Happy New Year in European languages
‘Happy New Year’ in European languages
Learn how to wish a “Happy New Year” in German, French, Spanish, Italian and other languages with my neatly coloured map! (...)
December 30, 2016 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Italian, Maps, Russian, Spanish
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Origin of the surnames Novak and Nowak
If you take a look at my map of the most common surnames in Europe, you will see that Nowak, Novák, and Novak are the most common (...)
August 16, 2016 – Jakub MarianCzech
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‘Hello’ in European languages
Today’s map shows how to say hello in French, German, Spanish, Italian and other European languages (note that most local languages and (...)
November 21, 2015 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Maps, Spanish
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‘Easter’ in European languages
The following map shows the word “Easter” (the Christian holiday) translated into various European languages, such as French, German, (...)
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Most common street names by country in Europe
A map showing the most common street names by country with English translation and a list of sources. (...)
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Do languages influence our way of thinking?
Each language forces you to think in a slightly different way. There are many concepts that can be expressed easily in one language but (...)
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Map of the most spoken foreign languages in the EU by country
It is interesting to see how likely you are to be able to communicate using a foreign language when you travel in Europe. The following (...)
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Internal monologue (“speaking in your head”) as a form of language learning
There is one method I’ve been using for years for every single language I learn: the so called “internal monologue” or “inner voice”. It (...)
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Is Czech a hard language? Are Slavic languages hard?
Let me start by saying: Yes, I do think that Czech is a very complicated language; it is difficult to grasp and even more difficult to (...)
September 25, 2013 – Jakub MarianCzech, Other languages, Russian
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Names of the letters of the Latin alphabet in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish, and Czech
I learn and speak several languages, but the proper pronunciation of the names of the letters of the standard 26-letter Latin alphabet is (...)
March 12, 2013 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish