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“I know English” or “I speak English”?
Long story short, if you want to say that you can express yourself in English and/or that you can communicate in English, the natural way (...)
December 10, 2018 – Jakub MarianEnglish
Languages young Europeans want to learn
In its recent Flash Eurobarometer 466, the European commission asked a random sample of young EU citizens (aged 15–30) which languages (...)
December 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Evolution of the pronoun “I” in Indo-European languages
Most European languages developed from a single language called Proto-Indo-European, spoken approximately between 4500 BC and 2500 BC (...)
November 26, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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English nouns that are only used in the plural
There are a few nouns in English that are only used in the plural. They may be confusing for English learners if the equivalent expression (...)
November 11, 2018 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Final consonant doubling in English
As you surely know, the final consonant of some verbs gets doubled when the suffix -ing or -ed is added, e.g. stop: stopping, (...)
October 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianEnglish

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Hundred in European languages
Evolution of “hundred” in Indo-European languages
Most European languages developed from a single language called Proto-Indo-European, spoken approximately from 4500 BC and 2500 BC (...)
August 20, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Articles in Esperanto
Esperanto is a constructed language based on European languages (mostly English and Romance languages with a few influences from other (...)
June 20, 2018 – Jakub MarianEsperanto
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Origin of the word “kid”
The noun “kid” in contemporary English is mostly used to informally refer to a child, e.g. “she’s just a kid” or “only 90s kids will (...)
May 12, 2018 – Jakub MarianEnglish

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Estimate of the number of native Polish speakers
Different sources give very different estimates for the number of native Polish speakers, ranging from 39 million to 55 million, and they (...)
May 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning
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 (...)
April 24, 2018 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning