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The Ultimate Guide to Major Japanese Dialects

The Ultimate Guide to Major Japanese Dialects

If you live in the United States, you’ve probably noticed that someone from New Jersey doesn’t speak the same way as someone from California. This is because of dialects, or forms of language developed and used in specific regions. These dialects differ not only in accent but in vocabulary, grammatical structure, and slang (from “y’all” in the South to “hella” in Northern California). The same is true in Japan. A majority of Japanese students are familiar with the type of Japanese spo … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Major Japanese Dialects
If you live in the United States, you’ve probably noticed that someone from New Jersey doesn’t speak the same way as someone from California. This is because of dialects, or forms of language developed and used in specific regions. These dialects differ not only in accent but in vocabulary, grammatical structure, and slang (from “y’all” in the South to “hella” in Northern California). The same is true in Japan. A majority of Japanese students are familiar with the type of Japanese spo
La Famiglia: Useful Words & Phrases for the Family in Italian
Many beginning Italian students ask, "How do I talk about my family in Italian?" If you're asking the same question, you've come to the right place! Family plays a big role in the Italian culture, so you should certainly learn the words and phrases for describing yours. As you continue to learn the Italian language and culture, you’ll start to understand the importance of la famiglia. And soon you’ll be asked to describe your family to others. Review the helpful Italian phrases and
Taking Care of Business: 7 Essential Spanish Words for Business Professionals
Learning a new language has a number of benefits, and when you're studying a language like Spanish, it can also help you boost your professional career. Here are seven workplace vocabulary words with online Spanish tutor Montserrat P.... Navigating the professional business world can be complicated. Not only are there several different types of clients and companies, but there is also a huge network which expands across the world and across different languages. Learning Spanish can hel
Japanese Learning Hacks for Beginners
Want to learn Japanese but not sure where to start? As a beginner, it's essential to have effective strategies to help you make the most of your time. Try these learning hacks from language teacher Taro T... Learning any new language can be challenging, but one of the keys to success is how fast you can advance past the beginner stage. I say this from my experience learning English and Spanish. I was able to gain fluency in the two languages based on how fast I went from the beginner
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About French Cheese
What better snack to pair with your French study session than some authentic French cheese? Tutor Nadia B. shares everything you need to know about French cheese... Do you have a baguette and a wheel of brie? Well, just a minute, there. While there's nothing more French to us than bread and cheese, the world of French cheese is complex, fascinating, and delicious. Keep reading, and you'll learn how French cheeses are produced, how to choose an authentic French cheese, and about some of

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