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Believe it or Not: 16 Bizarre Japanese Superstitions

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 … Read More

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
5 Excellent Spanish Exercises for Beginners
  Certain Spanish concepts can be confusing for beginners. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B. shares some effective exercises to master the basics of the Spanish language...  With lots of new concepts, words, and ideas, learning Spanish can be difficult for beginners. The following exercises will help you become more proficient with the building blocks of the language. Practice these Spanish exercises for beginners to feel more comfortable and confident speaking and writing in Span
5 Fun German Vocabulary Games for Kids
Do you want to keep your child or student engaged while learning German vocabulary? Below, German teacher Kimberly F. shares five fun games children can play to help memorize their German vocabulary... A great way to enforce and practice vocabulary with kids--and students of every age for that matter-- is to play fun and engaging games as a group. This way, students can learn from one another, discover new words, and review what they already know. Below are five German vocabulary games yo
The #1 Tip on How to Ace the IELTS
The International English Language Testing System (also known as the IELTS) is recognized worldwide as the most popular English proficiency exam. Millions of people from around the globe take the IELTS every year, and unfortunately, many of them do not pass. There is one trait, however, that everyone who successfully completes the IELTS has in common. It’s something you might not expect. Our friends at Magoosh describe it in one word: confidence. Self confidence is key to passing the
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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