Tag Archives: Foreign languages

The Umlaut: Two dots that will make or break you

There's nothing quite like the embarrassment of making a major blunder in a foreign language.....

Spicing up an e-mail is as easy as 1-2-3

Every language has its peculiarities, which should be respected. But when you translate into another....

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Not teaching foreign languages will make America more insular

Do you speak English? This question is often answered with “Yes” all around the world.....

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To Bavaria with love, infused with dialect for language nerds

It is best to learn the standard version of a language, but what if you....

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Led astray by my naïve trust in a native speaker, but I should have known better

My trust in native speakers was boundless, and it caused me to maneuver myself into....

When life gives you lemons, it helps to recognize them

I thought my French was good enough to get me around southern France. But language....

How chicken legs, triangles and sphincters will make you laugh

The German language is very precise and detailed, sometimes to the extent that it goes....

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The two dots that will make or break you

Speaking a foreign language can be tricky. Sometimes it can also get you into trouble....

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Stand down, parler, this word is too good to debauch

Language is constantly in flux. Words come, words go, and sometimes their meaning changes altogether.....

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Italian – no problemo

I walked into Italian class and saw a room full of pensioners. But I didn't....

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