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Read The World: 10 Books About Rome

Read The World: 10 Books About Rome

All books lead to Rome. Well, these ones do, anyway.
What Are The Differences Between An Aussie And Kiwi Accent?

What Are The Differences Between An Aussie And Kiwi Accent?

The New Zealand and Australian accent are close, but mistaking one for the other is a big faux pas. Here’s how to keep them straight.
10 Portuguese Proverbs To Add To Your Vocabulary

10 Portuguese Proverbs To Add To Your Vocabulary

Adding a few proverbs to your lexicon will make you sound like a natural.
A Pronunciation Guide To The Dutch Alphabet

A Pronunciation Guide To The Dutch Alphabet

Don’t let the double vowels and proliferation of J’s scare you! The Dutch alphabet isn’t too hard to learn.
Un Día En Español 23: A New Life Over The Atlantic

Un Día En Español 23: A New Life Over The Atlantic

Michelle takes a big leap of faith by migrating across the world. Will she learn to adjust in the face of adversity?
Let’s Bust Some Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

Let’s Bust Some Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

Does growing up with more than one language delay cognitive development or enhance it? We dig into some scientific studies on bilingualism to separate fact from fiction.
The 5 Best Inspirational Language Quotes

The 5 Best Inspirational Language Quotes

Are you trying to learn a language, but need some inspiration? These 5 kernels of wisdom are sure to motivate!
7 Things Italian Can’t Do (But Other Languages Can)

7 Things Italian Can’t Do (But Other Languages Can)

Despite the Italian language’s prestige, it has a few limitations that may seem bizarre to those who study it.
Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Writers?

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Writers?

We assure you a robot did not write this article.
8 German Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not German)

8 German Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not German)

We chose the most difficult German words we could find and asked people learning German to pronounce them. Here’s what happened, with pronunciation tips below.
What Is Transliteration, And How Do You Do It?

What Is Transliteration, And How Do You Do It?

Transliteration may seem complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. Well, most of the time it is.
Common Hand Gestures To Avoid Abroad

Common Hand Gestures To Avoid Abroad

Here are some handy tips for traveling overseas.
7 Things English Can’t Do (That Other Languages Can)

7 Things English Can’t Do (That Other Languages Can)

English is as capable as any language of communicating complex ideas. But there’s still plenty of stuff that’s impossible for the language to do.
A Helpful Guide To French Animal Sounds

A Helpful Guide To French Animal Sounds

With a meugle meugle here and a grogne grogne there, here’s our guide to animal sounds in French.
What Are The Least Spoken Languages In The World?

What Are The Least Spoken Languages In The World?

There are many endangered languages in the world — languages spoken by a small group of people or even only one person. Here’s what’s being done to save them from the brink of extinction.
How To Ask Someone Out In Italian

How To Ask Someone Out In Italian

When the moon hits your eye and you smoothly deploy a pick-up line in Italian, that’s amore.
Un Día En Español 22: Death Was Not A Beach

Un Día En Español 22: Death Was Not A Beach

Silvia recounts a story of facing her own mortality at a young age — and the solace found in a familiar staple of her childhood.
Read The World: 10 Books About Paris

Read The World: 10 Books About Paris

Whatever your genre, you’ll find a book worth picking up about the city of lights.
7 Portuguese Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Brazilian)

7 Portuguese Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Brazilian)

Learn Portuguese pronunciation by jumping into the deep end.