Italian Grammar: Exploring Cognates and False Cognates
Italian grammar can be a tough thing for beginners to master. Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. gives a brief lesson in recognizing Italian cognates and false cognates...
Although English and Italian belong to two different language families, they have lexis similarities. In fact, it is estimated that around 30 percent of the English vocabulary comes from Romance and Latin sources.
It's for this exact reason why it is possible to find many cognates--or words that sound or are spelled th
5 Basic Rules of Italian Pronunciation
Learning new vocabulary doesn't get you far unless you know proper Italian pronunciation.
Italian is known for being one of the most beautiful languages, and learning how to correctly speak it is all about mastering the right sounds.
In this article, you'll learn the five basic rules of Italian pronunciation for beginners.
5 Rules for Italian Pronunciation
Let's take a look at five Italian pronunciation rules to help you better understand this language.
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French Grammar Rules: Conjugating Verbs in the Conditional
If you knew how, would you use the conditional in this sentence? French tutor Carol Beth L. can help you find the answer...
As a beginner or intermediate French speaker, you have likely come across various French verb tenses, such as le présent, passé composé, imparfait, futur, and perhaps even the subjunctive mood. These various features of French grammar express particular time frames, such as what is happening, happened, will happen, or even what may or may not happen. But what about e
10 Reasons Why Learning to Speak German is Worth the Pain [Infographic]
People often say that German is one of the most difficult languages for English speakers to learnand theyre right! Learning how to speak German can be quite difficult, especially for those who arent yet fluent in other foreign languages.
So what makes learning German such a challenge? People are most intimidated by German grammar and pronunciation. Complex German cases and gender rules can easily trip up the most seasoned language learner.
Just because learning German can be challenging
C'est la Fête Nationale: French Vocabulary for Bastille Day
Perhaps you've heard of Bastille Day, the French national holiday in July. Tutor Annie A. shares history and vocabulary to help you observe this holiday like the French do...
The History of Bastille Day
Bastille Day, or le quatorze juillet as they say in France, commemorates the storming of Bastille on July 14, 1789 by the French masses.
The Bastille was a fortified prison where political prisoners were usually kept - some even without the formality of a trial. There were seven pris