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  • Using apps to help you learn Japanese keeps your motivation up and helps you learn more quickly. Use this list to grab the best Japanese language apps for iPhone and Android.

    Best Apps for Learning Japanese

    Best Apps for Learning Japanese

    by Kymberly Fergusson14

  • For the majority of learners, the subjunctive is the most difficult aspect of Spanish grammar to master. Here is a comprehensive guide of the Spanish subjunctive that will aid your studies.

    The Spanish Subjunctive Explained With Examples

    The Spanish Subjunctive Explained With Examples

    by Virginia Matteo0

  • I don't know about you, but I'm completely obsessed with finding out where words come from. The study of word origin is known as 'etymology.'

    10 Words With Interesting Etymologies

    10 Words With Interesting Etymologies

    by Matt Shaw4

  • Reasons students should consider majoring in Spanish including what you can do with a Spanish major and how you can leverage your degree in your future career after graduation.

    Majoring in Spanish will Help Your Future Career

    Majoring in Spanish will Help Your Future Career

    by WheelerWife13

  • The Brummie accent is one of many regional accents spoken within the UK. There are millions of speakers, and yet little is known of it outside of Birmingham.

    A Guide to the Brummie Accent and Slang

    A Guide to the Brummie Accent and Slang

    by James Kenny4

  • My hub is all about Basic Kuwaiti Arabic words and phrases that I learnt in Kuwait when I worked there years ago and I am going to translate them in English. It was easier to learn the spoken Arabic language first by learning the Arabic words and phrases then use them in sentences later.

    Basic Kuwaiti Arabic Words and Phrases in English

    Basic Kuwaiti Arabic Words and Phrases in English

    by Linda Bryen110

  • Spanish Lesson Thirty: Writing About Yourself. This lesson concentrates on writing a paragraph describing what kind of person you are, where you're from, where you've been, and what you want to become when you grow older. It's useful for everyone! Take a look...

    Spanish Lesson Thirty: How to Write About Yourself

    Spanish Lesson Thirty: How to Write About Yourself

    by A.E. Williams1

  • Chinese culture is full of symbolisms derived from amalgamations of Chinese characters or folkloric worship. Here are 9 Chinese Symbols you are likely to come across during your China vacation.

    9 Chinese Symbols to Know for Your China Vacation

    9 Chinese Symbols to Know for Your China Vacation

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • Within the French language, there is really only one true irregular verb ending in -er! That verb is 'aller' - to go. It has its own unique set of endings for the different tenses. All the other -ER verbs have slight variations of the standard...

    Irregular French Verbs: -ELER, -ETER and -E_ER Verbs

    Irregular French Verbs: -ELER, -ETER and -E_ER Verbs

    by DK0

  • Let me be honest, learning a new language isn't easy, far from it. But, luckily for you, not all languages are equally difficult. Here is a list of the 5 easiest languages for English speakers.

    The 5 Easiest Languages for English Speakers

    The 5 Easiest Languages for English Speakers

    by Iman Malhi2

  • With self-confidence, motivation to communicate, and constant practice, people can become successful in learning a second language. This hub suggests ten characteristics of the good language learner.

    Ten Characteristics of the Good Language Learner

    Ten Characteristics of the Good Language Learner

    by Paul Richard Kuehn31

  • Simple, free German essays, ready to use straight away. Based upon my experience working at schools in the UK, this article covers the popular topic of writing about your house.

    Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

    Free German Essay on My House: Mein Haus

    by bongawonga13

  • English, as we know it, has been in use from about the 1400's. However, much of it vocabulary derives from a much older form of the language. This article traces the ways in which we still use Old English today.

    Old English and the Genesis of Modern English

    Old English and the Genesis of Modern English

    by Mary Phelan0

  • Different example texts in German of about 200 words you can use straight away and for free. With English translations to help you understand, and some handy vocabulary lists to save you some time!

    Free German Essay on My Holidays: Meine Ferien

    Free German Essay on My Holidays: Meine Ferien

    by bongawonga11

  • Begin by holding out your non-dominant hand out in a fist. Then use your dominant hand to clamp down on the wrist of the non-dominant hand. Begin by signing 'red' which is made by sliding the index finger down your chin. Next the four fingers are...

    American Sign Language: ASL Zombie Signs

    American Sign Language: ASL Zombie Signs

    by thelurkingmerchan14

  • A new series of essays to support you with your German homework at school. They are based upon my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 2 covers the popular topic of writing about your hobby.

    Free German Essay on Hobbies for GCSE—High School

    Free German Essay on Hobbies for GCSE—High School

    by bongawonga10

  • Everyone reads Regency era novels for the sex and violence, but the slang isn't so bad either! Let's bring back some of the classics, eh wot?

