The Japanese still have one of the longest life expectancies, probably because in spite of how much they work, they put a big emphasis on health. In the spirit of World Health Day, today we’re exploring 15 expressions in Japanese related to health and sickness.
What do you call the tool that makes learning French as easy as checking your mail? Frantastique.
Have you gotten your Italian to a reasonably high level, but you still feel like you’re not getting through? Is communicating in Italian becoming a headache for you? Would you like to know a few tips to understand how to speak like a true Italian? Well, keep reading! Read more
Ever felt like your Japanese is not “handy” enough? Would you like for it to be more natural? Well, today I’d like to share a “handful” of amusing Japanese expressions which involve learning parts of the body! (Yeah, I don’t think it’s a great pun either…) Read more
This post comes courtesy of Dr. Richard Benton, a man I admire a lot for his passion for languages… often those that people don’t know much about! Richard’s learning Somali with the help of the huge immigrant community in Minnesota, and his thoughts are a very interesting read, so come on in and take a seat.
I’m currently in Uruguay, visiting relatives. I’m not here doing language tourism (as my mother tongue is Spanish), but it’s felt rather like that in the last few days. If Spanish is Spanish here and in Mars, the obvious conclusion to that little piece of logic is that if you speak Spanish to anybody in a Spanish speaking country, they should be able to understand you easily, right? Read more
A kindly reader contacted me recently, inquiring as to how I learned Japanese. It ocurred to me I’ve never actually explained my methodology to anybody, so this will be a chance for retrospection for me as well! Read more
As of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about Mexico’s most mainstream native languages: Nahuatl and Mayan. For the sake of being clear, the two variants I’ll be discussing here are Central Nahuatl and Yucatec Mayan, since they’re respectively the most widely spoken variants in Mexico (and also the variants I’m interested in studying at some point). Read more