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

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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,(…)


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(…)


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(…)


5 Tips for Moving Back ‘Home’ After Years Abroad

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There are tons of blog posts out there with tips for moving abroad to a completely new country, culture and way of life. But we don’t always give a lot of thought to what happens when expat life ends, and when you have to move back to your home country. Sure, expat life is addictive(…)


Chinese New Year Celebrations Around the World

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No matter where you come from or what your religious beliefs are, holidays can bring you hope, joy, and fun. Celebrations like Christmas and New Year are special for many reasons. They put people in a good mood, they reunite long-separated friends and families, and they provide a wonderful opportunity to try new recipes and(…)


A Beginner’s Guide to the Yiddish Language

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Have you ever wondered where the Yiddish language comes from? The answer is not difficult to find, as Yiddish /(j)ɪdɪʃ/ literally means ‘Jewish’. Indeed, this is an Indo-European language derived from a High German variety originally spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews. Despite its growing recognition, many foreign language learners sometimes stay away from Yiddish because(…)


7 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With the Internet

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The internet is arguably one of the most outstanding inventions of our time. Since its creation, it has helped people connect with others from all over the world, get more professional opportunities, gain insight into different cultures, and make innumerable other activities possible. Ever since October 29, 2005, the world has celebrated International Internet Day(…)


Difficult Languages, Big Payouts

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In today’s economy, it’s difficult to get any kind of edge in the job market. It seems like the only way to get some experience is to get a job, and the only way to get a job is to have a tonne of experience. While trapped in your grandma’s basement, waiting for your ship(…)