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Advice, Culture, People

Music Recommendations From Around World

When I was in elementary school I went to a Spanish immersion school. And when I was in first grade, an obsession rippled through our school. The obsession was a song (with some amazingly choreographed dance moves) called “Asereje” by…

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Culture

Truth, Lies and Culture in ‘The Farewell’

If you’re learning a new language, watching movies in that language is a great way to keep up the practice. Featuring Awkwafina, The Farewell will reinvigorate those Mandarin Chinese skills while teaching you about family life in China.  From the…

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Culture, People

Traditional Table: A Chinese Food Primer

In places like America, Chinese food has developed its own distinct flavor that is markedly different from that of its homeland. In fact, North American Chinese dishes, heavy with thick, sweet sauces, are not what you’d encounter in the countryside…

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Advice, Culture

How To Say Cheers in 21 Different Languages

Raise a glass We think celebratory phrases are like champagne: Always good to have on hand in case something happens worth toasting. Maybe you got a promotion. Maybe you’ve met The One. Or maybe you finally remembered to drink water…

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Advice, Culture

Motivational Phrases in 20 Languages

What better time to get a jolt of motivation than now, when resolutions seem far less attractive than happy hour or catching up on Black Mirror? Below you’ll find loose translations for how to say, “You can do it” in…

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Advice, Culture

How to Ring in the New Year in 20 Languages

When it comes to welcoming in the new year, the possibilities are endless. Below, find a celebration cheat sheet full of phrases and traditions from around the globe so you can say Happy New Year in 20 languages.  Burn effigies…

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Advice, Inspiration

8 Useful Languages to Learn

Whether you’re learning a language to provide professional opportunities or just trying to check off that bucket list, you want one that’ll give you more bang for your buck. But how do you decide which languages are the most useful…

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