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9 French Phrases Native Speakers Never Use

9 French Phrases Native Speakers Never Use

It’s all fun and games until you accidentally say something insulting.
Multilinguish: Talking To Animals

Multilinguish: Talking To Animals

A look at the stunning complexity of animal language and our ability to communicate with our non-human friends.
“Sie” And “Du”: How To Use Them And Avoid A German Faux Pas

“Sie” And “Du”: How To Use Them And Avoid A German Faux Pas

Whether it’s with your in-laws or in the workplace, making the switch from the ‘Sie’ form of address to ‘Du’ is an age-old German dilemma. Here’s how I figured it out.
Un Día En Español 6: Fake Wedding In Montevideo

Un Día En Español 6: Fake Wedding In Montevideo

In this episode of our podcast for Spanish beginners, Martina takes us to the strangest wedding ever.
What’s a Tandem Partner And How Should I Get One?

What’s a Tandem Partner And How Should I Get One?

Simply put, a tandem partner speaks the language you want to practice, and seeks to practice the language you speak. Here’s my advice for finding one.
5 Things You Can Only Learn With Live Language Classes

5 Things You Can Only Learn With Live Language Classes

App-based learning is more popular and accessible than ever, but sometimes, live classes can really hit the spot.
What’s The Difference Between Britain, England And The UK?

What’s The Difference Between Britain, England And The UK?

To the uninitiated, terms like “British” and “English” might seem interchangeable, but they are not.
How To Use Movies To Learn A Language

How To Use Movies To Learn A Language

Netflix and chill? More like ‘Netflix and drill…your vocab.’
The 7 Best Films For Learning Indonesian

The 7 Best Films For Learning Indonesian

With romcoms, dramas, comedies and more, you have lots of options for watching movies in Indonesian.
How To Apologize In Dutch

How To Apologize In Dutch

One option is to literally just say ‘sorry.’
8 Little, Unexpected Benefits Of Learning A Language

8 Little, Unexpected Benefits Of Learning A Language

From talking to loved ones in their native language, to improving mental health, here are eight proven benefits of learning a language.
Un Día En Español 5: Surprise At The CN Tower

Un Día En Español 5: Surprise At The CN Tower

In this episode of our podcast for Spanish beginners, Ángela’s life changes forever atop a tower in Canada.
10 Of The Most Translated Books In The World

10 Of The Most Translated Books In The World

Unsurprisingly, children’s books and fairy tales dominate the list.
Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

German has lots of great, specific vocabulary. But don’t believe everything you read.
The 8 Best Films For Learning Norwegian

The 8 Best Films For Learning Norwegian

Take a break from studying with one of these excellent Norwegian movies.
What Is A Coup, Exactly?

What Is A Coup, Exactly?

Also, what exactly is the difference between a coup, an insurrection, and sedition? There are many terms that fall under the broad label of ‘overthrowing the government,’ but words don’t all mean the same thing.
How To Talk About Family In Swedish

How To Talk About Family In Swedish

Well, you see, there’s your mormor, your farmor, and then there’s your farfar and your morfar.
4 Ways To Learn A Language While Exercising (And Why It Helps!)

4 Ways To Learn A Language While Exercising (And Why It Helps!)

Did you know studying while exercising is linked to more effective language learning? Here are some tips for getting in shape and learning a new language — at the same time.
Multilinguish: Your Brain On Language

Multilinguish: Your Brain On Language

Brains! Language! It’s pretty complicated (but oh so elegant).