Author: Jakub Marian

Why I stopped “speed-typing” with abbreviations
Until recently, whenever I was writing anything on my computer at home, instead of doing what most people dothat is, type every letter (...)
March 29, 2017 – Jakub MarianBlog
Percentage of researchers by region in Europe
Being a researcher is probably one of the least mundane jobs in the world, but not everyone can become one, and most people choose a (...)
March 26, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Why is ऐ romanized as “ai” and औ as “au”?
I recently started learning Hindi, and one thing that struck me as odd was that ऐ is romanized as “ai”, and औ is romanized as “au”, (...)
March 21, 2017 – Jakub Marian
Duolingo number of users per language statistics
Duolingo, if you didn’t know, is a platform where you can learn many different foreign languages for free. It’s a great way to start (...)
Africa time zones
5 weird things you didn’t know about time zones
Most people think that time zones are just stripes of land spreading from the North Pole to the South Pole at regular intervals, but the (...)
March 12, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
How I cured my chronic headaches and dizziness
First, I should note that I am not a doctor, and nothing written in this article should be understood as medical advice. The article is (...)
March 10, 2017 – Jakub MarianBlog
How many letters does the Latin alphabet really have?
When you start learning a language written using a writing system other than the Latin alphabet (such as the Arabic script or Devanagari), (...)
March 7, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish
‘March’ in European languages
“March”, the English name of the third month of the year, comes from “Mars”, the name of the Roman god of war (the Latin name of the month (...)
March 2, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Male to female sex ratio by country in Europe
The human sex ratio is defined as the ratio of the number of males to the number of females in a population; that is, a sex ratio greater (...)
February 25, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
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The word “stucked” in English
Sometimes you may hear non-native English speakers and English-speaking children say that “something is stucked somewhere”. However, there (...)
February 25, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish, Grammar