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Japanese Grammar for Beginners: Learn to Conjugate Japanese Verbs

Japanese Grammar for Beginners: Learn to Conjugate Japanese Verbs

If you're learning Japanese, here's some good news: Conjugating Japanese verbs is much easier than you think! Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. shares some simple tips to help you conjugate Japanese verbs... I love conjugating Japanese verbs. Why? In most romance languages, conjugations are based on tons of factors, including subject, number, and even gender. For example, in Italian, "I am tired" is Io sono stanca; but if you are male, it's Io sono stanco. If there are several spea … Read More

Japanese Grammar for Beginners: Learn to Conjugate Japanese Verbs
If you're learning Japanese, here's some good news: Conjugating Japanese verbs is much easier than you think! Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. shares some simple tips to help you conjugate Japanese verbs... I love conjugating Japanese verbs. Why? In most romance languages, conjugations are based on tons of factors, including subject, number, and even gender. For example, in Italian, "I am tired" is Io sono stanca; but if you are male, it's Io sono stanco. If there are several spea
5 Common Italian Grammar Mistakes That Even Natives Make
Don't pick up any grammatical bad habits when visiting abroad. Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. shares 5 common Italian grammar mistakes natives often make... Spending your vacation in Italy is amazing, both for the breathtaking landscapes and the opportunity to improve your Italian language skills. When learning Italian through immersion, however, itÂ’s necessary to know that even native speakers make some pronunciation and grammar mistakes. It is extremely important to recognize th
French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple
There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense... The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in English. For example: J'allai au magasin. I went to the store. Je couru deux kilometres. I ran two kilometers. The passé simple is similar to the simple past i
What Can You Do With a Degree in Spanish? | The Lowdown
Having trouble deciding on your major for college? If studying Spanish further interests you, you might be wondering, "What can I do with a Spanish degree?" Check out your options -- and the benefits of a degree in Spanish -- in this guest post by Carmichael, CA Spanish tutor Joan B...   Spanish is a field in bloom, as the number of Spanish speakers in the United States continues to grow. Getting a Bachelor's degree in Spanish can open up a wide variety of career paths, and a Spanish
Japanese Etiquette: How to Be a Polite House Guest
Every culture has its own set of social graces, and following rules and minding your manners can prevent awkward encounters. So whether you're taking Japanese lessons or you're just interested in other cultures, learn essential Japanese etiquette with Montgomery, TX teacher Emily G... There are some specific cultural rules you should keep in mind when you visit a Japanese person's home. Japanese etiquette is incredibly important, unfortunately it's not always as intuitive as you might thi

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