26 April

Spanish Vocabulary Quiz Round Four

Test your Spanish vocabulary with this new matching exercise containing an additional thirty words. Match each Spanish word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. Check the …

17 April

More German-English False Friends

This week we’ll be turning our attention to another set of German-English false friends. As English is a Germanic language, there are many cognates between the two languages. However, this …

11 April

French Idioms

This week we’re going to look at ten more French idiomatic expressions. These basic idiomatic expressions will help you to increase your French comprehension and acceptance by native speakers. For …

04 April

More Portuguese-Spanish False Friends

Portuguese and Spanish are closely-related. The languages share a similar structure and many words have similar meanings. These similarities make watching out for false friends between the languages especially important. …

Books on Island background
27 March

Chinese-Japanese False Friends

In this lesson, we’re going to look at twenty false friends between Chinese logographic characters and Japanese kanji. Because the Japanese concept of kanji has its origins in the more …

15 March

More Common Japanese Loanwords

Loanwords are Japanese words that have been “borrowed” from other languages, usually English. Most loanwords are simply transliterations of their donor words. For example, コーヒー (kōhī) is the loanword for …

Japanese Green Tea
06 March

Common Japanese Loanwords

Loanwords are Japanese words that have been “borrowed” from other languages, usually English. Most loanwords are simply transliterations of their donor words. For example, コーヒー (kōhī) is the loanword for …

27 February

Spanish Diminutives and Augmentatives

In this lesson, we’re going to look at Spanish diminutives and augmentatives. These suffixes can be added to nouns, adjectives, and adverbs and usually indicate smaller and larger size, respectively. …

23 February

Japanese Vocabulary Quiz Round Three

Test your Japanese vocabulary with this new matching exercising containing an additional twenty-six words. Match each Japanese word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. We’ve included …