Spice up this year’s Halloween with our busuu.com special learning unit! Find out how to say ‘trick or treat‘ in the language you are learning and discover some fun facts about curious Halloween traditions and origins.
Ghosts, zombies, witches – Nothing will frighten you this year… With our Halloween unit you’ll learn how to name all sorts of spooky creatures in the language you study on busuu.com. But this unit is not just about vocabulary, you might even get some inspiration for your own Halloween Party with our pictures of scary costumes, traditional Halloween games and pumpkin carvings.
Speaking of pumpkins, there are some really fun facts we would like to share with you. Did you know that 99% of the pumpkins that are sold end up as Jack O’ Lanterns? Carving pumpkins is even considered a sport by some Halloween fans. The record lies with Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio who carved a pumpkin in only 37 seconds! And last but not least, the biggest pumpkin was weighed in October 2004 at a pumpkin festival in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada: It tipped the scales at an impressive 1,446 pounds.
Would you like to translate our spooky Halloween vocabulary into other languages quickly and easily? Try out the busuu.com dictionary! Simply select the language and type in the word to see your translation, a picture and even listen to the pronunciation! By clicking on the different flags at the bottom of the page, you can see the translation for all the languages we offer on busuu.com.
The Halloween Unit includes all the usual exercises and if you’re a Premium Member, you can of course download the vocabulary in PDF and MP3 format. Go to our Halloween special by clicking on the ‘recommended unit‘ link on the left-hand side of your home area. Or just try it out now!
We wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN and lots of fun with our special Halloween Unit!
Our award-winning audiovisual learning content is now available in a free and easy-to-use dictionary! The new busuu.com dictionary is available in all of our languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Polish!
However, it is not an ordinary dictionary! Just like our learning units, the busuu.com dictionary includes:
recordings by native speakers to help you pronounce words
pictures to help you visualise words
key phrases to show words in everyday usage.
These special learning features will help you to remember any word that you need to look up! The dictionary includes all the vocabulary from every language and course offered on busuu.com.
And of course, our new dictionary will keep growing with busuu.com! Whenever we add fresh course material, the busuu.com dictionary will also be updated.
Have fun with the new busuu.com dictionary! Take a look now to learn and remember even more new vocabulary with our easy-to-use dictionary.
The Guardian is one of the UK’s leading daily titles, founded in 1821 and delivers liberal journalism to a global audience via its website. guardian.co.uk is one of the highest-traffic English-language news websites in the world. The award-winning Macmillan English Dictionary was first published in 2002 and is a one-stop reference for English speakers around the world.
If you are a Premium users you can now practice and improve your English skills through reading the Guardian news articles (updated daily) and search for the definition of unknown words using the integrated dictionary provided by Macmillan. Then you can post your opinion about the articles and send it for correction to our English native speakers from our community.
Of course you will be also rewarded with juicy busuu-berriesfor this writing exercise! :-)
This means that on busuu.com you can now improve your English skills by reading the daily news!
We are very excited to join forces with such renowned references as The Guardian and Macmillan! For now, News Articles are only available for our English-learners but we are working on establishing new partnerships for all our languages. So stay tuned, new exciting functions are coming soon!