Build Your French Vocabulary: Colors and Days of the Week
Ready to start learning to speak French? Colors and days of the week are great vocabulary to get you started. Let tutor Anna M. walk you through this basic vocabulary lesson...
Colors and days of the week are some of the easiest words to study when you are first learning French vocabulary. If you know any other romance languages, like Spanish or Italian, you are going to see that the French words for colors and days of the week are very similar to their colors and days of the week.
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 doesnt have hair on his tongue). When I inquired, they both laughed and explained that pe
Believe it or Not: 16 Bizarre Japanese Superstitions
Every culture has its own set of legends, myths, and superstitions, and Japan is no exception. Japanese culture dates all the way back to 35,000 BC., and so do some Japanese urban legends.
From good luck omens to supernatural animals, here are 16 bizarre Japanese superstitions.
Inanimate Objects Have Spirits
Japanese Buddhists believe that inanimate objects, like dolls, have spirits.
There are a number of Japanese stories about dolls or other inanimate objects coming to life. Jap
12 Things I Learned After Moving to Mexico | An Expat's Take
Want to learn Spanish fast? Moving to a Spanish-speaking country is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and fast-track your language-learning experience.
While Spain is known for its beauty -- and the Spanish culture is certainly exciting -- don't forget about Mexico as an option! Living in Mexico can be a fantastic experience, as many expats can attest to. We recently connected wiith Tina over at Los Gringos Locos, and her article featuring her observations definitely stood ou
The Best Way to Learn the Japanese Alphabet
Want to know the best way to learn the Japanese alphabet? Here, language teacher Elaina R. offers some effective tips and tricks to help you learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language...
In the United States, we learn our ABCs. In Japan, children learn their ?????s. Even though Japanese can be difficult to read and write, learning the basic Japanese alphabet isn't as hard as you think.
The Japanese Writing System
Written Japanese has two components: kana and kanji. Kana is easier t