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Episode 4: Scenes from an Italian RestaurantFeatured

In my most recent Italian lesson, the Rosetta Stone in-app police stringently discouraged me from moving on and told me to go back and retake the last lesson, which, well shit, I kinda thought we were past that, so I skipped ahead and oh mercy goodness was I not ready for that. I will say this though: up to now I’ve been sober as a judge when I’ve done these things and this time I kinda let my natural proclivities towards being a wild and crazy individual fly and decided to do this one with two drinks in me.

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Inspiration, People

Episode 3: Approaching the Shore

Here’s an extremely obvious take: Language is, first and foremost, a tool of communication and understanding. To be sure, there is art and whimsy and all of that wrapped up in what a language is, but without understanding, without language’s primary function as a tool of communication, there can be no whimsy or art.

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Inspiration, People

Episode 2: Man with a Mission

I recently read an article about this kid who was a pretty dyed-in-the-wool missionary from California, which, that seems a little weird in this day and age, right? Who knew? To put it mildly my interest was pretty piqued right away.

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Advice, Culture

Speaking of Italian: Pizzeria Pro Tips

If you find yourself at an Italian pizzeria, you’ll want to know the Italian phrases and etiquette that will make you look like a pro. We had the chance to catch up with a native speaker to find out a…

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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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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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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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