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
How to Describe the Past in Spanish: Imperfect vs. Preterite
When you're taking Spanish lessons, you may be confused by new concepts and grammar rules. In Spanish, there are two different ways to describe the past; the imperfect and the preterite. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish teacher Joan B. shares some helpful hints to help you describe the past in Spanish...
As a beginning Spanish speaker, it can be difficult to determine which form of the past tense you should use: imperfect vs. preterite. Once you learn the following simple tricks, ho
The Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Kanji
When you're studying Japanese, you will learn new vocabulary, grammar, and writing systems. Now that you've been introduced to hiragana , it's time to talk about kanji. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. shares some effective study tips to help you learn kanji...
If youre interested in studying Japanese, and you've made up your mind to learn the language, theres no way to avoid kanji. Understanding kanji, and being able to read and write the letters correctly, is important for
4 More Terrific Japanese Websites to Bookmark Now
At first, learning Japanese may seem intimidating. The characters, also known as Kanji, can be difficult to memorize. Because it's not as common to learn Japanese as opposed to Spanish or French, there are fewer online resources available. Luckily, we've done the work for you and rounded up the best Japanese websites to help you learn!
This is an ongoing podcast that releases new lessons every few days. Most of the lessons are audio only, however, the site does have some
Bet You Didn't Know: 45 Fun Facts About Japan [In Pictures]
Every culture has its own set of perks, quirks, and interesting facts, and Japan is no exception.
So whether you're planning a trip, taking language lessons, or you just want to learn some facts about Japan, check out this fun, interactive slideshow.
From facts about food to the lifestyle and the land, here are 45 things you probably didn't know about Japan.
Now that you've learned some interesting facts about Japan, is there anything you found shocking or