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Piercing the Mystery Around Russian Numerals

The numbers 40 and 90 in Russia hold a mystery in their meaning and usage. Unlock the keys to their enigmatic origins and definitions, allowing you to confidently use them in everyday conversation…

Top 3 Common Mandarin Mistakes

Many Mandarin foreign language students struggle with common mistakes that are recurring throughout conversations between learners. Are you one of them? Here we outline how to avoid these three common mistakes…

Vocabulary Tips: Building a New Language One Word at a Time

Words are the building blocks of any language, and having a strong vocabulary base is essential in improving yourself in a language. Learn to polish your speech and sprinkle it with a few fancy words to take your conversations to the next level…

5 Important Things You Should Remember When Asking Questions in Spanish

Do you find it difficult to ask questions in Spanish? Have you ever been confused as to which word or sentence order to use? Does it feel like you are the only student who struggles with it? Find a solution to all your questions here…

Insights and Vocabulary for Understanding Le Tour de France in French

Summer in France raises thoughts of nice vacations, the sea, and hot weather. But, what makes the season even more special is one of France's most important cultural and sport events: Le Tour de France. In this article, you'll learn about Tour de France vocabulary, phrases, and what they don't show on TV...

15 Common English Mistakes made by Russian Speakers

15 типичных ошибок русских при изучении английского языка Due to the particular differences in grammar between English and Russian, there are a number of common mistakes that native Russian speakers learning English often make. Find out what they are and how to correct them to sound like a native English speaker.

Advice from a Native Speaker on Learning Chinese: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing

Speaking alone is not enough to raise your level. You also need to read and listen to increase your exposure to the language. If advanced or native-level fluency is your goal, start with pinyin and characters, and then try these methods of practicing ...

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Russian Idioms about the Body: Eyes (Глаза)

In Russian, there are a lot of idioms that deal with the body, particularly the eyes. Most of our information comes from our visual perception. Let’s try to understand how «eyes\ глаза» are reflected in the language “picture” of Russian ...

Advice for English Speakers Learning French

Do you find that French pronunciations are hard to master? Here we break down the French code, from each letter in the alphabet, to each accent, to each combination, and even more…

Living the Dolce Vita

Have you ever realized that many foreign words had been borrowed and adapted into today’s English? Dive into the Dolce Vita - the Sweet Life of a vacationer, exploring through the vast pool of words originating from other languages…

10 Things You Can Do to Become Confident Speaking Spanish

Confidence is key, but confidence certainly isn’t free. Confidence comes with a price—time, effort, and intention. Here we encourage you to increase your confidence in speaking Spanish through a variety of methods…

Give Yourself a Sporting Chance! Sports Idioms in English

As the FIFA World Cup takes center stage for the avid sports fans glued to their TV screens, why not take it to the next level? Expand your English arsenal with practical sports idioms that can be used in everyday conversation, and may even give you a boost in your next interview! The ball is in your court…

Learning Russian Through Film

It’s no secret that when you’re bored of textbooks and grammar exercises, it’s high time to switch on the TV to watch some Russian films. If you feel confident enough to get familiar with original Russian films, then you may choose something from this list ...

Introduction to Chinese Cuisine

China has a history of more than four thousand years, and the Chinese people have established colorful culture. Chinese cuisine is an indispensable part of it. Here is a general introduction to Chinese cuisine and cooking culture...

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Ville Lumière et Ville des Lumières: Locutions in French

You don’t really know French until you understand and know how to use locutions. A locution is two or more words--when used together--that form a specific, unified meaning. You already know some of them, like “pomme de terre” ...