Part II of a post on English number prefixes. Along with more examples of common words that begin with number prefixes, this post also examines the Korean counting system and teaches you how to read a 36-digit number.
I bet you can count higher in English than in Korean
Learning a few prefixes can help you improve your understanding and your vocabulary. There are several number prefixes in English. Learning them will help you understand common words in new ways and how to identify large numbers in English.
How many words can you gloss over and still understand something?
Foreign language learners wonder when they'll be able to read and listen to that language and understand everything. But even native speakers don't comprehend everything they read or hear. What percent of words do we need to understand in order to comprehend a written or oral passage?
How could an English proofreader in Korea have been so careless? I screwed up!
What happens when an English proofreader in Korea, who rails against people for not consulting native speakers to assist with proofreading, doesn't follow his own advice? He gets a wake-up call!
Where did my fascination with funny signs come from?
It wasn't until I did some real thinking about where my fascination for funny signs came from. Even I didn't realize how far back my interest in these signs extended.