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Hybrid words: The Correct Term Is Portmanteau Ep 246

Category: Education
Duration: 00:10:53
Publish Date: 2019-07-29 05:39:39
Description: Normally when you get a red line under a word your typing on your computer or phone you think, oh no spelling mistake, I need to correct that. But sometimes (very rarely!) you get to smile and say no silly computer I am right you are wrong! Today we discuss portmanteau and have some fun with made up English words. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/16/esl-english-grammar/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/29/portmanteau/Summary: Portmanteau I’d say about 95% of you will say what is “portmanteau”, I’ve never heard of it. It’s not a commonly used English word, but it explains a very common thing we do in English where we mix words together to create a new one. The word portmanteau originates from French and is a French portmanteau of the words porter (to carry) and manteau (coat). So you might have heard of a “Spork” (or lots of other examples; velcro, brunch and even company names like Amtrak) but today you learn that these hybrid English words are two words joined and portmanteau properly describes them. If you like what we do here at Adept English please tell people about us, we want to share our “Listen & learn” system of learning to speak English with as many people as possible. You can tell them about our free 7 rules of Adept English course here: http://7rules.adeptenglish.com/ or you can point them to our podcasts feeds on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7ixeOS7ezPTZSaISIx2TTw or iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/learn-english-through-listening/id1134891957 or TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Educational/Learn-English-Through-Listening-p888646/. Thanks.  If you need to understand more about our teaching technique, then listen to this podcast https://adeptenglish.com/2018/05/14/speaking-english-podcast/ which explains how to get the best out of our podcasts. Or sign up for our FREE 7 rules of Adept English video course here http://7rules.adeptenglish.com/ We provide over 200 FREE English language conversation and video lessons to help you learn the English language. If you do not like this one then you can visit this page https://adeptenglish.com/about-us/podcasts/ to choose from 100's of English lessons with lots of different topics . So why not learn English the easy and FREE way? We try to make ourselves as accessible to everyone who wants to learn to speak English fluently. You can find us on these popular social media sites: ✭ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adeptenglish/ ✭ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdeptEnglish ✭ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdeptEnglish We are also on these popular streaming services: ✪ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7ixeOS7ezPTZSaISIx2TTw ✪ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/learn-english-through-listening/id1134891957 ✪ Tunein: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Educational/Learn-English-Through-Listening-p888646/ ✪ Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/adept-english-podcast-series/learn-english-through-listening-podcast-series ✪ Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/qpp5u-436c6/Learn+English+Through+Listening If you like what we do please visit our website https://adeptenglish.com for lots more language learning help.
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