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10 Commonly-Used German Slang Words and Phrases

10 Commonly-Used German Slang Words and Phrases

Take a break from your textbook to learn some fun German slang words and phrases outlined by German teacher Trevor H. below… Every language has its own set of unique slang words and phrases, even German! While traveling throughout Germany and/or speaking with natives, you’re bound to encounter some German slang words and phrases. Oftentimes, these words and phrases aren’t outlined in your German study books, which is why we’ve gathered up some of the most common German slang words to ensur … Read More

10 Commonly-Used German Slang Words and Phrases
Take a break from your textbook to learn some fun German slang words and phrases outlined by German teacher Trevor H. below… Every language has its own set of unique slang words and phrases, even German! While traveling throughout Germany and/or speaking with natives, you’re bound to encounter some German slang words and phrases. Oftentimes, these words and phrases aren’t outlined in your German study books, which is why we’ve gathered up some of the most common German slang words to ensur
Learn Hangul: The Korean Alphabet for Beginners
Hangul is an essential component of the Korean langauge, but don't worry, it doesn't have to be intimidating. Learn the basic principles of hangul with Boston, MA language teacher Eunhye J... Hangul History The Korean alphabet, hangul, was invented by King Sejong the Great and his scholars in 1443 and was proclaimed as the official alphabet in 1446. Contrary to popular belief, hangul did not evolve from some unknown place and time. The Korean alphabet is one of King Sejong’s greatest an
French Holidays: Celebrating La Fête des Rois
Learning about and celebrating French holidays is a wonderful way to understand more about French culture as you study this beautiful language. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares the basics you need to know about La Fête des Rois... French Holidays: La Fête des Rois For many people in the United States, Christmas ends at midnight on the evening of December 25th. In France, more people probably still remember that according to the Christian calendar, the Christmas season doesn't offic
The Ultimate Guide to Major Japanese Dialects
If you live in the United States, you’ve probably noticed that someone from New Jersey doesn’t speak the same way as someone from California. This is because of dialects, or forms of language developed and used in specific regions. These dialects differ not only in accent but in vocabulary, grammatical structure, and slang (from “y’all” in the South to “hella” in Northern California). The same is true in Japan. A majority of Japanese students are familiar with the type of Japanese spo
5 Hacks For When You’re Totally Lost in a Spanish Conversation
As you practice speaking, listening, and having real-time Spanish conversations, don't fret if you start feeling lost. Get back on track with these tips from tutor Simion G.... Have you ever been chatting with someone in your non-native language, when suddenly you find yourself struggling to keep up? It happens to us all, from beginner language learners to fluent speakers and everyone in between. Even I, as a Spanish tutor, still have moments when I completely lose track of what is bei

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