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Articles by John-Erik
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!
The 7 Most Common Embarrassing Mistakes That English Speakers Make in German — And How to Avoid Them!
Every English speaker makes mistakes when trying to speak German. We’re here to help you learn from them, avoid the most embarrassing ones and be a better traveler on your next vacation in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
Party Around The World: How To Celebrate Carnival In 6 Languages!
What comes to mind when you think of the word “Carnival?” Colorful ferris wheels, rickety tilt-a-whirls and rigged midway games? Internationally, “Carnival” has a very different meaning. Here’s your guide to the western world’s favorite week of debauched fun.
The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?
What makes a word a swear word? Why do we swear? What happens in your brain when you drop an F-bomb? Straight from Brooklyn, New York: the science of swearing.
5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills
From opera singers belting out Verdi to auctioneers speaking a mile a minute to shepherds whistling the latest news, we profile jobs with wildly different linguistic skill sets.
111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish
Spanish and English have been trading vocabulary (and culture) for centuries.
33 American Movies With Hilarious Titles In Other Languages
When film titles get translated into other languages, the results can get downright weird.
21 American English Phrases That Are, Like, Totally Useful To Know
Here are a few phrases that Americans say a lot — and what they mean.
10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert
Here’s some advice from Matthew Youlden, a polyglot who speaks nine languages.