Football in 50 Languages

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. Language Afrikaans sokker Albanian futboll Arabic كرة القدم (kurat alqadam) Armenian ֆուտբոլ Bengali সকার / ফুটবল (sakāra / phuṭabala) Bosnian nogomet Cantonese 足球 (juk1 kau4) Catalan futbol Chinese (Simplified) 足球 (Zúqiú) […]

5 Reasons Why Learning French is easier than you think

5 Reasons Why Learning French is easier than you think

Have you heard that French is hard to learn? Genders, Conjugations, Pronunciation ….all sounds complicated? I am a Japanese who know English and leaned French from zero. From my experience, learning French is not as difficult as we imagine. Here are 5 reasons why we don’t need to have fears to learn French at all. 1. Plenty of same vocabulary with English French and English […]

5 Reasons Why Japanese is Not Difficult to Learn

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 can be much easier than other languages. Here are 5 reasons why Japanese is easy to learn. 1. Simple pronunciation Japanese has 45 basic syllables. Does it sound a lot compare […]

Similar Words in Japanese and Korean – 30 Similar Vocabulary List

Similar Words in Japanese and Korean – 30 Similar Vocabulary List

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 would be much easier to learn the other one. Here you will find 30 examples of similar sounding words. English Japanese Korean giraffe キリン kirin 기린 girin insects 昆虫 konchū 곤충 […]

Similar Words in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean

Similar Words in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean

There are many similar sounding words between two languages among Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean languages. That means, there are words which sound similar in all three languages! Here you will find 23 examples of similar sounding words. English Japanese Chinese Mandarin Korean zoo 動物園 dōbutsu-en  动物园 Dòngwùyuán 동물원 dongmul-won library 図書館 tosho-kan  图书馆 túshū guǎn 도서관 doseogwan cheers 乾杯 kanpai  干杯 gānbēi 건배 geonbae time […]

Chinese Mandarin vs Cantonese – 40 Different Vocabulary List

Chinese Mandarin vs Cantonese – 40 Different Vocabulary List

Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong province in China and also widely spoken in Southeast Asia by overseas Chinese. Although Cantonese shares some vocabulary with Mandarin, there are a lot of words which are completely different. Especially there are many words borrowed from English in Cantonese. Here you will find 40 examples of differences in vocabulary. English Mandarin Cantonese tomato 西红柿 蕃茄 potato 土豆 薯仔 […]

Chinese Mandarin vs Taiwanese Mandarin – 30 Different Vocabulary List

Chinese Mandarin vs Taiwanese Mandarin – 30 Different Vocabulary List

Chinese Mandarin is getting more and more popular language to learn in the world. Do you know that Mandarin in mainland China and in Taiwan is not the same? One of the biggest difference is the writing. Simplified Chinese characters are used in mainland China, and traditional Chinese characters are used in Taiwan. However, it’s not only that! They also use different vocabulary. Here you […]

Portuguese in Portugal vs Brazilian Portuguese – 50 Different Vocabulary List

Portuguese in Portugal vs Brazilian Portuguese – 50 Different Vocabulary List

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 difficult, but spoken Portuguese can be quite hard to understand each other. Some words are completely different in two Portuguese languages. Here you will find 50 examples of differences in vocabulary […]

Spanish in Spain vs Latin American Spanish – 50 Different Vocabulary List

Spanish in Spain vs Latin American Spanish – 50 Different Vocabulary List

Spanish is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. Spanish speakers can all understand each other in Spain, Mexico or other countries in Latin America, but there are some differences between the Spanish in Spain and in Latin America. Here you will find 50 examples of differences in vocabulary and spelling.   English Spain Latin America potato patata papa mushroom champiñón hongos radish […]

British English vs American English – 40 Differences in Basic Vocabulary and Spelling

British English vs American English – 40 Differences in Basic Vocabulary and Spelling

Although UK English and US English are generally mutually intelligible, British and American spelling and vocabulary differ in many areas.  Here you will find 40 examples of differences in vocabulary and spelling. Vocabulary British American lift elevator underground subway chips french fries crisps potato chips aubergine eggplant courgette zucchini cock rooster waiter server note bill luggage baggage parcel package cooker stove tap faucet duvet comforter […]