How To Curse In Japanese

Japanese is unique among the world’s most highly spoken languages. Only an estimated one million people NOT in Japan and Okinawa speak the language. The other 124 million Japanese speakers are in the same general area. This means that if you learn how to curse in Japanese, and maybe take it a step further and […]

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Posted on December 28, 2017 by   Language Covered: Japanese | 

Language Family Tree

One of my previous articles was about Chinese Family Tree, so it gave me the opportunity to think about a wider concept of family tree.   Before speaking of a language family tree, it might be useful to introduce the concepts of familiarity and kinship in languages. There is a genealogical classification for languages used […]

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Posted on December 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Students, Teachers | 

How To Curse In Korean

Cursing in Korean is an act that makes you feel like one of those badass dudes in gangster movies. The Korean language is forceful, accentuated, and generally can be described as ‘meaning business.’ Add the emotion and vibrancy that comes with cursing and the words are just plain powerful. How to curse in Korean: The […]

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Posted on November 30, 2017 by   Language Covered: Korean | 

Chinese Family Titles & Greetings

In my previous article I gave you a headache with the Family Tree in the Chinese language. Now let’s see other titles and how to address people. I have divided everything into specific categories, in order to make them easier to memorise. Titles 先生 (xiān sheng, Mr.) 女士 (nǚ shì, Ms.) 太太 (tài tai, Mrs.) […]

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Posted on November 30, 2017 by   Language Covered: Chinese | 

How To Curse In French

Few, if any, languages allow speakers to curse with the swagger that French does. If there’s one thing that is know about the French, is that nearly everything they do is done with a noticeable style. Let’s dive in and give you some style. French curse words are fun, easy to learn, and translate well […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017 by   Language Covered: French | 

Chinese Family Tree

I still remember the first time I was invited in a Chinese family party. Everybody started to tell me to who are related. Of course, I did not understand anything. Firstly, because my Chinese was not that good at that time and secondly because a Chinese Family Tree gives you a headache. Surely, remembering 爸爸(baba/father) […]

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Posted on November 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: Chinese, Students | 

How To Curse In Russian

Perhaps it was those cold nights in Siberia, sitting around in the dark house. Or on the city streets of Moscow, where citizens focus on their ‘bychit’ boldness (to conduct yourself like a bull). Whatever the reason, there isn’t a language on Earth that has more attitude and personality in its swearing than Russian. Cursing […]

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Posted on November 3, 2017 by   Language Covered: Russian | 

I want the best teacher ever

Reading around the web, I realize several students struggle to find a suitable teacher for their needs. I stress this point: suitable does not mean good. Compromising is vital. I summarize here the most important factors to choose (or not) a teacher: 1)The teacher has to know the subject what he/she is teaching. If a […]

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Posted on October 30, 2017 by   Language Covered: Students, Teachers | 

How To Curse In Arabic

How to curse in Arabic It’s funny, because when I think of Arabic I certainly don’t think of curse words. Maybe that stems from the fact that written Arabic is so different from English, or that I had never visited an Arabic-speaking country until earlier this year. ‘How to curse in Arabic’ actually never even […]

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Posted on October 27, 2017 by   Language Covered: Arabic | 


Warning: contains coarse language I knew it! You read “coarse” and you are curious about this article. So, pardon my French and keep reading it. From the back cover: After centuries of war we Europeans are trying to get along together, but we keep treading on each other’s toes. Tread on an English toe and […]

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Posted on October 15, 2017 by   Language Covered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Students, Teachers |