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5 Common French Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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On the road to learning French, there are many obstacles that trip up even the most dedicated students. Luckily you can learn from others, using the most common French mistakes that students make as a road map to navigate your own journey. Here are the top errors to avoid:   Take your French to the(…)


Language Distinction: Going Dutch and Coming Back Afrikaans

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In the same way that everyone knows the words to Bon Jovi’s “Living On A Prayer” without knowing how, why or where we learned the lyrics, everyone also knows that Dutch is closely related to Afrikaans (maybe some of you know “Living On A Prayer” in Dutch and Afrikaans; if that’s the case, we want(…)


6 Places Where You Can Practice Your Russian

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If you have an interest in learning Russian, then you’ll be pleased to hear you aren’t alone! Russian is a UN language, has some incredibly literary works that translations of just can’t do justice, and amongst other reasons people cite for learning this language, provides great work opportunities as well! But if you’re looking to(…)


7 Words in Portuguese That Mean Something Else in Brazil

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As we know, Brazilians speak Portuguese following the 16th-century colonisation of the country by Pedro Álvares Cabral, so if you know a few words of Portuguese you’re more than likely to be able to get your point across in South America’s biggest country. However, there are certain words that mean one thing in European Portuguese(…)


People in Belarus Speak More than just Belarusian

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There will be some of you who have only heard of Belarus because of its sporadic appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2004. Comparatively-speaking, perhaps Belarus doesn’t have quite as many languages to offer as some of the other countries we’ve visited on our quest for all things multilingual, but it still deserves a(…)


Deleted Words from the Dictionary in 2018

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Every year there is a group of us who bemoan the new words that enter our dictionaries. There is always someone wailing about the desecration of the sanctity of the English language with phonology that doesn’t sit right on our tongues. So for those few complainers, here is a treat that is sure to cheer(…)


The Rising Popularity of Foreign Language Content on Netflix

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When it comes to learning a language, you have to find the learning methods that work for you, and that includes finding material in the language you’re learning. For some that could be favourite YouTube channels, and for others finding new music to learn the lyrics of so you can sing along or film and(…)


Change Your Language, Change Your Personality

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Is there someone in your life who could do with a personality overhaul or perhaps are you looking to have a change of outlook yourself? Well, we have a solution for that you may not have ever considered, one that will give you a brand new skill at the same time. What is this magical(…)


Punjabi: A Unique Indo-Aryan Language

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When it comes to popular languages to learn we tend to go with the trend and think of things like Mandarin, Spanish and English. But if you look at any top ten most widely spoken language list, and there will be all sorts of other languages that are worth your consideration. This time, Punjabi is(…)


“Inclusive Writing” for Gender-Based Languages

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Jumping off of the last article discussing possible inherent sexism embedded within a language, inclusive writing in terms of gender should really not be the new trend in writing that it seems to be. However, for some of us, it is. With that in mind, how does attempting to writing more inclusively work when you(…)