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Same Words in Spanish and Italian

Probably you have heard that Spanish and Italian are quite similar languages. It’s true that they are both Romance languages, which means they are derived from Latin. There are tons of similar vocabulary between...

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4 Reasons Why Kanji is Easier than English Words

Do you think Japanese Kanji(漢字) is too complicated and hard to memorise?  It’s true that there are uncountable Kanjis and each Kanji has multiple pronunciations, but there are also numerous English vocabulary.  In fact,...

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Simple Word in Other Languages Can Mean Different

Probably you know that we cannot translate everything to other languages. There are many untranslatable words in each languages. However, do you know that even translatable words may not have exactly the same meaning...

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How to Call “I” and “You” in Japanese?

Probably you learned that “I = わたし(watashi), you = あなた(anata)”. It’s correct, but not always appropriate. It’s because not only Japanese often omit the subject, but also personal pronouns are not used as often...

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5 Tips to Stay Motivated in Learning Language

There are reasons to start learning languages, but everyone’s motivation sometimes runs out. How to stay motivated when you feel like quitting? Here are 5 tips that would help you get back on track...

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Colour Names in Languages Can be Different!

Don’t you think the colour of carrot is orange from eye to eye? Cucumbers are all green instead of blue? Believe it or not, colour names can be different in various languages. Numbers of...

3 Reasons Why We Should Learn Foreign Languages

Many people say that we don’t need to learn languages anymore because AI (artificial intelligence) technology is developing, and more and more translation / interpretation tools will be available near future. However, I cannot...

How to say “Thank you” in 50 Languages?

When we travel foreign countries, we often don’t know how to speak local language and it’s hard to communicate with local people. However, if you say “Thank you” in their language instead of in...

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Football in 50 Languages

Football (Soccer) is the most popular sport in the world. There are 250 million players in over 200 countries. How does it called in different countries? Here you will find Football in 50 languages....

5 Reasons Why Japanese is Not Difficult to Learn

Japanese has a reputation for being hard to learn. It’s true that learning the writing system is challenging, but it’s just one of the many aspects of Japanese. Actually, Japanese is surprisingly simple and it...

30 Similar Words in Japanese and Korean

Have you heard that Japanese and Korean are similar languages? They are two different languages, but there are many similarities, especially in grammar and vocabulary. If you know either Japanese or Korean language, it...

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Chinese Mandarin vs Taiwanese Mandarin

Chinese Mandarin is getting more and more popular to be learnt worldwide.But do you know the Chinese used in mainland China and in Taiwan are not the same? One of the biggest difference is...

Portuguese in Portugal vs Brazilian Portuguese

Portuguese is spoken in Portugal, Brazil and several countries around the world. Portuguese in Portugal and Brazil are not as similar to each other as British and American English. Written Portuguese is not that...