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Juan Nario

13 Indonesian Greetings to Make a Great Impression on the Locals

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The Indonesian Greeting Cheat Sheet Good morning: Selamat pagi. (All morning until around noon.) Good day: Selamat siang.(From around 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.) Good afternoon: Selamat sore.(From 4 p.m. until it starts to get dark.) Good evening: Selamat malam.(After sunset.) Good night: Selamat tidur.(When you go to sleep.) How are you?: Apa kabar? Fine:Baik (Sounds(…)


4 Top HBO Movies and Shows to Learn English And Have Fun

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When you think about learning English, what comes to mind first? Is it the tape recorder your English teacher used to carry with her all the time? Is it those old textbooks with smiley teenagers on the cover? Luckily, learning English today is much more fun than it was ten or twenty years ago. Podcasts,(…)


Arabic Pronunciation: The Ultimate Guide to Master the Arabic Accent

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When you learn Arabic, it’s tempting to devote all your time to mastering the Arabic alphabet. However, you’ll soon find that those strange symbols might not be the hardest part about Arabic after all. For speakers of any language that does not belong to the same language family, Arabic pronunciation can be the most challenging aspect of this(…)


Tiếng Việt for Beginners: An In-Depth Overview of the Vietnamese Language

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Cảm ơn bạn đã ghé thăm blog của chúng tôi  – Thank you for visiting our blog. It seems easy to dismiss Vietnamese as a minor language. But did you know that tiếng Việt is spoken by almost 100 million people all over the globe? In fact, it’s currently the 16th most widely spoken language in the world. Formerly known as Annamese, Vietnamese is(…)


Holy Alphabet: A Beginner’s Guide to the Hebrew Letters

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There are languages that make even the geekiest language-lovers gasp in fear. Hebrew, the holy language of the Bible, is definitely one of them. This is partly because it’s a biblical language, but also because its alphabet looks absolutely alien to Western eyes. Consisting of 22 letters, none of which are vowels or lowercase, the Hebrew letters can(…)


Is Polish Hard To Learn? The Ultimate Answer

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Is Polish hard to learn? For many reasons, some more valid than others, there is a widespread belief that it is actually extremely hard. If you’ve ever told a fellow language-lover that you’ve taken up Polish lessons, you must know what we are talking about. That pat on the shoulder? The compassionate look that seems to(…)


Deutsche Around the World: Where Is German Spoken?

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With over 130 million native speakers in the world, German is one of the most widely spoken languages. It is not only the official language of Germany but the single most spoken language within the European Union. In addition, it is the third most popular foreign language after English and French, being taught in thousands of(…)


Debunking Myths About Language Learning: Is Arabic Hard to Learn?

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Arabic is one of the most spoken languages today, with nearly 430 million people speaking it worldwide. However, not many people choose to learn it as a second language because it is surrounded by myths which suggest that it’s impossibly difficult.  Here are a few: “The script is impossibly hard to learn, it’s just like(…)


4 Unforgettable Korean Drama Films That You Need to Watch Right Now

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In 2017, Boon Joon-ho hired the likes of Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllennhaal to star in Okja, a South Korean Drama co-produced with the US for Netflix, in which a young girl befriends a genetically modified “super pig”. That’s how, three years before he took an Academy Award for his masterpiece Parasite, Joon-hoo(…)


3 International Divas that Every Language-Lover Should Worship

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The word diva, an Italian borrowing meaning “female deity”, entered the English language just before the 20th century. Originally, divas were celebrated opera singers of unmatched excellence and renown. However, the meaning of the term has since broadened to include any woman of outstanding talent in the world of theatre, cinema and popular music. For(…)