5 Weird Tips for Learning Spanish That Really Work
Have you tried everything to improve your Spanish speaking skills? What about singing your vocabulary? In this article, tutor Dorothy P. is going to show you some unorthodox techniques for learning Spanish that actually work...
Beginning to learn a new language is fun! Youve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. But what if youve taken lots of classes or worked with a Spanish tutor for a while, and you still feel like a beginner? What if youre that eternal intermediate
15 Funny French Phrases (And What They Really Mean)
Just like English, French has a lot of idiomatic words and phrases, and some are fairly easy to puzzle out (for example, someone who "drinks like a hole", is drinking a great deal). Others are, to put it mildly, less obvious, especially when you are learning French. Here are some of the strangest French phrases you're likely to run across in otherwise harmless conversation.
1. Coup de foudre
Only in French is it a good thing to be hit by a "stroke of lightning"; it means love at first sigh
5 Famous Japanese Songs (and What They Really Mean)
When you're taking Japanese lessons, it's also fun to learn a little bit about Japan's culture and history. Music is a big part of that, and listening to Japanese songs is also a great way to expand your Japanese vocabulary.
Japans culture blends past and present into a fusion of traditional and modern. This is evident in the music scene, which includes a vast array of artists who perform genres ranging from J-Pop (Japanese pop) to J-Punk. Many Japanese artists also continue to embrace tradi
Italian Grammar: Exploring Cognates and False Cognates
Italian grammar can be a tough thing for beginners to master. Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. gives a brief lesson in recognizing Italian cognates and false cognates...
Although English and Italian belong to two different language families, they have lexis similarities. In fact, it is estimated that around 30 percent of the English vocabulary comes from Romance and Latin sources.
It's for this exact reason why it is possible to find many cognates--or words that sound or are spelled th
4 Shortcuts to Remember Spanish Grammar
Understanding Spanish grammar is an essential part of learning the language. With so many grammar rules, however, this can be difficult for beginners. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B. shares some simple shortcuts to help you learn Spanish grammar...
Having trouble with Spanish verbs, demonstratives, and commands? Once you have a good foundation in grammar, you'll be able to express yourself freely in Spanish. It might be frustrating at first to learn all the concepts,