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The Essential Guide to Polish Party Etiquette

Meeting new people and being able to have an engaging conversation are probably some of the main reasons for learning a new language. But knowing your verb conjugations or having extensive vocabulary might not be enough to prevent you from…

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Advice, Culture

Want to Sound Like a Native Spanish Speaker?

When you’re learning a new language, hitting the books and studying (memorizing) hard is the standard approach. But what about when you find yourself in a casual conversation with an acquaintance or friend? Carrying a textbook in your back pocket…

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Advice, Culture

How to Swear in Spanish: Curse Like a Mexican

Human beings, generally speaking, have an obsession with knowing how to say “bad” or “dirty” things in another language. Odd as it may be, who are we to deprive you of the knowledge you so desperately crave? In many languages,…

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Advice, Culture

6 Mexican Slang Words You Need to Know

Slang words are arguably one of the most important parts of fully understanding another language—but they’re not always easy to pick up on. Historically speaking, slang has always been spoken, not written down, so new words and meanings arise from…

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Culture

Mademoiselle or Madame: Why Madame is Legally the Right Choice

When you hear the word “mademoiselle,” the words “French,” “Paris,” and maybe even “Coco Chanel,” a very famous mademoiselle, might pop into your head. But if you ask a French person about “mademoiselle” they’ll most likely think, “interdit” (prohibited) and…

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Culture

The Ultimate List of 231 French Slang Terms

Slang is one of the most important things to learn when you’re learning a new language, especially if you want to sound like a local. While textbooks and high school French lessons are great, it’s usually not until you find…

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Advice, Culture

Mexican Words with Special Meanings

Google will tell you there are 10 main Spanish dialects, but that doesn’t even begin to cover the intricacies of the Spanish language. Latin American Spanish is one of those 10, but it’s an all-encompassing term that covers Mexico, Colombia,…

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