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Italian Vocabulary Quiz

March 28, 2016
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This week’s quiz covers thirty common Italian words. Match each Italian word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. As always, watch out for false friends. Italian …

German Vocabulary Quiz

March 7, 2016
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This week’s quiz covers twenty-six common German words. Match each German word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. German and English have many true cognates, so …

German-English False Friends

February 29, 2016
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This week we’ll be turning out attention to another language with a large number of false friends with English: German. As English is a Germanic language, there are many cognates …

Falso Amico: Italian-English False Friends

February 23, 2016
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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 …

Portuguese-Spanish False Friends

February 10, 2016
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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. …

French Vocabulary Quiz Round Three

January 9, 2016
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Test your French vocabulary with this new matching exercise containing an additional twenty-six words. Match each French word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. Check the …

The French Past Anterior

January 5, 2016
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In French, the past anterior has the same function as the past perfect. Unlike the past perfect, however, the past anterior is used only in academic, literary, and historical writing. …

The French Imperative

January 4, 2016
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This week we’re going to show how to conjugate the French imperative. This mood is used to give orders, make requests and recommendations, express desires, and offer advice. Conjugating the …

Spanish Vocabulary Quiz Round Three

December 22, 2015
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Test your Spanish vocabulary with this new matching exercise containing an additional twenty-six words. Match each Spanish word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. Check the …