5 Tips to Stay Motivated in Learning Language

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 with your language studies. 1. Travel to the country the language is spoken When you are really in that country and see people speaking the language you are learning, you will […]

Color names in different languages

Color names in different languages

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 basic colour categories In English, there are 11 basic colour categories* (red, orange, brown, yellow, green, blue,  purple, pink, black, gray, and white). But in Russian and Greek, they have 13 with […]

3 Reasons Why We Should Learn Foreign Languages

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 totally agree with this opinion. 1. Machine cannot translate everything  Machine translation is very convenient and I don’t deny to use machine translation at all. It is very useful and sometimes […]

How to Say HELLO in 50 Languages? – Only One Word to Learn Before Traveling Abroad

How to Say HELLO in 50 Languages? – Only One Word to Learn Before Traveling Abroad

Do you like traveling? Why? You want to explore new places, eat tasty food or have a relaxing time? To have a good time in foreign countries, you should memorise only one phrase, “Hello” in local language. It is a magic word which can make your whole trip experience totally different! When I go foreign countries, I always check and memorize how to say “Hello” […]

How to say “Thank you” in 50 Languages?

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 English, you are putting a big smile on their faces 🙂    “Thank you” is a such magic word to show your appreciation and respect for the local and their culture. […]

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 […]