Common English Idioms

So you’re walking about Australia, the U.K., The States…. Any English speaking country and you hear the most bizarre phrase you have ever heard in your life. You think to yourself…. Wow. These people must be crazy! While in some cases this may be true, you might have just heard one of our very popular […]

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Posted on January 22, 2020 by   Language Covered: English | 

How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language?

Making 2020 the year you finally do it! How Long Does it Take to Learn a New Language? A question that everyone wants to know! Classroom teachers, businessmen, students, and politicians wonder all the time about this issue. However, there is a difference between the questions “How long does it take to learn a language?” […]

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Posted on January 20, 2020 by   Language Covered: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Uncategorized | 

Ordering Sushi in Japan

Konnichiwa! Welcome to Japan! What will you see? What will you do? I’m sure there are many choices, but one thing is for sure, you will need to eat. It would be a sin to be in Japan and not eat sushi, so I know that is on your list right? Nice! I am sure […]

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Posted on January 17, 2020 by   Language Covered: Japanese | 

Dominican Slang Terms

This guide to slang terms from the Dominican Republic is part of our Spanish slang guides, a collection of basic slang for different Spanish-speaking countries. Before traveling to either country, having a basic understanding of common phrases, quick hits, and old stand-by sayings will make communication much easier on the ground. Even though it is […]

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Posted on January 16, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Idiomatic Expressions in Spanish

Why You Should Learn Idiomatic Expressions in Spanish An idiom or idiomatic expression is a phrase that generally has a figurative meaning. These symbolic expressions, called expresiones idiomáticas in Spanish, form part of the cultural identity of all social groups. When you are acquiring a foreign language, idiomatic expressions usually come last in the vocabulary […]

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Posted on January 13, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Cuban Slang Terms

This guide to slang terms from Cuba is part of our Spanish slang guides, a collection of basic slang for different Spanish-speaking countries. Before traveling to either country, having a basic understanding of common phrases, quick hits, and old stand-by sayings will make communication much easier on the ground. Even though it is more common […]

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Posted on January 9, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Tener vs Haber — When To Use Each

The Spanish verbs Tener and Haber can be sometimes confusing because both can be translated to English as ‘to have’. Nonetheless, throughout this blog post you will be able to understand the differences and see how to use tener vs haber like a true local. Example: El año tiene cuatro estaciones. -> The year has […]

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Posted on January 7, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Panamanian Slang Terms

This guide to slang terms from Panama is part of our Spanish slang guides, a collection of basic slang for different Spanish-speaking countries. Before traveling to either country, having a basic understanding of common phrases, quick hits, and old stand-by sayings will make communication much easier on the ground. Even though it is more common […]

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Posted on January 2, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Bolivian Slang Terms

Bolivian slang terms can really help a traveler adjust to communication while on a trip to Bolivia. It’s a friendly country, and the more you are able to connect with locals, the better your overall experience will be. Use these terms, the latest in our run of Spanish slang guides, to help. Usually you will […]

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Posted on December 26, 2019 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Costa Rican Slang Terms

Costa Rican slang terms are a-plenty, and the ‘Ticos” use them freely and often. With the most common terms (Tico, for instance) you’ll see these slang words used both verbally and in written text. This article is the latest in our run of Spanish slang guides, a collection of basic slang for different Spanish-speaking countries. […]

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Posted on December 19, 2019 by   Language Covered: Spanish |