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100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in Russian Language Resources

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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So We Meet Again… My Second Attempt to Learn Korean & What I’m Doing Different Language Resources

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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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | May Language Resources

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...

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Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours Language Resources

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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Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese Language Resources

The majority of my intensive Chinese language study was in preparation for the HSK exam. For a year, I focused on test preparation, having to put speaking and learning conversational language on hold until after I sat the exam. The minute the test was over, I immediately for more colloquial lessons and learning material. After learning textbook Chinese for so long, I was eager to...

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