Things changed radically for the family when they emigrated. Among other challenges, the "newcomers" had to do something about the language barrier. Eva's father … tried to improve his English by reading a thick novel by William Faulkner with the help of a dictionary, but for mother it was far easier – simply because, as Eva says, she "absorbed languages by quick osmosis''.
What does 'absorbed languages by quick osmosis' mean? Does it mean ''languages absorbed by quick osmosis(languages which was absorbed by quick osmosis)?
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