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Pareciera estar de moda últimamente el tema de quién será el próximo o próximos países hegemónicos después de Estados Unidos ya que éste, como muchos lo afirman esta al inicio de su decadencia. Seguro muchos habrán escuchado sobre los posibles Sigue leyendo read more »
Here are this month's language links. Click here for Language Links from February or here for all monthly link pages.
2,423 instructional language e-books for 429 languages
I Love Languages
Helium Languages Page
Pons On-Line Dictionaries
Arabic Variant Identification Tool
Hollow Verbs in Arabic
Live Egyptian Radio
Arabic Phone Conversations
Levantine Arabic Lessons
Verb Tenses in Egyptian Arabic
Learning Chinese from China.org
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I have been meaning to learn a new language in so long and Im glad I finally got the time to do it now. I chose Spanish mainly because it is the easiest language to learn (its a lot closer to Tagalog) and the school is one ride away from home. One of my professional [...] read more »
1) Este, ese, esta, esas… This, these, those… Get them confused?
Just remember the simple phrase "this and these have t's". The Spanish words for this/that (este, esta, estes, estas) contain the letter "t" while the Spanish words for that/those (ese, esa, eses, esas) have no t's.
2) You can learn some of the irregular command verbs with the sentence "Vin Diesel has ten weapons, eh?" This can help you remember Ven / Di / Sal / Haz / Ten / Ve / Pon / Sé.
3) Sixty and seventy sound alike?
Try associati... read more »
Here are this month's language links. Click here for Language Links from January 2013
7,310 Language Recordings
Defense Language Institute - Lessons in 38 languages
On-Line Grammars (Russian, Polish, Macedonian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech…)
Arabic: A Language and Its Secrets
On-Line Egyptian Arabic Dictionary
Arabic Diglossia - Written in Italian
ChinEase – Conquer Chinese Characters
Learning Chinese Characters: Book 1
Learning Chinese Characters: Book 2
Day Day ... read more »
Listening to music in another language is a great way to learn pronunciation, culture, grammar and vocabulary. If you can find music that you enjoy listening to and that gets "stuck" in your mind (or as they say in German, an Ohrwurm or "earworm"), you can easily and enjoyably assimilate not only new words, but complicated grammatical structures.
It has never been easier to find music with sites such as YouTube or iTunes and play them on your portable music device while doing other activities. Things h... read more »
I wrote about coining or "transcreating" new words and the translation of the word "hoarder" in a previous post: See Hoarding Words.
This month I wanted to discuss the translation of the word "hashtag".
For those of you who are not familiar with Twitter (and I wasn't until recently so don't feel bad), a hashtag refers to the # (or "hash") symbol placed before a word or phrase (or "tag") in a "tweet" so that users can search for Twitter posts and with any luck obtain relevant results.
For example, ... read more »
For my sister's birthday this year, we decided to dine at Alba.
Me and my family's love for food is no secret. My parents always told me to save, but never on food.Growing up, they brought us to different restaurants so that we could try different cuisines.
Now that we're all a little older, schedule prevents us from being together most of the week. The weekends are usually time for family and food. This weekend was extra special, though. Camille turned 22 this week, and (aside from bringing home tons... read more »
A loja de vinhos Enótria, localizada na Praia do Canto em Vitória-ES, realizou na noite de ontem, em grande estilo o lançamento da linha Spanish White Guerrilla. A linha inovadora de vinhos brancos elaborados pelo Castelo Maetierra, pertence ao grupo espanhol Vintae. São 8 rótulos, Albariño, Verdejo, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier Barica e um Chardonnay Barrica. Tudo a partir da região vinícola [...] read more »