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Spanish Idioms

May 25, 2017
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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 …

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Chinese Vocabulary Quiz Round 2

May 25, 2017
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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. …

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Yet More Japanese-English False Friends

May 16, 2017
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  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 …

Falso Amico: Italian-English False Friends Part 2

April 28, 2017
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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 …

Spanish Vocabulary Quiz Round Four

April 26, 2017
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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 …

More German-English False Friends

April 17, 2017
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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 …

French Idioms

April 11, 2017
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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 …

More Portuguese-Spanish False Friends

April 4, 2017
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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. …

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Chinese-Japanese False Friends

March 27, 2017
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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 …