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Japanese-English False Friends

July 14, 2016
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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 …

Books on Island background

Chinese Vocabulary Quiz

July 10, 2016
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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 …

Portuguese Language

Spanish Comparatives

June 7, 2016
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In English, comparisons can take two forms: synthetic (smarter, lesser, etc.) and compound (more talented, less interesting, etc.). Spanish, however, has three comparative forms: superior, inferior, and equal.   Superiority …

Portuguese Language

Spanish Superlatives

June 1, 2016
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In Spanish, the comparative is used to express the relative value of two things. The superlative, however, makes no direct comparison. Instead, one thing is said to show some extreme, …

Teenage students studying foreign language

Imperfetto: The Italian Imperfect Tense

May 17, 2016
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The Italian imperfetto (imperfect) tense can express actions that lasted an indefinite amount of time in the past, habitual actions in the past, or expressions of age, time, and weather …

Teenage students studying foreign language

Spanish-Italian False Friends

April 20, 2016
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A speaker of one Romance language faces unique challenges when learning another. Among these is the false sense of security created by the large number of similarly-spelled words with similar …

Italian Irregular Verbs

April 16, 2016
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For this week’s lesson, we’re going to look at the conjugations and uses of some of the most common Italian irregular verbs. These include first conjugation irregular verbs, as well …