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Differences Between Mexican Spanish and Castilian Spanish

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Spanish is a language that has users in Central and Southern America as well as Spain, in Europe. With over 500 million speakers across 23 countries, Spanish is also a romance language, deep-rooted in poetry and art.  However, the Spanish spoken in Central America is very different from that spoken in Spain. While the language shares its roots and is identical in structure, there are some subtle...

9 Things You Did Not Know About Kerala and Malayalam

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There is a saying amongst the international diaspora of Malayalees (speakers of the Malayalam language) that you will find a Malayalee in every corner of the world. Most Malayalam speakers are bilingual (English is their second language), and this enables them to adapt easily to a country or culture that is unfamiliar to them. Malayalam speakers are mostly found in Kerala, a state in the southern...

5 Popular Indian Languages After Hindi

India is the largest country in South Asia and the second most populated country in the world. The word “Indian” comes from Sindhu, a local name for the Indus River. There are many things India is known for; spicy cuisine (Butter Chicken is definitely our favourite), Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, vibrant festivals, cricket and yoga. However, the diversity of languages is not always...

Lebanon: 10 Things You Must Do and See

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Lebanon is a magical and historical destination to visit at any time of the year. From non-stop parties to unforgettable scenery, rich history, and exquisite cuisine, your trip to Lebanon is far from being a forgettable one. It is not uncommon for Lebanese people to mix Lebanese Arabic with English and French in everyday conversation; making the language a more simplified version of Arabic and...

Why Swahili Should Be the Next Language You Learn

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Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is the lingua franca of the East African Community (EAC). With about 24 million native speakers and another 80 million who speak it as a second language, both in Africa and in countries outside of the continent. Swahili is an African language that is well known all around the globe. It’s the official language in Kenya and Tanzania and it is also widely...

Lebanese Slang to Make You Sound Like a Native Speaker

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Lebanon, known for its beautiful nature, four seasons, magnificent sights, and mouthwatering cuisine make it a must-visit destination for people from around the globe. In addition to its beautiful geography, the Lebanese are friendly, fun-loving, and very hospitable people. Speaking a few Lebanese slang words in a conversation with the locals can go a long way.  You need to know that the Lebanese...

6 African Languages You Need to Learn

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Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, that holds valuable natural resources and still pristine nature. With inhabitants numbering in the billions (1.3 billion to be exact), Africa is second only to Asia, in terms of size and population. Amongst the many treasures Africa has to offer, for us language enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of African languages and vibrant cultures...

5 Ways to Build Successful Relationships

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Building serious and successful relationships is very similar to building a strong home. You need to choose a good foundation, tidy up and use the right tools. You would not invest in a low-cost building. So, should you make any effort to build such a relationship? Construction of the building needs strong walls and bars that are built to keep the structure from collapsing.

The Best Ways to Learn a New Language While Traveling

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Among the reasons why people travel is to learn a language or become more cultured.
According to the rank of reasons for traveling by Nomadsworld, learning a new culture and a new language comes in the 4th place after other, more basic reasons, like traveling for a family visit or spending time with friends. 

Egypt Travel Guide: 7 Things You Need to Do

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Egypt is a country of infused with around 7000 years of history and civilization; known for its breathtaking Pharaonic and other ancient attractions. Egypt, on the other hand, possesses unique cultures, traditions, food, people and exciting activities. For those of you planning to visit Egypt or its capital Cairo, we have gathered a few things for you to see and do while you’re at it. 

American Sign Language Alphabet for ASL Beginners

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What is American Sign Language (ASL)? American Sign Language or ASL as it’s popularly called by its acronym, is a fascinating language and many people have started to see its value and purpose outside the deaf community. It is a visual language formed by organized hand gestures, body movements, and facial expressions. Learning ASL won’t just create meaningful relationships but will...

6 Languages to Learn On European Day of Languages 2019

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Every year since 2001, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated on September 26. It was put together by the European Union and the Council of Europe to bring together the different cultures of Europe and encourage language learning.

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