Learn Language Online: French Links of the Week 8/21/2015
Bon weekend! To kick off your French-learning fun, here are the best and most interesting Francophile links from around the web.
3 Fun and Common French Idioms With Animals - Camille Chevalier-Karfis
Idioms in other languages are endlessly intriguing, and these three French expressions are no exception. What do you think "les poules aurant des dents" (the hens have teeth) could mean?
6 Tips on How to Read in French Like a Boss - Frédéric Bibard
Learning to read in a second langua
Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Romaji
When learning Japanese you're introduced to several writing systems, including hiragana, katakana, kanji, and finally - romaji.
Romaji simply means "Roman characters." You will typically use romaji when you type out Japanese sentences using a keyboard.
"Romaji is the representation of Japanese sounds using the western, 26-letter alphabet," says Donald Ash, creator of TheJapanGuy.com. "Romaji puts Japanese into a format that most Westerners can read and understand."
Although romaji i
When You Translate French to English Watch Out for These 3 Things
French is one of the most beautiful of the romance languages. Spoken as the official language in 29 countries, French is the second most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union.
Learning to speak and understand any language is a process of immersion.
To truly understand and be able to translate French to English means understanding French culture and the idiosyncrasies of the language. One highly effective method for truly understanding a language beyond simply speaking it i
Japanese Honorifics: Formal & Informal Name Suffixes
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, we break 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, and other labels.
The Korean Future Tense Part 4: The Future Presumptive
In part four of our four-part Korean grammar series on describing the future in Korean, language teacher Bryce J. explains how to use the future-presumptive tense in Korean.
Before you learn about the future-presumptive tense, make sure you review the other future tenses in Korean:
The Korean Future Tense Part 1: The Probable Future
The Korean Future Tense Part 2: Definite Future
The Korean Future Tense Part 3: Immediate Future
The Future Presumptive
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