Juan Nario

The 5 Scariest Languages That’ll Send Chills Down Your Spine


The Listen & Learn team is incredibly diverse and heavily multicultural. But there is one thing we all have in common: We love languages. Since you’re visiting our blog, it’s very likely you love languages too! However, this doesn’t mean languages can’t scare us from time to time. Scary languages might haunt us with impossibly complex grammatical rules,(…)

Squid Game: The Real Games and Social Problems that Inspired the Most-Viewed Netflix Show Ever


Squid Game, a show that has been breaking records since its release, has reminded us all Korean television is every bit as engaging and addictive as Korean movies. This violent, thought-provoking, highly entertaining show is here to prove that there is a lot of fun to be had while learning a language. If you watched the show(…)

The 6 Best Korean Podcasts for Your Commute


Do you want to learn Korean while you work out, eat lunch, or commute to work? Thanks to Korean podcasts, immersing yourself in the Korean culture and language has never been easier. The best thing about Korean podcasts is that you can learn the language by listening to topics that are relevant to you, which(…)

All the Afrikaans Phrases You’ll Need to Wow Your Family and Colleagues


Afrikaans, which was first brought into South Africa by Dutch settlers, is the youngest official language in the world. Part of the West Germanic language group, its origins can be traced back to the late 17th century, and for centuries, it was used only as a spoken language. Nowadays, it can be heard in places(…)

The 5 Most Entertaining Korean YouTubers to Learn Korean in 2021


In the past, learning a new language involved a textbook, a tape recorder, and lots of patience. Not anymore. Thanks to the Internet, learning languages can be lots of fun. Whether you are into music, podcasts or TV series, all you have to do is go online and you’ll find lots of free content in hundreds(…)

The 7 Best Tamil Songs to Learn and Sing Along


Looking for a fun way to learn Tamil? What about listening to some of the greatest Tamil songs of all time and singing along? It might sound too good to be true, but research consistently shows that reproducing the words of a song helps us assimilate the syntax of any given language and incorporate new(…)

The Hindi Alphabet Guide That’ll Make You Finally Get Hindi


Everyone who wants to learn a language that has a different alphabet will need three things: patience, practice and a good plan. If you want to learn Hindi, for example, trying to memorise all 48 letters in one day is a big mistake and might end up with you throwing things across the room. Now, how(…)

13 Indonesian Greetings to Make a Great Impression on the Locals


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


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


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(…)