    Regency Era Slang - Eh Wot?

    Regency Era Slang - Eh Wot?

    by Simone Haruko Smith35

  • At some point in your life ... you did know the difference. ThePioneerWoman.com Let me begin this hub by stating a fact ... I am not an english major or an expert on the language. Let me also state another fact ... you don't have to be an expert to...

    You're VS. Your : Same Sound.  Different Meaning

    You're VS. Your : Same Sound. Different Meaning

    by Fortadam5

  • Choosing to learn Arabic is a big commitment, but what kind of Arabic you choose to learn is equally important. Explore some of the most common dialects in the Arab World to help you make your decision.

    Which Dialect of Arabic Should You Learn?

    Which Dialect of Arabic Should You Learn?

    by Raneem4

  • Index finger slides across the brow. Palm is set open palm on the chest, then slides out and the fingers close. Open fingers slide back and forth in front of the chest. B hand twists back and forth. Index finger slides down the chin. B...

    American Sign Language: ASL Colors

    American Sign Language: ASL Colors

    by thelurkingmerchan4

  • What is the best way to become perfectly fluent in a foreign language? Many recommend complete and total immersion, but others are concerned about reducing anxiety in students and providing only a positive experience. However, in order to become a fluent speaker, one has to internalize the language and change one's thinking, something that very few people want to do.

    How to Learn a Foreign Language: Issues in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

    How to Learn a Foreign Language: Issues in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

    by Aya Katz26

  • Types of Filipino verbs in their different tenses categorized as MAG verbs, UM verbs, I verbs and MA verbs with explanations on how to conjugate these types of Filipino/Tagalog verbs.

    Examples of Filipino Verbs and Tenses

    Examples of Filipino Verbs and Tenses

    by precy anza1

  • This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    by Ben Reed12

  • While idioms provide color to language, did you ever wonder: "Why do we say that?" Read what common idioms mean and where they came from.

    10 Strange Idioms

    10 Strange Idioms

    by Jordan Hake25

  • Index finger points starting at the ear and ending at the mouth or vice versa. Index finger is held sideways in front of the mouth and does a circular motion. Index finger points inward at the chest. Open palm faces the chest. Index finger...

    American Sign Language:ASL Beginning and Basic Words 1

    American Sign Language:ASL Beginning and Basic Words 1

    by thelurkingmerchan2

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  • Adverbs are confusing to both native and native speakers of English alike—once mastered, one can really harness the full beauty of the language.

    Different Kinds of Adverbs

    Different Kinds of Adverbs

    by Rhonda Malomet5

  • An overview of the history and use of Korean Sign Language, with an introduction to some basic, everyday signs.

    Korean Sign Language

    Korean Sign Language

    by MoonByTheSea0

  • When wanting to talk about playing an instrument or sport, there's a way of going about doing so. I hope this helps clear things up and helps you along the wonderful journey of learning French!

    Playing Instruments and Sports in French

    Playing Instruments and Sports in French

    by Zoe S0

  • While learning Spanish is fun, there's not always an opportunity to do so outside the classroom. Here's a collection of various online websites and apps that would be useful no matter what's your level of expertise on the language.

    Resources for Spanish Learners

    Resources for Spanish Learners

    by Christina Dunn0

  • We all know that love reaches beyond language barriers and continents, but it certainly doesn't hurt to to teach yourself a phrase or two to impress the Filipino or Filipina in your life.

    Filipino Words and Expressions of Love

    Filipino Words and Expressions of Love

    by kerlynb25

  • Mrs. Twitches explains the rules for using WHICH and THAT. You might find yourself scratching your head at her rhymes and uncommon explanations for which and that and their respective clauses. But, you'll also find out if she gets hitched with Mr. Glitches.

    Which Or That: Grammar Errors

    Which Or That: Grammar Errors

    by Cynthia Calhoun241

  • Do you want to surprise someone special with romantic Romanian phrases? Many of those who want to learn to speak Romanian are doing this because they are in love with a Romanian.

    Romantic Romanian Phrases

    Romantic Romanian Phrases

    by vagabondista50

  • So, I hear you want to learn French. Well, come on and embark on the beautiful journey of learning French. This lesson, we will be covering the very basics of French grammar and vocabulary. Enjoy!

    A Beginner's Course to French

    A Beginner's Course to French

    by Zoe S1

  • Modern foreign teaching methods are easier to understand and develop if you are well acquainted with the foreign teaching methods used in the past (most of them are still used today in some form and integrated into new teachings).

    ESL Methods—English Language Teaching

    ESL Methods—English Language Teaching

    by Jasmine37

  • It was in 4th millennium BC that the writing system appeared for the first time in the Indus River Valley civilization in India, but it disappeared in 3rd millennium B.C and reappeared in 500 BC.

