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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(…)


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(…)


Asado, Lunfardo & Fernet: How to Become a Real Argentine in 10 Steps

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Argentina has an incredibly rich immigrant history, resulting in an eclectic background of people and customs that have molded the country’s culture. This is especially true in Buenos Aires, where the cosmopolitan nature of the city makes it very easy to blend in as a foreigner. Until, that is, you open your mouth and try(…)


How to Learn a Language Fast by the End of the Year

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One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is learning a new language. It’s January 1st, and this seems totally doable: you still have the whole year ahead. Yet, the days start to pass and you soon forget about your objective. Suddenly, you are already in the last quarter of the year and start to(…)


4 Tips To Celebrate World Ocean Day Every Day

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It’s World Ocean Day, a time to not only celebrate our beautiful oceans, but to reflect on our overall environmental impact. With just 228,000 known species in the ocean, and over 2 million unknown, the vast body of water that covers most of our planet is still largely a mystery. Human activities often have a(…)