10 Famous Japanese Expressions (and What They Really Mean)
You've probably heard the well-known idioms and expressions of wisdom in English. Phrases like "don't count your chickens before they hatch" and "don't put all your eggs in one basket." But these words of wisdom aren't exclusive to English. Here, Japanese teacher Kaoru N. explains the meaning behind 10 famous Japanese expressions...
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"A frog in a well never knows the vast ocean."
There was a frog who was born in a
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
30+ Cinco de Mayo Activities, Worksheets, & Recipes for Kids
Countdown to Cinco de Mayo! If you're a Spanish teacher, a private tutor, or a parent teaching Spanish to your child, this is a great time of the year to focus on Mexico's rich history. Whether you're looking for printables, games, Cinco de Mayo vocabulary, or traditional recipes to try, we've rounded up the best of the best to explore with your kids!
But First, Why Do We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is celebrated in both the U.S. and Mexico. This day, the 5th o
12 Japanese Holidays and Celebrations [Infographic]
From January through December, there are many ways to participate in Japans special occasions. So if you're taking Japanese lessons, make sure you get in on the fun! Mark your calendar, here are 12 Japanese holidays you should remember.
Ganjitsu - New Year's Day
People around the world celebrate New Years Eve and New Year's Day. In Japan, many businesses remain closed until the 3rd, and there are all types of parties and traditions.
Japanese people view each year as a fre
Yikes! Don't Confuse These 7 Tricky Spanish Words
As a beginner learning Spanish, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by new vocabulary. How do you keep track of all of the Spanish words and meanings? Not to mention all the false cognates that are out there!
Fortunately, with practice, Spanish words and phrases will become like second nature to you. Just watch out for the tricky word pairs! For a helpful lesson, our friends at Lingolistic recently shared an article with us with some words that are particularly confusing for beginners. Here are