10 Famous Japanese Expressions (and What They Really Mean)
You've probably heard the well-known idioms and expressions of wisdom in English. Phrases like "don't count your chickens before they hatch" and "don't put all your eggs in one basket." But these words of wisdom aren't exclusive to English. Here, Japanese teacher Kaoru N. explains the meaning behind 10 famous Japanese expressions...
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"A frog in a well never knows the vast ocean."
There was a frog who was born in a
Commonly Mispronounced French Words And Phrases - And Their Correct Pronunciation
Whether you're new to speaking French or you've been studying a while, it's never a bad idea to work on your French pronunciation. Language tutor Emmanuel M. shares some of the most common pronunciation mistakes...
Taking on the French accent can be a difficult task for many non-native speakers because the language relies heavily on pronunciation. If you want to be understood, you have to speak French properly. But dont fret! With plenty of French pronunciation practice, you'll be well
Exploring the Six Most Popular Italian Dialects
There are numerous Italian dialects spoken throughout Italy. Below, Italian teacher Liz T. shares the six most popular Italian dialects...
In the big boot of Italy, there are dozens of Italian dialects. In fact, almost every region has it's own unique accent.
While the literary Italian language is used throughout the country for law, business, and education, many people still use their regions original Italian dialect.
While its not necessary for you to learn every Italian dialect
French Grammar Rules: Conjugating Verbs in the Conditional
If you knew how, would you use the conditional in this sentence? French tutor Carol Beth L. can help you find the answer...
As a beginner or intermediate French speaker, you have likely come across various French verb tenses, such as le présent, passé composé, imparfait, futur, and perhaps even the subjunctive mood. These various features of French grammar express particular time frames, such as what is happening, happened, will happen, or even what may or may not happen. But what about e
[Infographic] American vs. French Culture: 8 Things Every Traveler Should Know
Are you planning a trip to the U.S. or France? Though only a plane ride away, these countries are extremely different. From dining to fashion, it's important that you learn the cultural differences before you go abroad.
After all, you don't want to offend anyone on your trip by making a silly mistake, such as not greeting someone properly or forgetting your manners.
Check out the infographic below highlighting the difference between French culture and American culture.