AnkiDroid – Hedonism, Euphemism & Malinchism

Last Wednesday, I discussed how I came in touch with AnkiDroid and the wonders it has done for bolstering my daily learning of Spanish and English. Today I present just 3 cards that I added to my Anki. It requires a lot for me to add a new expression or word. It depends on who is talking, what they are saying, and how its impacts my psyche. If it’s a word I should already know but haven’t grasped, then I’ll add it, and sometimes revealing expressions/ideas hit me deep and I feel compelled to record them. Below are just 3 I’d like to present for now:

This card came from my reading Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray which I have written about here. Lord Henry said “I can sympathize with everything,” he remarks at one point, “except suffering.”

I was watching the movie ‘Pay It Forward‘ with Kevin Spacey and he in character as the school teacher said ‘Euphemism’ and I had to look it up.

Malinchism‘ was alluded to me by a Soccer Dad from Mexico when our son’s were playing. He explained how some persons become fascinated with other countries but disregard their own and denigrate their heritage. I have seen that here in Colombia, so I wanted to look it up.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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