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92 Basic German Phrases To Survive Your First Conversation With A Native Speaker

basic german phrasesHave you always wanted to learn German?

Or are you planning a trip to a German-speaking country?

In order to get started and have your first basic conversations in German, you’re going to need to learn some words!

In this post, you’ll learn about 92 basic German phrases and words that can help you have your first interactions in the language. Continue reading…

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8 Scientifically Proven Ways To Improve Your Memory For Foreign Languages

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To learn any language successfully you need to learn a lot of new vocabulary. But all too often, it can feel like all those new words just go in one ear and out the other. So what can you do to ensure you remember more of the new vocabulary you encounter? Today, I’m delighted to […]

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外国語の単語の覚え方 – パート1

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この3パート・シリーズでは、外国語の語彙をどうやって覚えて、後で忘れないようにするにはどうすればいいかを述べます。 語彙を必要な時に増やせると、新しい言葉を話すのがとても簡単になり、ずっと楽しくもなります。 このシリーズではA.R.T. テクニックについて学び、それを自分の外国語学習でどのように使えばいいかを学びます。これで新しい単語を学ぶための簡単で信頼できるシステムが身につくのです。 また、何歳であっても、どんな才能を持って生まれてきたとしても、記憶力を向上させるためにシャーロック・ホームズや(映画ベスト・キッドの)ミヤギ、ジャズの演奏家から学べることがあるとわかります。 興味が湧いてきましたか? そうだといいのですが。これは楽しめると思います。 では、本題に入りましょう。 注記:今回は3つの記事に渡る長いシリーズです。もし時間がなくて今すぐ読めない場合は、僕のメール・ベースの無料コースに登録して記憶力を向上させるというのはいかがでしょう?

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6 Steps To Listen Your Way To A Better Accent In Any Language

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Accent is one of the most difficult skills to master as a language learner. Even if you can pronounce most words correctly in your target language, it’s still not easy to sound natural or ‘native-like’ when you speak. But there is something you can do to change that … listen. In this guest post from […]

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89 Advanced Spanish Phrases That Will Get You Confused For A Native Speaker

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Vocabulary is the cornerstone to learning a language, and becoming advanced in Spanish requires you to learn vocabulary and phrases that you won’t find in your beginner’s textbook! It’s possible to get by in a language without any grammar (even if you sound like Tarzan!) but not without any vocabulary, which is probably why phrasebooks […]

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Stephen Krashen on Language Learning in the Polyglot Community

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Stephen Krashen is a linguistics professor at the University of California who has written extensively on second-language acquisition. His work is very highly regarded and it’s used in linguistics classes all over the world. If you’ve ever studied linguistics, you’ve probably come across some of his articles or books! I spent a lot of time […]

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The Complete Guide To French Pronunciation: Lose Your Accent & Pronounce French Words Like A Native

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French pronunciation can seem pretty intimidating. The sounds are tricky, and letters that look familiar from English can sound entirely different. While French is definitely very different from English, it’s not that much harder. Although all those silent letters can seem confusing at first, once you learn the rules and patterns, you’ll realise that French […]

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¡Che Boludo! A Brief Introduction to Argentine Spanish

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Ever dreamed of a trip to Argentina? I lived in Argentina for 6 months back in 2005, so I know from experience that it has a lot to offer any visitor! But the way people speak Spanish in Argentina is a bit different from how it’s spoken in other countries. Today, I’m delighted to feature […]

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会話例の攻略法

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会話。語学テキストやウェブサイト、ポッドキャストなどすべての基礎となるものです。どんな教材を使って外国語を勉強していても、その教材は会話例を中心にして構成されていることが多いでしょう。 会話とは、複数の人やグループの間の対話で、とくに特定の物事について調べたり、何らかの問題を解決したりする方向に向かうものをいう。

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Italian? An Honest Guide For Beginners

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How long does it take to learn Italian? This is a common question among learners and if you’re learning Italian or thinking about starting you need to know the answer. Today, I’m delighted to feature a guest post that answers that common question once and for all. Here’s what you’ll learn:  What it means to have […]

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How To Do Language Immersion The Right Way: Strategies For Expats

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Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post from Alicia about creating a language immersion environment for yourself. You’ll learn about: Why it’s important to language proof your surroundings Different ways you can create your own immersion environment The role culture and tradition plays in your learning Here’s Alicia… Learning a new language is an […]

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外国語学習のために映画を見るのは時間の無駄?

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僕はいままで外国語の学習に役立てようと、たくさんの外国映画を観てきました。 みなさんもきっと同じだと思います。いい映画が好きではない人なんていませんよね。 その映画の中で勉強中の外国語が聞けるとなればことさらです。 でも、実は僕はもうあまり勉強のために映画を見ないのです。 いろいろなところで次のような外国語学習のアドバイスをよく聞きます。「え、○○語を勉強したいんですか? じゃあ、映画を観た方がいいですよ! 本場の会話が聞けますからね。」でも、ある時にこのアドバイスに少し疑問を抱くようになったのです。

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67 Essential Spanish Travel Phrases Every Traveller Needs To Know

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Spain. Mexico. Argentina. Peru. Colombia. Does the mere the mention of these countries leave you daydreaming about your next trip abroad? I’ve had the good fortune of spending time in many Spanish speaking countries and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they’re incredible places to visit. Spanish-speaking countries are among the most popular […]

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How To Learn Chinese From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

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Have you always wanted to learn Chinese? Or have you started learning it but found yourself running into a brick wall? If so, then this article is for you! Unfortunately, learning Mandarin Chinese has a reputation for being exceptionally difficult… But the truth is, it’s not as hard as you think! In this article, I’ll […]

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How To Learn Japanese From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

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Learning Japanese may seem intimidating at first. Words seem strange and reading an alphabet you’ve never even heard of can feel like an impossible task. However, I can tell you from experience that learning Japanese is highly rewarding if you persevere. Believe it or not, Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn […]

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