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What Are The Differences Between Canadian And American English?

What Are The Differences Between Canadian And American English?

Is Canadian English its own language variety? And if so, what makes it different?
How To Talk About Family In Indonesian

How To Talk About Family In Indonesian

Bonus perk: You’ll also learn good manners.
Un Día En Español 11: Journey To Monkey Island

Un Día En Español 11: Journey To Monkey Island

In this episode, Karina’s trip to a wildlife refuge in the Amazon turns into a harrowing misadventure.
Are Gendered Words like “Mankind” Inherently Sexist?

Are Gendered Words like “Mankind” Inherently Sexist?

When job descriptions like “fireman” or “chairman” are the norm, these words inherently suggest that these roles are geared towards men — not women or gender non-conforming people.
Mummerset, Mockney And Other Fake Accents

Mummerset, Mockney And Other Fake Accents

Is someone’s accent sounding a little off to you? They might be using one of these.
Owning Language: The Weird World Of Trademarking Words

Owning Language: The Weird World Of Trademarking Words

We’re surrounded by words and phrases that have been copyrighted, from company names to catchphrases. But what does it mean to actually own a piece of language?
The 6 Hardest Languages For English Speakers To Learn

The 6 Hardest Languages For English Speakers To Learn

Want to take on a new challenge? These 6 languages are the most difficult for English speakers to learn.
8 Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2021 If You’re Learning French

8 Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2021 If You’re Learning French

Whether Francophone influencers or straightforward vocabulary lessons are more your truc, add any one of these accounts to get more Gallic grammar going in 2021.
6 Spanish Phrases Native Speakers Never Use

6 Spanish Phrases Native Speakers Never Use

Attaching an ‘o’ to a word does not make it Spanish. And it’s not very funny, either.
9 Easiest Languages For English Speakers To Learn

9 Easiest Languages For English Speakers To Learn

Can’t decide which new language to take up? Give yourself a break by learning one of these languages that are easy for English speakers to master!
Multilinguish: Lies Your Language Teacher Told You

Multilinguish: Lies Your Language Teacher Told You

Your language teacher probably meant well. They also probably lied to you a little.
Un Día En Español 10: The Great Empanada Bake Off

Un Día En Español 10: The Great Empanada Bake Off

In this episode of our beginner Spanish podcast, Tomás and his friends are desperate to raise money for a school trip.
Should Berlin Be A Bilingual City?

Should Berlin Be A Bilingual City?

Official stats show that around 35 percent of the population, or 1.3 million residents, now have foreign roots. Could Berlin be on its way to becoming an officially bilingual city?
How To Talk About Family In Danish

How To Talk About Family In Danish

Hygge is often a family affair.
What Are The Parts Of Speech?

What Are The Parts Of Speech?

It’s time for a refresher on the difference between adjectives and adverbs.
How Many People Speak Russian, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Russian, And Where Is It Spoken?

The Russian language is kind of a big deal in the global scene — statistically speaking. Here’s a numerical case for why you might want to put some Russki in your back pocket.
Making Space For Europe’s Endangered Languages

Making Space For Europe’s Endangered Languages

“Northern Sámi is, in fact, a living language, spoken by regular people like myself and my family at home. And as long as it’s being spoken, it can never be dying.”