Learning French

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 14, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Maps, Spanish
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Comparison of difficulty of different languages
When people start thinking about learning a language like Russian or Chinese, one of the first thoughts that spring to mind is that it (...)
Duolingo number of users per language statistics
Duolingo is a platform where you can learn many different foreign languages for free. It’s a great way to start learning a language you (...)

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Special characters (diacritics) used in European languages
The “Basic Latin Alphabet”, as defined by the ISO, consists of the following 26 letters and their uppercase variants (and is identical to (...)
February 21, 2017 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, 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
‘Cemetery’ and ‘graveyard’ in European languages: The Map
A map shows etymological relations among the words “cemetery” and “graveyard” translated into French, Spanish, German, Italian and other languages. (...)
January 12, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish, French, German, Maps, Spanish
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Pronunciation of French ‘e’ in open and closed syllables
Pronunciation of the letter “e” in French changes when it belongs to a larger group of letters or when it is supposed to be silentyou (...)
January 18, 2015 – Jakub MarianFrench
Map of the percentage of population able to speak French in the EU by country
French is a Romance language, and as such one would expect the percentage of its speakers to be much higher among native speakers of other (...)
July 14, 2014 – Jakub MarianFrench, Maps
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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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How to choose a language to learn
Starting to learn a new language is a big decision. It requires a lot of dedication and perseverance, and it is a decision that can (...)