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Shannon Kennedy

I'm a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste. Join me on Facebook for daily language learning and travel tips!

100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in Russian
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100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in Russian

Do you want to learn Russian? Perhaps you find yourself struggling to find resources that help you start speaking. When I started out, I certainly did. Many of the tools that I found when I started learning Russian were grammar-heavy textbook style resources and they didn’t offer me a lot in terms of day-to-day conversation. Rather than learning how to say “what did you do...

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21 May 2018
The 626 Night Market & OC Night Market | Things to Do In Southern California
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The 626 Night Market & OC Night Market | Things to Do In Southern California

After navigating my way to Wangfujing in Beijing, China, I was greeted with the bustle of hungry bodies, navigating their way through the food stalls that made up this night market. As I made my way down the street, my senses were bombarded with smells, sights, and sounds that were all new. I was hooked.  I enjoyed the evening sampling tasty foods and drinks, always curious about the...

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17 May 2018
So We Meet Again… My Second Attempt to Learn Korean & What I’m Doing Different
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So We Meet Again… My Second Attempt to Learn Korean & What I’m Doing Different

I recently announced that I am revising a language that I studied in the past – Korean.  My first time around with Korean was a struggle. At the time, I was between Japanese and Korean as my next language project, but when my good friend Lindsay of Lindsay Does Language expressed interest in learning Korean alongside me, I chose Korean over Japanese. During those six...

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14 May 2018
Kariya Park | A Japanese Garden in Toronto, Canada
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Kariya Park | A Japanese Garden in Toronto, Canada

One of the best parts of touring is that you have the opportunity to visit a lot of different places. Sometimes it doesn’t work out that I have enough time to explore (we fly in right before the show and jet out the morning after). But sometimes, we have a few hours or even a day or two to explore the area. On my last...

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10 May 2018
5 Days in Singapore: 18 Amazing Experiences to Do for the Perfect Itinerary
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5 Days in Singapore: 18 Amazing Experiences to Do for the Perfect Itinerary

With even just five days in Singapore, you can accomplish a lot. The excellent and convenient transportation system connects you to several key locations and makes getting around the city a breeze. Recently, I spent five days in Singapore and here are just a few of the things that I enjoyed on the trip. 1. Visit the Marina Bay Sands. This iconic hotel always seems to...

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03 May 2018
Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | May
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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | May

In April, I wrapped up my second Add1Challenge, this time for Japanese (the first was for Croatian). I also started my third. This time around I’m doing it for… *drumroll* Korean. And Russian. I couldn’t decide between the two. Russian is a language I’ve studied pretty lightly up until this point and I’ve never really gone deep with it. I recently had a lesson that made...

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26 Apr 2018
Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours
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Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours

Aesthetics typically refer to the nature and appreciation of beauty. When applied to the linguistic field, it refers to the appreciation of language’s beauty and nature. On a more informal level, aesthetics of language could be viewed as our individual perception of the sound and beauty of a language. This is form where the idea that “French is romantic” or that “German is harsh sounding”...

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23 Apr 2018
The Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel in Singapore
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The Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel in Singapore

In 2017, Raffles Hotel celebrated its 130th anniversary. Over the past century, it has housed guests such as Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplan, Elizabeth Taylor, and several other figures of note. The hotel is steeped in history, and even has its own resident historian – Leslie Danker – who himself has more than 45 years of history with Raffles.  Originally a beachfront property in the 1930s,...

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19 Apr 2018
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