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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 (...)
Special characters (diacritics) used in European languages
The “Basic Latin Alphabet”, as defined by ISO, consists of the following 26 letters and their uppercase variants (and is identical to the (...)
February 21, 2017 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
‘February’ in European languages
The English word “February” comes from Latin februarius, which means “of purification”. The corresponding names for the second month of (...)
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
‘Merry Christmas’ in European languages (map)
A map showing how to wish people a “Merry Christmas” in French, German, Spanish, Italian and other European languages. (...)
Christmas Gift-Bringers of Europe
Christmas gift-bringers of Europe
Find out who brings Christmas gifts in France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries by looking at this neatly coloured map. (...)
December 11, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
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Difference between a dialect and a language
Whenever I publish a language map, such as the one of the languages of Europe, I get comments claiming that “Xyz is not a language”. For (...)
August 16, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Map of languages and language families of Europe
The following map shows the language families of Europe (distinguished by colour) and languages within those families. Note that the terms (...)
August 11, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Maps, Spanish
Names of Germany in European languages
Germany is an unusual country, not only because of its renowned engineering and a large variety of beer but also because of its name. Most (...)
August 7, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
Most common surnames by country in Europe
Onomastics is a fascinating area of linguistics concerned with the study of the history and origin of proper names. Today’s map could be (...)
July 31, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Maps, Spanish