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Animal names into different languages

Most Popular Animal Names in Different Languages

Animal names in different languages

Animal Names in Different Languages

Are you learning a new language? Ever wondered what the most well-known animals are called in different languages!

We’ve put together a list of recognisable animal names from ant to whale, monkey to platypus and many more from English into Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Irish Animal Names

Learning the Irish names for animals may spark your interested in the endangered language. How many do you already know?

Download the high quality PDF to use at home, in your office, share with friends or, if you’re a teacher, place in the classroom — it may inspire!

Graham,
The STAR Team

Chinese New Year: Year of the Sheep

Chinese New Year, Year of the Sheep / Goat

Chinese New Year: Year of the Goat

Year of the Sheep or Goat

Preparations are taking place across Dublin and around the world for the Chinese New Year, which will kick off on the 19th of February. It’s one of the longest festival in the Chinese calendar running through to the 24th of February. Celebrations begin on Chinese New Year’s eve and last through to the end of the month in the Chinese calendar.

Sometimes referred to as the Spring Festival, a centuries old tradition that played a significant role in Chinese myths and legends. The holiday is ingrained in its people’s customs and is one of the most important festivals with annual celebrations taking place in chinatowns are the world.

This year marks the year of the sheep, or goat to some.

The Goat is the eighth sign of a twelve-year cycle of animals (mnemonics for the calendar system)  in the Chinese zodiac, which in turn is related to the Chinese calendar and other festival celebrations. But not only that; those born in the year of the goat are said to resemble the traits of the animal, or any other animal as part of the Chinese zodiac.

Years Of The Goat / Sheep | Chinese Calendar

Start Date End Date Heavenly Branch
13th February 1907 1st February 1908 Fire Goat
1st February 1931 5th February 1932 Earth Goat
17th February 1919 19th February 1392 Metal Goat
5th February 1943 24th January 1944 Water Goat
24th January 1955 11th February 1956 Wood Goat
9th February 1967 22th January 1968 Fire Goat
28th January 1979 15th February 1980 Earth Goat
15th February 1991 3rd February 1992 Metal Goat
1st February 2003 21th February 2004 Water Goat
19th February 2015 7th February 2016 Wood Goat
6th February 2027 25th January 2028 Fire Goat
24th January 2039 11th Feb 2040 Earth Goat
11th February 2051 31 January 2052 Metal Goat

What’s your animal in the Chinese zodiac? And do you refer to it as the year of the sheep or the year of the goat? Let us know in the comments below.

Download our Chinese New Year poster / infographic: Year of the Sheep / Goat.

Graham,
The STAR Team

A Unique Moment in Time

12/12/12 calendar, a unique moment in tim

12:12 on 12/12/12, A Unique Moment in Time

12/12/12 is a special day and a unique moment in our lifetime.

Twelve is a significant number in life…

Religion
In Christianity there are 12 apostles of Jesus, and in the holy book of Judaism and Christianity, there is reference to the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.
History
There are twelve Olympians in the pantheon of ancient Greece.
Mythology
Twelve is the number of the Labours of Heracles.
Mathematics
Twelve is the smallest number with six factors: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12
Time
There are twelve months in a year and 24 hours in a day with 12 hours for each half day. Each hour is split into 60 minutes which is a multiple of 12.
Legends
In the legend of King Arthur, there are twelve knights of the Round Table.
Law
Twelve is the number of people on a traditional jury.
Zodiac
Both the Chinese zodiac and the western zodiac have twelve signs. Chinese Zodiac: Tiger, Monkey, Goat, Rooster, Dog, Dragon, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Horse, Ox, Snake. Western Zodiac: Sagittarius, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo, Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, Libra, Taurus, Leo.

The next time humans will see 12/12/12 will be in a century on 12/12/2112 at 12:12.

Download the PDF version to print here

The STAR Team

Braille Alphabet

Learn the Braille alphabet

Learn the Braille Alphabet

Braille is a tactile writing system which enables visually impaired or blind people to read and write. This system was invented by Louis Braille, a French educator at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Each letter is shown as either a rectangular cell or a dot. The groups of cells and dots are raised from the surface so that they can be felt by the fingertips. Each cell represents a letter, number or punctuation mark.

The STAR Team

7 funniest grammar mistakes - Infographic

7 Funniest English Grammar Mistakes

Seven of the Funniest English Grammar Mistakes

English is one of the most spoken languages in the world. But how well are we using it? Most of the time we are all really good at speaking English, but there are a few words that we constantly mix up.

As we proofread documents we come across a lot of common misunderstandings in the use of certain English words.

Here is an infographic we designed to help eliminate some of the common errors we come across every day.

Seven Funniest English Grammar Mistakes

Infographic, Seven Funniest English Grammar Mistakes

Did we miss anything? Let us know…

The STAR Team

Tips for SEO for Big Brands

Top Tips for SEO

As a translation services company, we provide both document and website translation services. That’s why we are also interested in SEO.

When launching or managing a website, or a blog, you need to look at the best SEO practices in order to optimise the visibility of your site on the Web.

Here is an interesting infographic we found on this subject that we want to share…

Six tips on SEO for big brands

Image credit: Neo Mam Studios

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