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When an American soldier received the letter "Dear John" it meant..
The end of the relationship. A Dear John letter is a letter written to a man by his wife or romantic partner to inform him their relationship is over because she has found another lover. While the exact origins of the phrase are unknown, it is commonly believed to have been coined by Americans during World War II. "John" was the most popular baby name for boys in America.
Which language is this?
Spanish uses an inverted question mark at the beginning of a question and a normal question mark at the end, as well as an inverted exclamation mark at the beginning of an exclamation and a normal exclamation mark at the end.
In which language family are word roots not themselves syllables or words, but instead are isolated sets of consonants?
Semitic. In Arabic, the root meaning "write" has the form k-t-b (كتب). From this root, words are formed by filling in the vowels, e.g. kitāb "book", kutub "books", kātib "writer", yaktubu "he writes" etc. Most scripts used to write Semitic omit some or all of the vowels, because the consonants are the primary carriers of meaning.
Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?
Quotation marks. English ‘cat’ or “cat” is translated to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other countries typically use one of these styles. In many countries, English quotation marks are getting more and more popular due to widespread of English keyboards.
What is the first letter of the Russian alphabet?
A. The complete Russian alphabet is: А Б В Г Д Е Ё Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
Which of these letters is included in the German alphabet?
ß . The letter ß (Eszett ) is used in German to represent ss. The letter β (beta) is from the Greek alphabet. Ъ (yer) is used in some alphabets based on Cyrillic, while ჩ (Chini) is in the Georgian alphabet.
What's the name of this letter?
Sigma is a commonly used symbol of addition.