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Essential French Vocabulary: Greetings, Introductions, and More Social Phrases

Essential French Vocabulary: Greetings, Introductions, and More Social Phrases

Ready to say hello to the French-speaking world? Heading to a French-speaking country soon? Chances are you'd love to get a head start on some useful French greetings and phrases. In this article, we'll cover the most important French vocabulary you'll need for greetings, farewells, and introductory phrases, in addition to a few others just for fun. But first - check out this quick video tutorial for some helpful pronunciation tips! 1) Bonjour! Hello! This is probably the most univer … Read More

Essential French Vocabulary: Greetings, Introductions, and More Social Phrases
Ready to say hello to the French-speaking world? Heading to a French-speaking country soon? Chances are you'd love to get a head start on some useful French greetings and phrases. In this article, we'll cover the most important French vocabulary you'll need for greetings, farewells, and introductory phrases, in addition to a few others just for fun. But first - check out this quick video tutorial for some helpful pronunciation tips! 1) Bonjour! Hello! This is probably the most univer
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
Japanese Numbers: Learn How to Count 1-10 [Infographic]
Wondering how to read, write, and say Japanese numbers? When taking Japanese lessons, it's important to learn this basic Japanese vocabulary. Learning how to count from 1-10 is vital. How much does something cost? What time is it? How many apples do you want from the supermarket? All of these situations require numbers. The way you pronounce numbers in Japanese can vary depending on the situation, but the guidelines below will help you learn the basics. All About Japanese Numbers, 0-10 Z
4 Fun Italian Vocabulary Games for Kids
Is your child having trouble memorizing Italian vocabulary? Below, Italian tutor Nadia B. shares four fun games that will help your child learn vocabulary while still having fun... One of the keys to helping children learn Italian--or any language for that matter--is to keep it fun and encourage use of the language. The following Italian vocabulary games accomplish both goals. In between Italian lessons, play these fun games with your child. You never know, you might pick up a few Ital
Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Italian Customs and Etiquette: 30 Things You Need to Know
Are you planning a trip to Italy? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s important to be well prepared. And we're not just talking about making sure you have your passport and an extra pair of comfy shoes. Besides learning how to speak Italian, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with Italian customs and etiquette. After all, you don’t want to unknowingly offend anyone or get yourself into a sticky situation. Every country, including Italy, has its fair share of u

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