French Vocabulary Basics: Prefixes and Suffixes You Need to Know
Have you noticed repeated beginnings or endings in French words? French tutor Tyler S. breaks down the most common French prefixes and suffixes you need to know...
Why Prefixes and Suffixes?
Have you ever wondered why languages have historically developed what grammarians call prefixes and suffixes? Why do almost all languages demonstrate these two types of word alteration when there are other ways to express the same changes of meaning? The answer is simple: prefixes and suffixes save
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
2 Simple Rules to Help You Pronounce Spanish Words
Learning a new language can be tough -- especially if you're trying to speak the language, but you're not sure how to pronounce certain words! Here, Atlanta, GA tutor Sean U. shares a few tips to remember for pronouncing Spanish words...
During my travels through Central and South America a lot of people have asked me which language is easier to learn, English or Spanish. I always answer saying that English grammar is simpler than Spanish grammar, but it's easier to learn pronu
Spanish Grammar: Comparisons, Superlatives, & More
As you learn to speak Spanish, you'll need to be able to put together a variety of phrases. Here, Spanish teacher Jason N. shows you how to describe nouns in relation to each other...
In English, as in every language, we compare people, places, and things regularly. Spanish comparisons arent too different, there are just new formulas to learn. The good news is they're very basic and you can learn them for the long-run in a couple of hours!
Here's the most important
Spanish Vocabulary: When to Use Usted vs. Tú
Every language has its own intricacies that take time and practice to really nail down. Here, Spanish tutor Jason N. clears up the distinction between the formal and informal use of the word 'you' in Spanish...
Usted vs. Tú: What's the Difference?
Tú in Spanish is you in English -- but what about usted? In English, there's not a great translation for usted. So what exactly does it mean?
In English, when we want to convey respect to someone, we use formal and polite language,