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WaniKani Review: Excellent (But Ugly) Kanji + Vocab Trainer

September 24, 2020
Japanese
This review of WaniKani examines its course quality and effectiveness, answering the questions: is WaniKani worth it? Does it work?

Japanese Onomatopoeia: Guide To Mimetic Words, Manga + More

August 23, 2020
Japanese
Using Japanese onomatopoeia, or words that imitate sounds, is a great way to add some flair and vivid descriptions to your Japanese speaking or writing.

How To Learn German With English Similarities, Cognates And Etymology

June 05, 2019
German
It's very true that the English and German languages historically and etymologically have the same origins. This can benefit you as a learner of German.

How Cooking Has Helped Me Learn To Speak Russian

April 13, 2018
Russian
If you’ve ever taken a language class and the teacher has asked you to roleplay visiting a doctor or attending a job interview, then you’ve seen task-based learning in action. Cooking in the target language is essentially the same type of lesson.

How To Tell The Difference Between European And Brazilian Portuguese

March 21, 2017
Portuguese
Although Brazil and Portugal share the greater part of the language, there are many variations both spoken and written.

How Much Vocab Do You Actually Need To Speak A Foreign Language?

July 09, 2016
If your goal in learning is getting to a level of basic holiday-style communication, it’s better to reduce the time spent looking at verb tables and conjugation patterns.

10 Reasons Why The Russian Language Isn't That Difficult

April 22, 2016
Russian
Today I'm going to convince you that Russian is actually far easier to learn than you've been led to believe.

How Different Is Moroccan Arabic To The Other Dialects, Really?

January 20, 2016
Arabic
This will help you if you're switching Arabic dialects to Moroccan or considering which dialect to learn.

7 Huge Differences Between European and Latin American Spanish

May 25, 2015
Spanish
Here are 7 huge differences between European and Latin American Spanish that you should know about if you're learning the language.

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