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10 Must-Know German Expressions for Traveling Abroad

10 Must-Know German Expressions for Traveling Abroad

Do you have a trip planned to Germany? Traveling abroad is an exciting adventure as it can open your eyes to new customs, cultures, and people. While the experience is often amazing, there's one thing many people don't think about before they go—the language barrier. You'll find that there are many English-speaking people in Germany, but you won't always be able to identify them. Instead, it's best to have a few German expressions memorized or written down before you go. That way, if you fi … Read More

10 Must-Know German Expressions for Traveling Abroad
Do you have a trip planned to Germany? Traveling abroad is an exciting adventure as it can open your eyes to new customs, cultures, and people. While the experience is often amazing, there's one thing many people don't think about before they go—the language barrier. You'll find that there are many English-speaking people in Germany, but you won't always be able to identify them. Instead, it's best to have a few German expressions memorized or written down before you go. That way, if you fi
5 Things You Didn't Know About the Japanese Language
Learning Japanese can be fun, and it can also be useful for traveling or job hunting. No matter how old you are, picking up a new language is easier than you think, even a language like Japanese. Here are five things you didn't know about the Japanese language. 1. Japanese Phonetics Are Easy to Learn Japanese words are relatively easy to pronounce since there are only 46 different sounds.  Learning to make these sounds is simple and easy to remember with practice. Once you have maste
5 Simple Rules For Japanese Pronunciation
Japanese pronunciation can be difficult for beginners, but these tips from Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. can help you understand some of the basic rules. My mother is Japanese, my father is American, and both of them are bilingual. As such, I grew up bilingual and became aware of accents at an early age. I could hear who had trouble with what, and as I started studying languages and diction, I began to understand why. Whether or not you speak Japanese, there are some quick adjustment
7 Top-Rated Apps to Learn Italian Like a Pro
  If you’re looking to pick up some basic Italian or advance to the next level of fluency, there are many useful apps that can help you achieve this goal! The flexibility and convenience of downloading an app on the go makes learning fun and affordable.   It’s important to keep in mind though that apps shouldn’t be your sole method of learning a language. No technology can beat the personalized instruction and guidance of an experienced language teacher. (Apps aren’t a substitute
French Verb Conjugation: How to Use Connaitre and Savoir
Connaître and savoir are two French verbs that every student should get to know well. Like its distinction between second-person pronouns “tu” and “vous,” French also makes a distinction between two different ways in which the speaker might know something, through the two verbs “savoir” and “connaître.” “Savoir” is used for facts and information. For example: I know that Paris is in France. Je sais que Paris se trouve en France. I know that two and two is four. Je sais que deux et d

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