Japanese Green Tea
06 June

More Japanese Idioms

In this lesson, we’re going to look at ten more commonly-used Japanese idiomatic expressions. Knowing basic idioms can increase your understanding of any language, not to mention your degree of …

25 May

Spanish Idioms

In this lesson, we’re going to examine the meanings behind ten more Spanish idioms. Knowing basic idiomatic expressions can increase your understanding of any language, not to mention your degree …

Great Wall of China
25 May

Chinese Vocabulary Quiz Round 2

Test your Chinese vocabulary with this new matching exercise containing an additional twenty-six core Chinese words. Match each Chinese word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. …

Japanese Green Tea
16 May

Yet More Japanese-English False Friends

  As we’ve talked about in the past, Japanese-English false friends are largely the result of how the Japanese language assimilates foreign words. A word with no native Japanese equivalent …

28 April

Falso Amico: Italian-English False Friends Part 2

Italian and English possess are surprisingly-large number of cognates. Italian words such as farmacia (pharmacy), intelligente (intelligent), and necessario (necessary) mean exactly what a native English speaker would expect them …

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. …