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Spanish Vocabulary:  When to Use Usted vs. Tú

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, … Read More

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,
Japanese Vocabulary: 18 Words to Describe Your Family
Japanese vocabulary is part of the process when you learn how to speak Japanese. Here, San Francisco, CA language tutor Carol Beth L. shares the essential words you need to know to describe your family in Japanese... Family members are some of the most important people in life, so it's essential to be able to talk about them in Japanese. The Japanese language reflects the importance of family, and the hierarchy and respect that are so important in Japanese culture. When it comes to family,
How Well Do You Know Spanish? 15 Ways to Test Yourself
How much do you really know from your Spanish lessons or classes? While there are a few Spanish proficiency tests available online, there's an easier way to test yourself: simply ask yourself 15 practical questions. Read on as Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N. explains...   Learning Spanish can enhance your life in innumerable ways, such as having more competitive job opportunities, understanding Spanish films and poetry, and -- most importantly -- being able to form deep connections with pe
Amazing Virtual Field Trips Around Spain & Beyond
One of the great things about learning a new language is immersing yourself in the culture. There are so many fantastic things you can learn from the culture of a country, from important holidays to unique traditions with rich historical roots. However, for Spanish classes, flying all the way to Spain or Mexico can be an expensive endeavor. The good news is that the Internet provides a portal to learning that allows teachers and students to experience the culture from the classroom or hom
Joyeuse Fête des Pères: French Vocabulary for Father's Day
Whereas France and the U.S. celebrate Mother’s Day on different days in May, both countries celebrate Father’s Day on the same day every year: the third Sunday of June. Known in France as Fête des Pères, young children often show appreciation for their fathers by making crafty items, such as ties and bow ties made out of paper and cardboard picture frames made from cereal boxes. Older children, like those in the U.S., will often buy their father a gift that they know he'd love. Needles

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