French Vocabulary Hacks: How to Tell if a Word is Masculine or Feminine
How can a word be masculine or feminine, and how do you tell the difference? Tutor Willy M. shares some secrets to help you memorize your French vocabulary...
One of the hardest things for many students of French to learn is how to tell the difference between masculine and feminine French nouns. Gender with regards to words is not something we spend a lot of time thinking about in English, but in French vocabulary every single noun will have either a masculine gender or a feminine gender. Wor
Joyeuse Fête des Pères: French Vocabulary for Father's Day
Whereas France and the U.S. celebrate Mothers Day on different days in May, both countries celebrate Fathers 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.
Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Honorifics
When learning to speak Japanese, you'll come across suffixes used to address people called "honorifics." While these may seem confusing at first, they aren't that difficult to learn. Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. breaks down Japanese honorifics for beginners...
Japanese honorifics arent as scary as they seem. Think of them like the English title prefixes (Miss, Sir, Dr., etc.). Japanese honorifics are simply a collection of suffixes that get tacked onto the end of names, titles,
French Pronunciation Guide: When to Pronounce the Letter T
French pronunciation is full of little tricks that trip beginners up. Tutor Annie A. shares her tips for pronouncing the letter T...
Try reading the following French words aloud: tarte, partons, portions, democratie, septieme, mangeaient, amitie, and vert. Do you pronounce all the T's in the same way? Do you pronounce them at all?
There are no simple answers, and you will run into many questions about the letter T as you practice proper French pronunciation. There are many different rules
Help! What to Do if You Get Nervous When Speaking Spanish
Do you get nervous when you have to speak Spanish, even if you've taken months -- or years -- of classes or lessons? You're not alone. Read on as Spanish tutor Emmanuel N. shares his tips for battling your nerves and becoming more confident...
When it comes to speaking a language, there are two ways of being good at it the more scholastic way (reading, writing, and speaking all 'by the book') and the more laymans way (mostly conversation-centered, using the common vernacular of a