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Language 94 Obscure Foreign Words with No Direct English Translation

94 Obscure Foreign Words with No Direct English Translation

94 Obscure Foreign Words with No Direct English Translation One of the beauties of spoken language is that it allows us to express our complex thoughts and emotions in ways that were not possible or feasible with just sounds or gestures. But have you ever experienced the frustration of having some idea or feeling inside …

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Academic Konversation with Sarah Allmon: Choir Teacher, World Traveler, Language Lover, and Fashionista

Konversation with Sarah Allmon: Choir Teacher, World Traveler, Language Lover, and Fashionista

Konversation with Sarah Allmon: Choir Teacher, World Traveler, Language Lover, and Fashionista Konversai is starting a “Konversations” series as part of our blog where we conduct interviews with our users and learn more about who they are and what they do, both on and off Konversai. This week, we interviewed Sarah Allmon (brzyskis), a middle …

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Language Handy Guide to Regional Slang in the 50 US States

Handy Guide to Regional Slang in the 50 US States

Handy Guide to Regional Slang in the 50 US States We’ve written before about how the same language can sound completely different in different countries. Specifically, we’ve explored the differences between American and British regionalisms and the various Spanish expressions used in the different Spanish-speaking countries. But what about regional slang within the same country? …

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Language Handy Guide to Expressions and Slang in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Handy Guide to Expressions and Slang in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Handy Guide to Expressions and Slang in Spanish-Speaking Countries In a previous blog, we explored some of the differences between British and American English. Especially in the case of expressions and slang, Americans and Brits often find themselves “divided by a common language,” if you will. However, as any second-language learner or traveler knows, this …

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Language What Learning a Language Does to Your Brain (and Tips for Mastering a New Language)

What Learning a Language Does to Your Brain (and Tips for Mastering a New Language)

What Learning a Language Does to Your Brain (and Tips for Mastering a New Language) In modern society, knowing a second language is becoming more and more important. Second language proficiency makes you more marketable for employment opportunities. It can make traveling in foreign countries much easier. It allows you to communicate more effectively with …

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