The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Martial Arts
There's no better way to learn Japanese than exploring important aspects of the culture. Martial arts play a significant role in both Japanese history and Japanese culture.
So whether you're taking Japanese lessons or you're interested in learning martial arts, here is your guide to the most popular Japanese fighting styles.
Sumo is Japans national sport. The rules are simple: each rikishi (wrestler) tries to push his opponent out of the elevated, clay dohyo (ring).
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15 Funny French Phrases (And What They Really Mean)
Just like English, French has a lot of idiomatic words and phrases, and some are fairly easy to puzzle out (for example, someone who "drinks like a hole", is drinking a great deal). Others are, to put it mildly, less obvious, especially when you are learning French. Here are some of the strangest French phrases you're likely to run across in otherwise harmless conversation.
1. Coup de foudre
Only in French is it a good thing to be hit by a "stroke of lightning"; it means love at first sigh
Learn German Grammar: Guide to Masculine, Feminine, and Neutral Nouns
Learn German grammar with this helpful guide to forming masculine, feminine, and neutral nouns from German teacher Tyler S...
Whenever I begin German lessons with a new student, I provide a brief summary of grammatical gender within the first three lessons. This usually involves me comparing the three German words der, die, and das.
While terminology like grammatical gender may sound daunting, dont let that deter you from being able to learn German grammar. With a little practice,
Japanese Vocabulary: 10 Animals in Japanese
If you're taking Japanese lessons, you've probably learned the basics like greetings and phrases. So, let's get into some fun Japanese vocabulary. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Kaoru N. teaches you the names for common animals in Japanese...
1. Inu - ? / ? - Dog
Humans and dogs have a special bond, and just like in the rest of the world, dogs are important animals in Japanese.
There are two kanji letters for "dog," but the second one is less common, and only used when its part o
Spanish Vocabulary: When to Use Usted vs. Tú
Every language has its own intricacies that take time and practice to really nail down. Here, Spanish tutor Jason N. clears up the distinction between the formal and informal use of the word 'you' in Spanish...
Usted vs. Tú: What's the Difference?
Tú in Spanish is you in English -- but what about usted? In English, there's not a great translation for usted. So what exactly does it mean?
In English, when we want to convey respect to someone, we use formal and polite language,