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The 5 Most Common Mistakes that Students of German Make

Four cases, six verb tenses, three genders, four plural endings, and two ways of saying “you” — it’s no wonder that learners make a lot of mistakes when speaking German. And while making mistakes is an inevitable part of learning any language, knowing the most common ones can help you fix them before they become(…)


The Enduring Appeal of the Arabic Language and Script

Sean Hopwood, MBA is founder and President of Day Translations, Inc., an online translation and localization services provider, dedicated to the improvement of global communications. You can visit their website if you need Arabic translation services. What is it that makes Arabic so special? Is it the way the cursive dashes and hooks beneath the(…)


How to Make Your English Sound More Natural

Learning English is incredibly difficult, which is something non-native speakers of English don’t always understand. The English language is insane, with rules that almost always have exceptions, homophones, homonyms, gerunds, and a ton of other things that make the language incredibly tricky to speak with native proficiency. So what’s an English language learner to do?(…)


The Top 5 Languages of the Future

When thinking about the future, language might not be the first subject that comes to mind for you. But when imagining what the world might look like 10, 20, or even 30 years from now, it is a factor we should probably consider. With shifting political landscapes, and even our environment changing beneath our feet,(…)


Singapore: The Multilingual Social Experiment

On our quest to seek out all the multilingual places in our world, our next stop takes us to a country whose city streets are said to be some of the cleanest in the world. So if you happen to find yourself heading to the beautiful Singapore, litter is not a word you’ll need in(…)


The Language of Hollywood

With the movie industry continuing to churn out remake after remake, and adding further installments to pre-existing franchises instead of finding new stories to tell, we could be forgiven for thinking that there is very little new left to come from Hollywood. Nothing highlights this further for us as language lovers than the decline of(…)


2018 Technology Review: Advances in Language Detection

The idea that we can speak to, and write in natural language to communicate with our computers until recently has been little more than a futuristic dream. And the thought of a kind of personalized robot assistant who could turn our every whim into reality nothing but the stuff of wild imagination. But now, with(…)


Canada: Multifaceted, Multicultural, and Multilingual

So far, we’ve looked at the multilingual nations South Africa and India. In continuing our look at countries with multiple official languages, our next visit is to North America. Come with us as we look at the languages of the Great White North, the land known for its maple syrup, kindness, and Canucks (other hockey teams(…)


Can You Teach Your Child a Language You’re Not Fluent In?

The majority of parents probably wouldn’t mind having their children grow up speaking more than one language. Whether it’s learning Chinese because of its global influence, or acquiring the native language of a country you’ve immigrated to, learning more than one language is certain to give your child a head start in life. However, many(…)


Tips to Master the Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn

The ease or difficulty involved in learning another language is often a factor in which ones we choose to study. High-school students tend to go with French and Spanish for a reason: because these are easier and take less time to learn than, say Chinese, or Hungarian. But others love tackling the hard ones because(…)