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Grammar Practice for Beginners: 3 Ways to Use Japanese Particles

Grammar Practice for Beginners: 3 Ways to Use Japanese Particles

When you're learning Japanese, you will be introduced to Japanese particles. Similar to prepositions in English, these words help to determine the role of other words within a sentence. Sound confusing? Don't worry. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. breaks down how to use Japanese particles...  Particles, functional parts of speech which indicate grammatical relationships between words, are important in any language. In the Japanese language, particles are categorized by functi … Read More

Grammar Practice for Beginners: 3 Ways to Use Japanese Particles
When you're learning Japanese, you will be introduced to Japanese particles. Similar to prepositions in English, these words help to determine the role of other words within a sentence. Sound confusing? Don't worry. Here, Brighton, MA Japanese teacher Karou N. breaks down how to use Japanese particles...  Particles, functional parts of speech which indicate grammatical relationships between words, are important in any language. In the Japanese language, particles are categorized by functi
Spanish Vocabulary: Intro to Spanish Prepositions
It's tough learning a new language, but have no fear -- an easy lesson is here! Here, Spanish tutor Jason N. shows you how to use prepositions to connect words together and create simple sentences... A Look at Prepositions in Spanish Luckily, prepositions are pretty straightforward when it comes to learning to speak Spanish. Prepositions in Spanish are not too different from ones in English. Just like in English, prepositions connect words together and often focus on direction, place, or t
12 Strategies & Resources to Take You Beyond “Buenos Días”
Interested in learning how to speak Spanish? Get on track for success with these helpful resources, as shared by San Jose, CA tutor Gina C...   I remember sitting for countless hours in my high school Spanish class, learning verb conjugations and memorizing meaningless dialogues about what you were going to buy your Mother for Mother’s Day. I was so bored, I passed notes to my friend to pass the time. Of course, I wrote them in español just in case I got caught by el professor. I
French Verbs of Motion: Conjugating the Past Tense with Être
There's always more to learn about French verbs! Tutor Carol Beth shares an important difference you need to know about certain verbs in the passé composé... So perhaps you are beginning to have a handle on some of the basic verbal forms in French – le present, le futur, imparfait, and passé composé for most verbs. For the passé composé, however, if you only know how to form it with avoir as the auxiliary verb (le verbe auxiliaire), watch out! When expressing certain actions in the pas
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If you want to learn how to speak French, you probably already know that the best way to learn is by practicing speaking French. Books, apps, and audio programs are all great resources, but they are primarily teaching you passive comprehension skills. Being able to understand French and being able to say something in French are two distinct skills. Taking private French lessons is one of the best ways to practice speaking in French, and as a result, is is one of the best ways to learn to

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