translation of something (from Armenian to English)

Susan Markosyan

Dear learners, parents and teachers enspired by the Armenian language and linguistic work,

On November 12, 2015 at 19:00 the first monthly online Flash mob on Armenian is to be organized. Any person from Armenia, Artsakh, Georgia, Armenian diaspera can participate in it individually, in groups and families.

The tasks of the first Flash mob will be published in the Educenter website, Educomplex website, social net websites.

The tasks are addressed to the learners of Grades 1-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 10-12.

The participants can do the tasks alone, in groups and families.

The learners of non-Armenian schools can choose the the tasks they like.

The learners of the Educomplex schools are requested to enrol their friends from other schools in this work.
The answers from the participants in Armenia are accepted until 22:00. For the participants from other countries Flash mob is to be over on the next day at 22:00.

The Flash mob will be held on the second Thursday of each month all the year round.

The Flash mob prize is a camp ticket, which is provided to the learners, their familis for the best results during the whole year.

Translated by Gor Khachatryan, Grade 11 and Yura Ganjalyan

Reading is a means of self-education

yes, when you read something, you get a new information, you must think about something from book. You think and evole, you become better, so this is all what i can right about “Reading  is  a means  of self-education” .

my favorite artist or writer

Tumanyan wrote poems, quatrains, ballads, novels, fables, critical and journalistic articles. His work was mostly written in realistic form, often centering on everyday life of his time. Born in the historical village of Dsegh in the Lori region, at a young age Tumanyan moved to Tiflis, which was the center of Armenian culture under the Russian Empire during the 19th and early 20th centuries. He soon became known to the wide Armenian society for his simple but very poetic works. Tumanyan poems, very interesting, i like his poems be-course, in Tumanyan poems(for example in Maro), he see situation philosophy, he see something, what a people from 19-th century can`t see.

what is happiness for me

Happiness for me. I`m happy when all is good, when more serotonin in my mind. When i`m think about good, when i dream(about good). Happiness for me, is emotion, only emotion and nothing else. Happy is simply emotion. I can`t right about happiness more.

the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the World or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World refers to remarkable constructions of classical antiquity[1] listed by various authors in guidebooks popular among ancient Hellenic tourists, particularly in the 1st and 2nd centuries BC. The most prominent of these, the versions by Antipater of Sidon[2] and an observer identified as Philo of Byzantium, comprise seven works located around the eastern Mediterranean rim. The original list inspired innumerable versions through the ages, often listing seven entries. Of the original Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders—remains relatively intact. The Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis and the Statue of Zeus were all destroyed. The location and ultimate fate of the Hanging Gardens are unknown, with speculation that they.

The Great Pyramids, located at Giza on the west bank of the Nile River north of Cairo, are the only wonder of the ancient world that has survived to the present day. The three pyramids–Khufu (Cheops), Khafra (Chephren) and Menkaura (Mycerimus)–were built between 2700 B.C. and 2500 B.C. as royal tombs. The largest and most impressive is Khufu, which covers 13 acres and is believed to contain more than 2 million stone blocks that weigh from two to 30 tons each. For more than 4,000 years, Khufu reigned as the tallest building in the world. In fact, it took modern man until the 19th century to build a taller structure.


According to ancient Greek poets, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built near the Euphrates River in modern-day Iraq by the Babylonian king Nebuchadrezzar II around 600 B.C. The gardens were said to have been planted as high as 75 feet in the air on a huge square brick terrace that was laid out in steps like a theater. The king allegedly built the towering gardens to ease his lover Amytis’ homesickness for the natural beauty of her home in Media (the northwestern part of modern-day Iran).


The famed statue of Zeus was crafted by the Athenian sculptor Phidias and completed and placed in the temple of Zeus at Olympia, site of the ancient Olympics, around the mid-fifth century B.C. The statue depicted the god of thunder seated bare-chested at a wooden throne. Holding up the thrones’ armrests were two carved sphinxes, mythical creatures with the head and chest of a woman, the body of lion and the wings of a bird. The statue of Zeus was richly decorated with gold and ivory. At 40 feet, it was so tall that its head nearly touched the top of the temple.


There was actually more than one Temple of Artemis: A series of several altars and temples was destroyed and then restored on the same site in Ephesus, a Greek port city on the west coast of modern-day Turkey. The most fabulous of these structures were two marble temples built around 550 B.C. and 350 B.C., respectively. The former was designed by the Cretan architect Chersiphron and his son Metagenes and decorated by some of the most celebrated artists of the ancient world. The building burned on July 21, 356 B.C., according to legend the same night that Alexander the Great was born.


Located in what is now southeastern Turkey, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb built by Artemisia for her husband, Mausolus, the king of Carnia in Asia Minor, after his death in 353 B.C. Mausolus was also Artemisia’s brother, and, according to legend, she was so grief-stricken at his passing that she mixed his ashes with water and drank them in addition to ordering the mausoleum’s construction. The massive mausoleum was made entirely of white marble and is thought to have been about 135 feet high.


