

People called ‘millennials’ were born more or less between 1982 and 1996 (the dates can be a little different depending on the country). They remember what the world without the Internet looked like, they know what a Walkman or Discman is, however in the last years they have got used to new technologies such as smartphones or tablets. Technological development is now something natural for them and they are not afraid of learning new things. They are also, in contrast to their parents or grandparents, idealists who are more open to changes. Many of them prefer to do the job they really like, even if they earn less money in this case. ‘Millennials’ are usually individuals, sometimes too sensitive, easy to frustrate. They like to travel and get to know new places and cultures. Their main problem can be a lack of stability – for example, with having their own flat (in many countries it is almost impossible to buy one without taking out a mortgage) or the same job for more than a few years.

Centennials (generation Z)

‘Centennials’ were born after 1996 (approximately) and they are the first generation that does not know a life without advanced technology, the Internet and social media. If you have ever seen a few-years-old child playing on the smartphone much better than his/her parents, you know exactly what we are talking about. ‘Centennials’ learn many things on their own (usually from the Internet, for example from YouTube movies). They don’t care too much about their privacy, showing to the world all the details from their lives and measuring their success by the amount of ‘likes’ they receive. They often prefer to make contact with their friends via social media than face to face, and their idols are people known only from YouTube. ‘Centennials’ also seem to be more tolerant and sensitive about global issues. Unfortunately, it is hard to say now what their work life will look like, because most of them are still children or teenagers.

Do you identify with one of these generations? Can you imagine your life without a new technology? Share your opinion with us!

(BB)

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Wiosna, cieplejszy wieje wiatr!

kwi 12

W końcu z nami! Długo wyczekiwana, wytęskniona wiosna. A co jest jej nieodłącznym elementem? Kwiaty! Piękne, żywe dywany, kwitnące rabatki i cieszące oko zielone łąki. Zapraszamy do naszego fotograficznego ogrodu!

Obrazy kwiatami malowane

Tulipan pięknieje w kroplach deszczu

Trawa zroszona wiosenną mżawką – orzeźwiający widok!

Wypatrzyć takie piękności w trawie – radość dla oczu i… obiektywu!

Wiosna to bardzo pracowity czas dla pszczółek

Która kobieta nie lubi dostawać tulipanów? :)

Pierwsze przebiśniegi to obietnica rychłej wiosny

Krokusy należą do jednych z najchętniej fotografowanych kwiatów

Magnolio! Z jaką niecierpliwością ciebie wyczekujemy!

Przebiśnieg nawet wystający spod śniegu jest uciechą dla oczu

Narcyz zawsze odznacza się nieprzeciętną urodą

Ślimak, ślimak wystaw rogi!

Fotografie: K. Tarczoń

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New York – star of the silver screen

kwi 09

When you visit New York, you feel like you have seen all of it before. You might be right, because the building, the coffeehouse or the park you walk through probably served as a film set at some point.

Photo K. Barnaś – Empire State Building and Flatiron

Woody Allen shot most of his movies in New York, including Manhattan (1979). This romantic black and white comedy tells the story of a TV writer. Manhattan is about searching for love and luck in the city where everything seems possible.

Photo K. Barnaś – Times Square and Statue of Liberty

Another classic film set in New York is Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). It is a timeless romcom about a small-town girl who seeks adventure, love and money in a big city. One must not forget about all the fashionable clothes worn by Holly Golightly J, which inspire millions of women to this day.

Photo K. Barnaś – 9/11 Memorial Museum

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) is a tear-jerker. It aims to cope with the trauma of the 9/11 attack, an event that forever changed New York.  This slightly fairy-tale-like film is not about what happened that day but about the subsequent everyday existence that needed to be faced.

Photo K. Barnaś – Brooklyn Bridge

Home Alone 2 (1992) is a Christmas classic. In this movie, Kevin is once again getting abandoned by his parents, this time in a big city. However, he manages perfectly well on his own.  He gets an apartment in one of the best and most famous hotels in New York and embarks on a sightseeing tour.  He checks off all the must-sees on the list of every tourist. Sightseeing is definitely going to be a lot easier after watching this movie.

Photo K. Barnaś – Central Park

For decades, the city that never sleeps has provided a perfect backdrop for many films. They all help to better understand the hopes, dreams and fears of its denizens. New York is a true star of the silver screen. :)

(KB)

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