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 …

29 August

French Idioms

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 …

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 …

01 August

Chengyu: Chinese Idioms

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 …

17 July

More Japanese-English False Friends

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 …