10 Reasons Why Learning to Speak German is Worth the Pain [Infographic]
People often say that German is one of the most difficult languages for English speakers to learnand theyre right! Learning how to speak German can be quite difficult, especially for those who arent yet fluent in other foreign languages.
So what makes learning German such a challenge? People are most intimidated by German grammar and pronunciation. Complex German cases and gender rules can easily trip up the most seasoned language learner.
Just because learning German can be challenging
Your K-Drama Guide: 4 Korean Drama Series You Should Be Watching
Korean drama, or K-drama, are televised drama programs in the Korean language. K-dramas are filmed in South Korea, and the shows are usually in mini-series format. The most popular genres are romantic comedy, action, and fusion science fiction.
Although South Korea began shooting televised dramas back in the 1960s, K-drama only recently began catching fire in places like the United States.
Watching Korean drama can be very helpful when you're taking Korean lessons, because yo
Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Romaji
When you are learning Japanese you will be introduced to the writing systems hiragana, katakana, and kanji. You may also encounter a fourth writing system called romaji. Here, Japanese teacher Kaoru N. explains what you need to know about romaji...
Romaji simply means "Roman characters." Japanese people use the letters to write other languages based on the alphabet, and also to write Japanese syllables. You will typically use romaji when you type Japanese sentences with a computer keyboa
Face-Off: Google Translate vs. Human Spanish Translator
We rely on technology now more than ever, but when is it best to let a real-life human do the work?
Check out the nifty infographic below from Verbal Ink to see what happens when Google Translate (Spanish to English) goes head-to-head with a professional translator in two rounds of a translation showdown. Are they worthy opponents, or will a clear front-runner claim the prize?
It seems as though humans can still triumph over machine when it comes to language... at least for now!
German Grammar: Definite Articles 101
German grammar can be a difficult thing to master, especially for beginner students. Here, German instructor Kerstin R. shares some simple tips and tricks on learning German definite articles
As a German instructor, I tell all of my students the same thing over and over again: You need to know your definite articles. If you dont, youll be lost and have a challenging time getting your German grammar right.
German definite articles are much more complex than English articles. German h