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Busuu by Anna Klappenbach - 5d ago

While German might not make the list of the easiest languages to learn, it isn’t one of the top ten most difficult ones either. If you’re looking for a quick answer to whether learning German really is as hard as you’ve heard – the answer is yes and no. We’ve considered some of the main […]

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Learning a new language can be a challenge, and English, in particular, is full of complexities. If you’re wondering how to learn English faster and more completely, look no further! Here are 10 expert tips on the easiest way to learn English. 1. Look for patterns. This is the most important tip for English learners. […]

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Ahead of our 11th birthday, we sat down with one of our top community members in the UK to find out more about his language learning journey. In the summer of 2018 Caleb, a nine-year-old Busuu user in the UK, started to learn Spanish. Although he was initially learning French, his parents encouraged him to […]

The post Meet Caleb the nine-year-old polyglot in the making appeared first on busuu blog.

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This year, Ramadan begins in early May and will be observed by most of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims. But how much do you actually know about this Islamic month? 1. Why do Muslims fast? Ramadan has been observed for centuries. It become obligatory for Muslims in the second year of the Islamic calendar (the […]

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This year, Ramadan begins in early May and will be observed by most of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims. But how much do you actually know about this Islamic month? 1. Why do Muslims fast? Ramadan has been observed for centuries. It become obligatory for Muslims in the second year of the Islamic calendar (the […]

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You’re probably aware that we regularly use plenty of French words in English. But did you know that around 45% of English words come from French? Some are words borrowed directly from French, others have evolved from French words. Why does English have French words? The origin of the English language is a topic linguists […]

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Imagine having something small enough to put in your ear, that would translate what anybody said to you into the language of your choice. The humorous author Douglas Adams imagined it in the form of a living creature, the Babel fish. That was some forty years ago. Now technology is catching up with Adams’s imagination. […]

The post Marek Kohn: Why Babel fish will make us value languages more, not less appeared first on busuu blog.

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Ever mixed up words in a sentence or said the wrong word by accident? English can be a challenging language to speak correctly. Even native speakers regularly make mistakes when speaking and some of these can end up being very funny. Did you know that there are different terms to describe different types of word-related […]

The post Spoonerisms, malapropisms, and other ways we mix up words appeared first on busuu blog.

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British English is filled with interesting expressions that aren’t always easy for non-native speakers to understand. If you go to UK to improve your English, or even just for a holiday, these 10 phrases might help you recognise some popular British expressions. You might think you know the meaning of some of these sayings, but […]

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Data from busuu reveals which UK cities are home to the most dedicated language learners, and the most popular languages studied. A 2016 survey by the European Commission revealed that only 35 percent of adult Britons said they could speak one or more foreign language – compared with 97 percent of Swedes and well below […]

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