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Les Petits Noms d’Amour: 11 Must-Know French Terms of Endearment

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Cookie Bear, Honey Bee, Apple Pie… Outside their natural context, English nicknames can seem extremely corny or just plain weird. But let’s be honest: how many times have we resorted to them to say “I’m sorry”, or just to express our love? →Sign Up Now: Free Trial French Lesson With a Native Teacher!← Terms of(…)


Essential Chinese Phrases For All Occasions

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Are you planning an adventure trip to the Yellow Mountains? Do you want to reconnect with a Chinese family member? Do you just want to be able to greet your Chinese colleagues in their language in your next conference call? No matter what your reason is for wanting to learn Chinese, you’ve come to the(…)


Work and Travel in Asia: The Best Working Holiday Visas for British Citizen

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Every year, hundreds of young people travel to countries as distant as Canada, Denmark and Japan for an open-ended trip known as a working holiday. These ‘work and travel’ experiences, which are just starting to catch on in the UK, allow students to visit a country for longer than the average tourist while they gain(…)


Russian and Ukrainian: Are They Really the Same Language?

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For untrained ears, Russian and Ukrainian may sound extremely similar to one another. In fact, some people may falsely believe that Ukrainian is a dialect of Russian. A close look at both languages, however, shows that despite sharing the same linguistic roots, Russian and Ukrainian are distinct in multiple aspects. In this article, we will(…)


How to Prepare Quickly for IELTS: Smart Tips to Boost Your Grades

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The International English language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English exam in the world. Developed and administered by some of the field’s most renowned experts, the test is designed to reflect how you will cope with the communicative demands of living, working, or studying in an English-speaking country.  Depending on your objectives, you(…)


20 Business English Idioms to Talk About Work… and Do a Healthy Amount of Gossip!

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When non-native speakers of English interact with their English-speaking peers, they often feel tempted to use big words and complex grammar to show that they are in their element.  However, the way to wow your coworkers is not to write emails with perfect punctuation or use difficult language, but to use the right language. And(…)


Portuguese Language Test For Citizenship in Portugal: A Comprehensive Guide

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Did you know that every year, thousands of people worldwide try to get their hands on a Portuguese passport? Indeed, Portuguese citizenship is one of the most coveted by families, investors, and digital nomads alike, and it’s the reason why so many of our readers are starting to learn Portuguese with our native tutors. It’s(…)


The Dreaded Spanish R: Is It Really That Harrrrrrd?

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If you’ve ever heard a Spanish speaker saying words like guitarra or ferrocarril, you know exactly how hard their “hard Rs” can get. Indeed, Spanish R is one of the most dreaded letters in the Spanish alphabet, next with J and the elusive (that is… perpetually silent) H. The fact that Spanish R is especially difficult(…)


Spine-Chilling Korean Zombie Movies: The Ultimate 2021 List

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With Parasite and Squid Game, the South Korean entertainment industry has positioned itself as a giant to be reckoned with. Even American audiences, who are usually quite conservative in their viewing habits, are starting to actively look for Korean films that they might have missed, hoping to find something as exciting and groundbreaking as Boon Joon-ho’s(…)


How Many Chinese Languages Are There? You’ll Be Surprised!

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So, you’ve finished watching Secret of Three Kingdoms and you have decided to learn Chinese… But which one do you mean? Though it’s often treated as a single language, Chinese is actually a gigantic group of dialects. The first question you should be asking, then, is not “How can I learn Chinese?” but “How many(…)