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 …

Japanese Green Tea
08 September

Japanese Vocabulary Quiz Round Two

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 …

23 August

Italian Idioms

Continuing our journey through idiomatic expressions, this week we’ll look at twelve common Italian idioms. As in English, idiomatic expressions are phrases whose literal meanings bear little, if any, relation …

15 August

Spanish Idioms

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

14 July

Japanese-English False Friends

In this week’s lesson, we’re going to examine eight Japanese-English false friends. False friends in Japanese are a bit different than false friends in other languages. False friends between English …

Japanese Green Tea
11 July

Japanese Vocabulary Quiz

This week’s quiz contains twenty-six words that all beginning Japanese language learners should know. Match each Japanese word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. We’ve included …

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10 July

Chinese Vocabulary Quiz

Test your Chinese vocabulary with this matching exercise containing twenty-six core Chinese words. Match each Chinese word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. We’ve included Pinyin …