The Colossus was an enormous bronze sculpture of the sun god Helios built by the Rhodians over 12 years in the third century B.C. The city was the target of a Macedonian siege early in the fourth century B.C. and, according to legend, the Rhodians sold the tools and equipment left behind by the Macedonians to pay for the Colossus. Designed by the sculptor Chares, the statue was, at 100 feet, the tallest of the ancient world. It was completed around 280 B.C. and stood for sixty years until it was toppled in an earthquake.


The Lighthouse of Alexandria was located on a small island called Pharos near the city of Alexandria. Designed by the Greek architect Sostratos and completed around 270 B.C. during the reign of Ptolemy II, the lighthouse helped to guide Nile River ships in and out of the city’s busy harbor. Archeologists have found ancient coins on which the lighthouse was depicted, and from them deduced that the structure had three tiers: a square level at the bottom, an octagonal level in the middle and a cylindrical top. Above that stood a 16-foot statue, most likely of Ptolemy II or Alexander the Great, for whom the city was named. Although estimates of the lighthouse’s height have ranged from 200 to 600 feet, most modern scholars believe it was about 380 feet tall. The lighthouse was gradually destroyed during a series of earthquakes from 956 to 1323. Some of its remains have since been discovered at the bottom of the Nile.

Culture Traditions

American Culture: Traditions

Thanksgiving is the principal traditionally American holiday. It evolved from the English Pilgrim’s custom of giving thanks for one’s welfare. Thanksgiving is generally celebrated as a family reunion with a large afternoon feast.

Christmas Day, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, is widely celebrated and a federal holiday, though a fair amount of its current cultural importance is due to secular reasons. European colonization has led to some other Christian holidays such as Easter and St. Patrick’s Day to be observed, though with varying degrees of religious fidelity.

Halloween is thought to have evolved from the ancient Celtic/Gaelic festival of Samhain, which was introduced in the American colonies by Irish settlers. It has become a holiday that is celebrated by children and teens who traditionally dress up in costumes and go door to door trick-or-treating for candy. It also brings about an emphasis on eerie and frightening urban legends and movies.


Russian culture

Russian people have many traditions, most prominent being the washing in banya, a hot steam bath somewhat similar to the sauna.

My future profession (kickboxer)

It`s my future profession because for this profession, man must be strong, fust and resistible. I`m train kickboxing 1 year and for win i must mind very fust. Kickboxers and muay Thai boxers must be firm. professional kickboxers have a strong punch and kick, and they have a beautiful defence. They fight very technically. I love kickboxing and i want to be a professional kickboxer. Kickboxing is a sport of life. You can’t understand what kickboxer feel to kickboxing if you are not a kickboxer.

long living

For long living, human must train and mind and his hearth muscle. Most of people die because of infarct. Most of swimmers and marathoners and other athletes have long live, and they die at 90 years old. People must train brain because some of people who don`t die because of infarct they die because of insult. And people must use vitamins and minerals. Drink more only water(2l.), and eat more fruits and vegetables. people must run every day, some like (wake up at 7.00 and run in 7.20-8.00) and all people must swim 3 day a week. People who do all this, they live long life 90-95 years.

Relations and friendship

Hello, i want to write about relations and friendship. All people have friends. People receive information from friends and their friends receive information from friends. Friends must respect you and you must respect your friends. When friends don`t respect you or you don`t respect your friends, you are not real friends. And friends should be like brothers. You must trust your secrets to your friends and friends must keep your secret`s. We all have difficulties in different situations in our life and we need friends to help us to overcome all our difficulties. I have many good friends who help me in difficult situations. And i think most people have many close friends.

Christmas in Brazil


Many Brazilian Christmas traditions come from Portugal as Portugal ruled Brazil for many years. Nativity Scenes, known as Presépio are very popular. They are set-up in churches and homes all through December.

Christmas plays called Los Pastores (The Shepherds), like the plays in Mexico, are also popular. In the Brazilian versions of the play, there’s also traditionally a shepherdess and also a woman who tries to steal the baby Jesus!

Most people, especially Catholics, will go to a Midnight Mass service or Missa do Galo (Mass of the Roster). The mass normally finishes about 1.00am. On Christmas day, people might go to church again, but this time the services are often in the afternoon.

After the Missa do Gallo there are often big firework displays and in big towns and cities there are big Christmas Tree shaped displays of electric lights.

In Brazil, Santa Claus is called Papai Noel & Bom Velhinho (Good Old Man). Many Christmas customs are similar to ones in the USA or UK.

Sometimes children leave a sock near a window. If Papai Noel finds your sock, he’ll exchange it for a present!

Taking part in a ‘Secret Santa’, known as ‘amigo secreto’ (secret friend) is popular in Brazil at Christmas. It is traditional to give small gifts all through December using a pretend name (apelidos). On Christmas Day, people reveal who their amigo secreto was!

The most popular Christmas song in Brazil is ‘Noite Feliz’ (Silent Night).

Favourite Christmas foods in Brazil include pork, turkey, ham, rice, salad, pork and fresh and dried fruits, Brazil nuts and Panettone.

Epiphany, when people remember the Wise Men visiting Jesus, is widely celebrated in Brazil.