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8 Basic German Words for Questions & How to Use them

8 Basic German Words for Questions & How to Use them

Learning how to ask some basic questions in German will help you engage more with others and develop your language skills. Conversations need to be two-way, and the more you ask questions, the faster you’re going to learn. Using the German question words in this tutorial, you’ll be able to ask how much something costs, where someone is from, and more. Let's get started! 8 German Words for Questions In order to ask basic questions in German, you’ll need to memorize some new vocabular … Read More

8 Basic German Words for Questions & How to Use them
Learning how to ask some basic questions in German will help you engage more with others and develop your language skills. Conversations need to be two-way, and the more you ask questions, the faster you’re going to learn. Using the German question words in this tutorial, you’ll be able to ask how much something costs, where someone is from, and more. Let's get started! 8 German Words for Questions In order to ask basic questions in German, you’ll need to memorize some new vocabular
Japanese Vocabulary: 10 Ways to Express Yourself
It's important to be able to express yourself in any language, and learning to express yourself in Japanese can help you communicate more effectively with native Japanese speakers. Here, Washington, DC language teacher Taro T. teaches you some words, phrases, and Japanese vocabulary to express your emotions...  Japanese culture is what anthropologist Edward T. Hall might call a high-context culture. In a high-context culture, you don't have to say much in order to be understood. When someone
Common Core Standards for English and Math | What Parents Need to Know
You may have heard about the new Common Core Standards, which most states have adopted into their curriculum. What exactly are they, and what does it mean for your child? Learn more in this guest post by San Diego tutor Natalie S... Having a unified educational system is an incredibly important factor when considering how to make sure each child is given the best chance to learn and succeed. This is why 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards for Engl
5 Most Difficult Italian Grammar Rules Made Simple
Are you ready for a lesson in Italian grammar? Below, Italian teacher Liz T. breaks down the five most difficult Italian grammar rules... Learning Italian can be difficult, not to mention overwhelming for new students. Many students are afraid of tackling Italian grammar, as it can be complex and confusing at first. If you take the time to learn Italian grammar, however, you're much more likely to understand what you're actually saying, hearing, reading, and writing. Below, we break
30 Excellent Career Options for Spanish Speakers [Infographic]
You know the benefits of being bilingual, but how should you put your Spanish skills to the best use? Here, Jason N. shares several jobs for Spanish speakers to consider, from careers in health care to government positions to tourism coordinators...   Let’s start off with good news! If you are bilingual in Spanish and English, you probably aren’t struggling to find employment! Being bilingual clearly makes you a more desirable candidate in the workforce. As I have mentioned in

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