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28 Spanish Phrases & Jokes That Don't Quite Translate

28 Spanish Phrases & Jokes That Don't Quite Translate

Have you ever tried to translate a Spanish saying, and realized it didn't quite mean the same in English? Read on as Spanish tutor Jason N. shares the meaning behind some funny Spanish phrases, sayings, and jokes so you don't get confused again!   I was exposed to my first Spanish saying back in 2009, when my Mexican host-mother told her sister that “Jason no tiene pelos en la lengua” (Jason doesn’t have hair on his tongue). When I inquired, they both laughed and explained that pe … Read More

28 Spanish Phrases & Jokes That Don't Quite Translate
Have you ever tried to translate a Spanish saying, and realized it didn't quite mean the same in English? Read on as Spanish tutor Jason N. shares the meaning behind some funny Spanish phrases, sayings, and jokes so you don't get confused again!   I was exposed to my first Spanish saying back in 2009, when my Mexican host-mother told her sister that “Jason no tiene pelos en la lengua” (Jason doesn’t have hair on his tongue). When I inquired, they both laughed and explained that pe
30+ Cinco de Mayo Activities, Worksheets, & Recipes for Kids
Countdown to Cinco de Mayo! If you're a Spanish teacher, a private tutor, or a parent teaching Spanish to your child, this is a great time of the year to focus on Mexico's rich history. Whether you're looking for printables, games, Cinco de Mayo vocabulary, or traditional recipes to try, we've rounded up the best of the best to explore with your kids! But First, Why Do We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is celebrated in both the U.S. and Mexico. This day, the 5th o
Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat
Are you planning to learn Italian before your big trip? Below, Italian teacher Nadia B. shares some useful Italian phrases and etiquette tips for dining... Yum, la gastronomia italiana (Italian cuisine)--the heartbeat of Italian life occurs around the dinner table, and you won't want to miss out on all of the delicious foods and wines when visiting Italy. Keep reading to discover some useful Italian phrases for going out to eat. Learning how to order and converse with your waiter in It
5 Terrific Korean Learning Apps for Beginners
Learning to speak Korean can be challenging, especially for English speakers. The language has a different alphabet, Hangul, and it contains sounds that aren't found in English. The best way to learn how to speak Korean is through private lessons with a Korean teacher, but supplemental study materials can be very beneficial for Korean-language students. Between YouTube lessons and language-learning apps, there are lots of resources available to help you learn Korean. Check out the list
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

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