Other languages

‘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. (...)
Languages Voted Most Useful in the EU by Country
The Eurobarometer 386 survey asked people about their language abilities and attitudes to language learning. One of the questions asked (...)
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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Are all languages equally hard to learn?
When people start thinking about learning a foreign language, one of the first thoughts that spring to mind is: “I am not going to learn (...)
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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 (...)
Vietnamizer – make your writing look Vietnamese
Vietnamese is an interesting language in that it uses the most diacritical marks of all languages that use the Latin alphabet in their (...)
June 1, 2014 – Jakub MarianBlog, Other languages
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 (...)
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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How to learn a foreign language: Mastering
This is the final phase of learning a language, and it is suitable for you when you speak it at about the C1 level. After some time of (...)