QUIZ: Which Japanese Animal Are You?
There are certain animals that are significant in Japanese culture and history. Some animals are feared because of their supernatural powers, while others are loved and trusted by the Japanese people.
So whether you're taking Japanese lessons or you're just an animal lover, learn some vocabulary and find out if you're a friend or foe with this quiz!
Learn how to say more animals in Japanese with this infographic!
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30 Quirky New Year's Traditions From Around the World
How much do you know about New Year's Eve traditions?
Here in the U.S., you know what to do: gather your friends and family, turn on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in the background, and count down from 10 as midnight nears. At the strike of the clock, you know to toast everyone as the fireworks blast off, sing a verse of "Auld Lang Syne," and sneak in a New Year's kiss, if you can!
But outside of the United States, did you know there are some much more quirky New Year's Eve tradition
22 MORE Useful French Phrases for Striking Up a Conversation
Casual conversations with French speakers are a great way to practice your language skills! Here, tutor Beth L. shares 22 useful French phrases that will come in handy
When learning a new language, it's important to keep on talking -- and listening -- to practice your new skills. If you've already learned basic conversational phrases, now it's time to move on to some more interesting conversation topics!
To help you practice and prompt your new French-speaking friends, below
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If you've studied French verbs for a while, you probably know about le présent, le passé composé, l'imparfait, et le futur. You may also know something about reflexive verbs and verbs of motion, and their particularities in the passé composé. You may even be familiar with le passé simple.
What happens, though, when you want to describe an action that hasn't happened yet, but that will be complete before a particular action or time in the future? In English, we use the future perfect tense
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Ready to say hello to the French-speaking world? French tutor Carol Beth L. shares the most useful phrases you'll need to start and end conversations...
Heading for France or a French-speaking country? Know someone who's French? Chances are you'd love to get a head start on some useful French greetings and phrases. Here is the most important French vocabulary you'll need for greetings, farewells, and introductory phrases, in addition to a few others just for fun.