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1635 map of Europe by Willem Blaeu
The map below was created by Dutch cartographer Willem Blaeu, likely in 1635 (according to some sources). I used the version published (...)
April 7, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Pronunciation of European capitals
Please note: The article below was an April Fools’ joke, so don’t take it too seriously (but the transcriptions are actually mostly quite (...)
April 1, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Youth participation in the 2014 European Parliament elections
The 2019 European elections will take place in less than two months. Many people think about the European elections as about something (...)
March 30, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Water in European Languages
“Water” in European languages
The English word “water” derives from Proto-Germanic *watōr, which in turn derives from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (“water”). This is (...)
March 22, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Alphabets of Europe Map
There are three different types of alphabets used in Europe: Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek. They all look somewhat similar and share several (...)
January 10, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps

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Land cover of Russia
Land cover of Russia
The map below is based on data by the European Space Agency (the CCI project). It shows Russia and parts of Central Asia, Europe, Middle (...)
January 7, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
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(An) information – is there an article?
The word “information” is an uncountable noun (also called mass noun) in English, just like “smoke” or “rice”. This means that it is (...)
January 4, 2019 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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“Merry Christmas” in over 100 different languages
This article will teach you how to say (or rather write) “Merry Christmas” in more than 100 different languages. The languages are grouped (...)
December 17, 2018 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning
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 16, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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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