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15 Italian Slang Words and Phrases Everyone Should Know

15 Italian Slang Words and Phrases Everyone Should Know

Picking up a few Italian slang words can work wonders to help you truly sound like a native. In this article, we'll share 15 common Italian slang words and phrases so you can communicate easily with the locals. Like Americans, native Italians use slang words and phrases to quickly communicate their emotions. Although they may not be grammatically correct, theses words are commonly used to explain many different types of situations in everyday life. 15 Italian Slang Words & Phrases 1. Me … Read More

15 Italian Slang Words and Phrases Everyone Should Know
Picking up a few Italian slang words can work wonders to help you truly sound like a native. In this article, we'll share 15 common Italian slang words and phrases so you can communicate easily with the locals. Like Americans, native Italians use slang words and phrases to quickly communicate their emotions. Although they may not be grammatically correct, theses words are commonly used to explain many different types of situations in everyday life. 15 Italian Slang Words & Phrases 1. Me
Your K-Pop Guide: The Hottest Korean Pop Stars
Learning Korean isn't just about memorizing vocabulary, it's also about embracing the culture. You can't learn Korean without being exposed to one of the most popular aspects of pop culture, Korean pop music. Korean pop is one of the hottest music genres, not only in Korea, but worldwide. The popularity of K-pop isn't just because of the catchy tunes, but also because of the gorgeous stars and teen idols who have major star power and a huge global fan following. Listening to K-pop song
75 Most Helpful Spanish Cognates to Know [Infographic]
Did you know that cognates help make Spanish one of the easiest languages for English speakers to master? Spanish cognates are words that sound the same (or almost the same) in English and have the same meaning in both languages. Memorizing Spanish cognates is the fastest way to expand your vocabulary! Here, we'll share some of the easiest and most helpful cognates in Spanish to boost your conversational skills. All About Spanish Cognates Recognizing Cognates in Spanish By studying
Omotenashi: Japanese Hospitality and Etiquette
When you're studying a foreign language, it's helpful to also learn about culture, history, and traditions. Here, Japanese teacher Taro T. introduces the Japanese concept omotenashi... As someone who learned English as a second language, I truly believe in the importance of finding something positive from a new culture, and adopting it in your own life. This doesn’t just help you learn a new language, but it will also help you grow as an individual. Courtesy for Others Omotenashi is a r
How Much Are Japanese Lessons: Investing in Your Education
There are many benefits to learning a new language, but learning any new skill comes with a cost. People often ask "how much do Japanese lessons cost?" Here is a monetary breakdown from language tutor Carol Beth L... Learning a new language – or any new skill – can be expensive. Expenses will vary, however, from language to language and area to area. Japanese is reputed to be one of the most expensive and time-consuming languages to learn, since it's so different from most other languages wor

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