An Interview with Justin on Learning Chinese with LingoDeer

Justin majored in computer science and now works in a cutting edge IT company. He started learning Chinese long after he had finished university, on the side while he was working full time, knowing a second language would give him an edge as a software developer in the IT  industry.   “When I first set out …

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5 Unexpected Celebrities that Know Different Languages!

There are many reasons why people learn a second language: improving memory, business opportunities, learning different cultures, and so on! Celebrities tend to pick up languages from acting in diverse roles and traveling the world. However, it takes much more dedication and passion to become fluent in different languages, such as these 5 celebrities!  John …

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Mother’s Day Special

An average person knows 20,000 words. A LingoDeer user knows that and a few hundred foreign words. (…depending on where you are in our courses.) We learned them from many sources, human and non-human teachers. But we all learned our very first word from an amazing woman: “Mamá!” “妈妈!” ” 엄마!” “ママ!” This Mom’s Day, …

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17 Websites of Free Ebooks and Audio Books for Language Learners

You may not be able to go to a library, but a library can come to you. This is thanks to a wide range of websites that provide free ebooks in many languages online. German Project Gutenberg gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg has published more than 60,000 books about literature online, where you can also download them …

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Verbs in Japanese Honorific and Humble Language

The Japanese language makes extensive use of honorifics and humble language in many situations. Let’s learn about them in this short article. Honorific suffixes are attached to the end of names, such as さん in 田中さん, and are often gender-neutral. Honorific suffixes also indicate the relationship between the speaker and referred individual’s and are often …

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Guide to Japanese Adjectives

A Japanese adjective can be divided into two parts, a stem and a suffix.  All adjectives fall under two categories: i-adjectives and na-adjectives.  Adjectives ending with the Hiragana suffix “い(i)” are i-adjectives. I-adjectives are also categorized as A1. The second type  is the na-adjective, A2. A2 takes な(na) before the noun that it modifies. Examples of i-adjectives …

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Japanese Particles: What Are They and How to Use Them

Japanese particles shows the relationship of a word, a phrase, or a clause, to the rest of the sentence.  If you have trouble keeping all the particles straight, the chart below will illuminate you by explaining how to perfectly use them. A List of Japanese Particles は “は (ha) “is the topic marking particle in Japanese …

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LingoDeer Korean vs Integrated Korean vs HowToStudyKorean

LingoDeer was born with the mission to serve as the main guide for beginner learners, so our courses are designed to match the beginner levels of the standardized tests and popular textbooks. Of course, the journey to fluency easily involves a dozen resources, but everyone’s mix has one main guide and several supplementary tools. We …

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