Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 13 Jul 2014 06:13:44 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml phuonganh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=93#comment14 Hi everybody!I'd like speak english but I can't because I don't know begin where.Can you help me?Thanks to all.Phuonganh, Vietnam Thu 09 Sep 2010 17:09:47 GMT+1 Svetlana http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=86#comment13 Hi everybody!Ashish and Elisa! It's good to see you got my point. Thank you Elisa, good job! Wed 08 Sep 2010 18:55:14 GMT+1 Elisa http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=80#comment12 Hallo everybody!from your posts it seems that you know each other very well, nice it makes this blog really a cozy place!I agree with Svetlana remark. From my experience if I check an unknow word in the dictionary I quickly forget it, otherwise understanding from context makes really the difference... however some explanation can make this blog more user-friendly ^_^I didn't know three of the useful expressions here presented. I looked them up and I write them down (hope nobody mind) for all to see:(TO) HOP TO (SOMETHING)= to begin an activity or a task quickly and energetically(TO) TAKE A PEEK (AT SOMETHING)= to glance quickly (eg. through door lock)(TO) LOVE SOMEONE TO BITS= I didn't check, but I'm pretty sure it means to love someone a lot(TO) SUM UP THE COURAGE (TO DO SOMETHING)= you eventually decide you can peforme something, no matter what others think(SOMETHING) TAKES A LOT OF GUTS= it takes courage and determination"guts" mean literally the bowels. In my language I would say "it takes a lot of liver", I wonder if English-speakers could grasp what I meansee you,Elisa, Italy Wed 08 Sep 2010 13:19:00 GMT+1 Ashish http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=73#comment11 Svetlana: Thanks for your comment. I also do agree with you and take the opportunity herewith to request Lewis to do the same which will provide us more clarification.Marina: I thought that you'd been lost after Lovely August. Welcome back as bbllmm. It's really nice to see you again, editor. Keep it up, friend.Pary: Thanks a lot for the discovery of Marina. I envy your reading skill. I wonder how deeply you go through each and every comment and find out different issues. Sometimes, I see the same also in Emat.Thanks to all.Ashish. Wed 08 Sep 2010 10:38:34 GMT+1 Pary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=66#comment10 Hi dear Marina ! It was a surpris ! You can add your name in the end of your comment . I wish to know you more maybe in Facebook . If it's possible ( my nickname parisa Irainian ) Hope to find you there ! please BBC le don't delet my comment please .... so you give me a Job to guess who is Fransisco .....cheers Pary Wed 08 Sep 2010 04:49:54 GMT+1 Ana Paula http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=60#comment9 Welcome back Lewis! I´m glad to hear from you again!Ana Paula, Brazil. Tue 07 Sep 2010 21:30:18 GMT+1 Svetlana http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=53#comment8 Hello Lewis and all of the students! My name is Svetlana and I'm from Russia. I'm a novice here and it's my first comment, though I've been reading this blog quite for some time. Today was a big day for me because I finally summed up my courage (as you Lewis pointed out) to join all of you guys here.Lewis! I've just read both of your BBC blogs (the one in 2006 and the new one) and I've noticed that when writing an entry you use a lot of useful for the students idioms, expressions, sayings, but you hardly ever offer an explanation of their meaning to us. Of course you'll be right when you say that it's our task to look the unfamiliar words and expressions up and not to be lazy about it because it is we who are interested in improving our English. But you know, a dictionary sometimes doesn't have an article you are looking for, or even if it does, not always you can understand the gist of the article clearly. So may I ask you to do us a favour? Please, could you be so kind as to agree to explain the meaning of idioms and sayings in simple words. I think it would be more effective let alone time-saving for us. Thanks a lot in advance for being co-operative. Best wishes. Svetlana from Russia. Tue 07 Sep 2010 19:29:04 GMT+1 Elisa http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=46#comment7 Hi Lewis,nice to meet you, or I'd better write: nice to read you.I'm sorry I wasn't here in 2006, I've recently discovered bbc learning English and I'm stunned by the good work made here! It makes me feel like learning English harder than ever!thank you for sharing some personal aspects of your life. see you,Elisa, Italy Tue 07 Sep 2010 17:12:42 GMT+1 bbllmm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=40#comment6 Hi dear Pary! With lots of friends I meant you, too. This age of technology is´nt much for me. To Sign in process didn´t allowed me to write in my name, marianna. So, here I am still (and I suppose Francisco de Paula could be such our friend, too). Suprisingly enough, today is my name day here which I had been totaly unaware which day or something is till my two colleagues had wished me about an hour ago. But most of friends from my heart live worldwide. Nice greetings to everyone and special one to ANITA! m Tue 07 Sep 2010 09:19:49 GMT+1 Dommi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=33#comment5 Hello Lewis! it's a real pleasure to have you as teacher;I had a look on your posts in 2006, it seemed so fun! I wish in that date i were not blind enough to ignore english... Anyway! I really hope you'll not be bored with my post. Hemm...honestly i think you'll not:) Thanks a lot! Tue 07 Sep 2010 08:40:49 GMT+1 Pary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=26#comment4 Hi dear BBLLMMI think your English is so nice and fluent. Good on your efforts ! see you around pary from Iran Tue 07 Sep 2010 08:21:28 GMT+1 bbllmm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=20#comment3 Welcome, welcome! The autumn is comming here, a good time for being in the mood and looking back and so spotting the name Lewis Davies has almost electrified me with pleasure and good big surprise. The first teacher I was reading here yet without possibility to comment for lacking knowledge of the language even the work with and connection to the internet. OK, my knowledge has been still (or has became again) shabby but your japanese stories vere so funny optimistic and really something almost tangible for me which inspired me that it has to be worth to learn your language. Thanks for having so much fun friends and good time here ever since. All the best to you, Tomono and Oscar! m Tue 07 Sep 2010 07:34:24 GMT+1 Ashish http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=13#comment2 Hi Lewis,Welcome back!At the very outset I was thinking that this name is known to me, when I saw yours in stead of Kim. Then linking your blog, I'm sure that I've gone through your writings though I wasn’t here in 2006. So, I think we’re getting interesting pieces by this month. And I imagine a new photograph with Oscar, the two-year old terror between you and Tomono.Ashish, Bangladesh. Tue 07 Sep 2010 06:04:51 GMT+1 Pary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=6#comment1 Sorry I had lots of spelling wrongs in my first comment ,I was in a hurry ! Pary from Iran Tue 07 Sep 2010 04:37:20 GMT+1 Pary http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/09/hello-dominique-all-you-lovely.shtml?page=0#comment0 Hi lewis , Welcome back to BBC BLOG ! I absoulutely remember your nice Bolgs from Japan ! It 's too nice to catch up eith you . I have a two yeras son ( ofcourse he is my second child ! ) which is a terror , too :0good luck Tue 07 Sep 2010 04:35:18 GMT+1