French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple
There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense...
The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in English. For example:
J'allai au magasin.
I went to the store.
Je couru deux kilometres.
I ran two kilometers.
The passé simple is similar to the simple past i
Japanese Vocabulary: 10 Animals in Japanese
If you're taking Japanese lessons, you've probably learned the basics like greetings and phrases. So, let's get into some fun Japanese vocabulary. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Kaoru N. teaches you the names for common animals in Japanese...
1. Inu - ? / ? - Dog
Humans and dogs have a special bond, and just like in the rest of the world, dogs are important animals in Japanese.
There are two kanji letters for "dog," but the second one is less common, and only used when its part o
How Long Does it Take to Speak Spanish Fluently?
Whether you're a beginner or intermediate Spanish student, you may be wondering how long it will take to become fluent in the language. Here, New York, NY tutor Lauren P. shares her practice tips and recommendations to help you become a fluent Spanish speaker...
To determine how long it will take to speak Spanish fluently, you must first decide how much time you have every day to practice Spanish. The key words here are practice and every day. No scientific data can determine exactly how
7 Easy Tricks for Memorizing Spanish Vocabulary
At times, learning Spanish can feel overwhelming, with so many new words to take in after every lesson and new Spanish vocabulary appearing in every text or video you encounter. The problem is that new words often fail to stay in your memory on their own accord you need to utilize special tips and tricks. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Return to Your List of New Words Often
The first time you learn a word is called initial contact, and you cannot expect to remember vocabulary after just
10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Germany
Are you moving to Germany for a job, a significant other, or simply a change of scenery? Whatever the reason, moving to Germanyor any foreign country for that matteris downright terrifying.
Not only are you away from your closest friends and family, but youre living in a country you know little about.
Sure youve read all the travel books and even learned some German, but nothing can prepare you for the adventure in which youre about to embark.
Lucky for you, weve interviewed s