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Speaking of German: Biergarten Basics

So you find yourself at a Biergartenーwunderbar! Below, find a few tips to get the most out of the experience.  First things first, you’ll want to know how to order a drink.  Typically, you’ll be able to spot a central…

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Speaking of Spanish: How to be More Conversational

Learning Spanish? Being conversational is more than the perfunctory ¿cómo estás?, but instead involves using everyday phrases throughout your chats. Earn approving nods when you’re in Mexico City with these tried-and-true expressions:  ¿Qué onda?  In U.S. English, “what’s up?” is…

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Speaking of Spanish: Tacos in Mexico

If a pang of hunger strikes in Mexico City, a quick taco is the ideal fix to hold you over before that fancy dinner reservation. Mosey to a shop or stand, then follow these tips for munching on a tortilla-wrapped…

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Speaking of Spanish: Mexican Slang

If you’re learning Spanish, sometimes you’re only taught the proper words. Let’s change that—here are some key phrases you can use when out and about in Mexico: Chido for cool.  It doesn’t get more Mexican than chido. If you’re in…

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Speaking of French: How to Be More Conversational

If you’d like to learn to parlez-vous français before visiting France, it’s important to focus on not only learning French vocabulary but also getting comfortable with speaking French like a local. Those that learn French in academic settings may end…

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Speaking of French: Cafe Basics

If you’re addicted to your customized coffee order of a double skinny caramel macchiato, ordering coffee in France is going to be an adjustment, but it’s a sacrifice worth making. Cafes are a vital part of French culture and an…

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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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