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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 …

Great Wall of China

Phrases for Celebrating Chinese New Year

January 17, 2017
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In the previous lesson, we looked at the Chinese zodiac and its importance to Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival. This week, we’re going to provide some useful phrases …

Japanese Green Tea

Japanese Vocabulary Quiz Round Two

September 8, 2016
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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 …

French Idioms

August 29, 2016
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This week we’ll conclude our journey through idiomatic expressions by examining ten frequently-used French idioms. These basic idiomatic expressions will help you to increase your French comprehension and acceptance by …

Spanish Idioms

August 15, 2016
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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 …

Chengyu: Chinese Idioms

August 1, 2016
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Chengyu (成语) are Chinese idiomatic expressions, usually consisting of four characters. They are equivalent to simple English idioms, such as “when it rains, it pours” and “don’t judge a book …

More Japanese-English False Friends

July 17, 2016
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In this week’s lesson, we’re going to look at another half-dozen Japanese-English false friends. As we talked about last week, Japanese-English false friends are largely the result of how the …