Shanghainese vs Mandarin: What’s the Difference?

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Shanghainese vs Mandarin: What’s the Difference?
Shanghainese vs Mandarin: What’s the Difference? As you travel around China, it’s important to remember that Mandarin, the official language of China is not always what the locals are speaking. And Shanghai is a prime example! Mandarin (Mandarin Chinese, Standard Mandarin, or Standard Chinese as we know it with the familiar four tones) is the […]
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Mandarin vs Cantonese: What’s the Difference? (Comparison Chart)

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Mandarin vs Cantonese: What’s the Difference? (Comparison Chart)
Mandarin vs Cantonese: What’s the Difference? (Comparison Chart) If you are considering learning Chinese, then you’re probably interested in the similarities and differences in Mandarin vs Cantonese, and wondering which is the better choice for you. Mandarin and Cantonese are the two most popular Chinese languages spoken by over one billion people in the world. Although […]
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Don’t Speak in Your Target Language

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Don’t Speak in Your Target Language
I think very often in the standard classroom there’s a tremendous emphasis placed on producing the language, speaking the language, which is fine because that’s what people want to do. But what I think is more important is what will I be able to do with the language in a year from now? And from […]
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Experience Is The Best Teacher

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Experience Is The Best Teacher
At the age of 55, I decided to learn Cantonese. I had studied Mandarin and could read Chinese characters, but I needed to develop the ability to understand how Chinese characters were pronounced in Cantonese. I went through a period of six months of intensive listening. That was when I discovered the minidisk player. For […]
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Learning Languages with Netflix & YouTube

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Learning Languages with Netflix & YouTube
Language learning as we know is about motivation. That’s the driver. That’s the smart plug that triggers your interest, your curiosity. Content, which feeds that curiosity and those interests, is extremely important. Content that you like, content that has resonance for you. The post Learning Languages with Netflix & YouTube appeared first on The Linguist.
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How Long Should it Take to Learn a Language?

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How Long Should it Take to Learn a Language?
Language learning depends mostly on three factors, the attitude of the learner, the time available, and learner’s attentiveness to the language. If we assume a positive attitude on the part of the learner, and a reasonable and growing attentivenes… The post How Long Should it Take to Learn a Language? appeared first on The Linguist.
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Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

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Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language
For most people, taking up another language is something we do because we want to connect more with the world around us, not because we’re looking for increasingly creative ways to be mean (though if you are, learning insults in other languages is a great place to start). But there comes a time in every […]
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9 Easiest Languages For English Speakers To Learn

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9 Easiest Languages For English Speakers To Learn
Try out those language skills in real life! KAYAK and Babbel are partnering on an incredible holiday sweepstakes. Three (3) lucky winners will receive the ultimate vacation experience which includes a lifetime subscription to Babbel and a $2,800 gift card to be used for a 7-night vacation to one of KAYAK’s top trending destinations. Twelve […]
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9 Charming Poop Idioms In Other Languages

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9 Charming Poop Idioms In Other Languages
Let’s level with each other for a second. We all know poop humor is universal; if it weren’t, there wouldn’t be so many colorful phrases involving poop in different languages to choose from for this article. The English language alone is a treasure trove of bathroom humor, euphemisms and turns of phrase, because when the […]
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Hello world!

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Hello world!
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