    Tankari- An Offshoot of Sharda Script

    Tankari- An Offshoot of Sharda Script

    by Sanjay Sharma0

  • Japanese phrases that are used everyday and will help fill in those gaps in conversation and build fluency. All phrases shown have audio examples added for pronunciation.

    Fluency-Building Phrases in Japanese

    Fluency-Building Phrases in Japanese

    by Akbok8

  • Learning French is easy if you know where to find the right sources and the best teachers. There are many websites offering outstanding learning material but there are also many e-learning companies that provide French lessons with a native French teacher.

    How to Become Fluent in French

    How to Become Fluent in French

    by Jennifer Madison7

  • The distribution of Wolof and French in written form in Dakar helps one understand the dynamics of the two languages in Senegal.

    Written French and Wolof in Dakar

    Written French and Wolof in Dakar

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Why Filipinos blessed to the elderly is a unique Filipino gesture called mano and is just one of many. Filipinos also used titles and honorifics in addressing relatives and strangers to convey respect. Lolo and lola, mang and aleng are just few examples of Filipino titles used.

    Filipino Culture: Showing Respect to Elders

    Filipino Culture: Showing Respect to Elders

    by precy anza12

  • The French language has something known as a 'conjugation system'. This means that in order for you to say "I eat" (je mange) and "you eat" (tu manges) you have to change the verb ending of the verb that you used (manger = to eat). In this case, it...

    Beginners French: The Tenses: -ER Verbs

    Beginners French: The Tenses: -ER Verbs

    by DK7

  • A new series of essays to support you with your homework at school. They are based on my experience working at schools in the UK. Part 1 covers the popular topic of describing your own family.

    Free German Essays on Family: Meine Familie

    Free German Essays on Family: Meine Familie

    by bongawonga27

  • A guide on what phrases constitute "swear words" in Japanese, and when and how to use them.

    Japanese Insults (1 of 2)

    Japanese Insults (1 of 2)

    by Akbok5

  • When do you use "I" or "me"? If you've ever met "Jimmy," you'll be begging to use personal pronouns just so you won't have to hear Jimmy talk about himself in the third person all the time. But before you gang up on Jimmy, find out when you're supposed to use "I" or "me" in a given statement.

    When To Use "I" or "Me" - Put the Right Word In

    When To Use "I" or "Me" - Put the Right Word In

    by Cynthia Calhoun57

  • Gĩkũyũ is written with seven vowels. Two of the additional vowels are i-tilde (ĩ) and u-tilde (ũ). These are: a (low /central), e (ɛ Mid-low/Front), i (high/front), ĩ (e Mid-high/Front), o (ɔ Mid-low /Back), u (High/Back), ũ (o Mid-high/Back). Kikuyu and Italian seem to share the same vowels - /a/, /e/, /ɛ/, /i/, /o/, /ɔ/, /u/

    Kikuyu Language Online: Phonology

    Kikuyu Language Online: Phonology

    by Emmanuel Kariuki15

  • I've read about the supposed difficulty of many languages. Some I don't know at all (like Chinese or Arabic, which I'd imagine are difficult), but I did have the opportunity to learn one of the hardest, and supposedly the most grammatically-complex...

    Most Difficult Languages - Polish

    Most Difficult Languages - Polish

    by Jason Menayan468

  • Delight in knowing what a word means, even or especially a foreign one? Want to broaden your understanding? Then read this article to learn some useful foreign words and phrases.

    Quiz: 30 Sensational Foreign Words and Phrases

    Quiz: 30 Sensational Foreign Words and Phrases

    by Richard Green8

  • Based on my research and studying the reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, it’s obvious to me that something goes on in their heads despite the lack of language.

    Can Thoughts Occur Without Language?

    Can Thoughts Occur Without Language?

    by Glenn Stok9

  • A chrestomathy (that’s a ten dollar word for collection) of words you may never use.

    26 Words to Ponder

    26 Words to Ponder

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • There are actually a number of ways Happy Birthday can be said in Japanese. The easiest way would be to use the Japanese phonetic alphabet which is called Katakana

    Happy Birthday in Japanese Characters

    Happy Birthday in Japanese Characters

    by Hezekiah4

  • English teacher and author J. J. Murray examines, defines, deciphers, and illuminates 100 English words and phrases that have plagued writers for centuries—a must-read and ready reference for writers (and students) of all ages.

    Rules of Usage for 100 English Words and Phrases

    Rules of Usage for 100 English Words and Phrases

    by JJ Murray20

  • If love is the universal language and "I love you" is the most important thing to say, how will you tell the world how you feel? Here are more than 165 ways to say "I love you" in different languages.

    How to Say

    How to Say "I Love You" in 165+ Languages

    by Daisy Mariposa302

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