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Have you ever thought of becoming a tutor for languages?

Tutoring: Another Source of Income Are you currently a translator looking to both increase your income and impact within your community? Have you ever considered tutoring as a great way to both earn some extra cash on the side while feeling the satisfaction of teaching? Over the past few years, there has been a massive uptake in tutoring lessons particularly by primary to secondary school students. The main reasons for this include increasing academic pressure, economic uncertainty, and competition within schools and universities. Coupling this with an increase in subject demands such as English, Maths, Science and languages, the amount [...]

2019-02-13T14:40:29+00:00February 13th, 2019|

5 Spooky Japanese Superstitions To Know

Japan is home to a multitude of myths, stories, and urban legends. It holds a special place in the hearts of millions who love the supernatural. Albeit their popularity on that corner, Japan also has superstitions that terrify both locals and tourists. It is these superstitions that contribute to how terrifying the Japanese stories and horror movies are. If you are planning on travelling to Japan or if you know someone will, you better learn the following Japanese superstitions so you would know what you should and shouldn't do when you get to Japan. Plus, it helps you learn stuff [...]

2018-12-24T18:44:17+00:00January 8th, 2019|

13 French Slang Words To Know Before Going To France

The French language is without a doubt one of the sexiest languages around. Nobody would deny that hearing such a language can make your heart beat faster. Men, on the other hand, would have been intimidated here and there. They may even question their manliness for that matter. Today we are going to help you learn a few of the most common French slangs so that you can understand or even execute them in your own way. If you are planning a trip to France, learning these French slangs are a must so you can understand the locals even though [...]

2018-12-24T18:45:03+00:00January 8th, 2019|

Introduction To Greek Mythology: Greek Myths And Legends

When it comes to ancient history, the first thing that people think of are the wars, timelines, stone ruins and so much more. However, Greek mythology is also included here. This is what the Greeks are mostly known for. The different Greek myths and legends are stories so colourful and allegorical that almost everybody knows about it. These mostly include moral lessons and puzzles for people to mull over. They even include some western culture basics and human truths. In a nutshell, the Greek myths and legends are all about the goddesses and gods and their history. If you are [...]

2018-12-21T22:46:39+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Ways To Say Happy Birthday In Different Languages

Has anyone greeted you a happy birthday in different languages? That must have been fun! Whether someone greets you a happy birthday in your own language or in a different one, the love you get and feel is the same. In fact, in many places, most languages have their own version of ‘happy birthdays!’  Celebrating your birthday is universally known. a However, you probably already know that birthdays are not just about balloons, streamers and cakes, they’re also all about coming together and celebrating the past, present and future of your loved ones. Next time one of your friends or [...]

2018-12-21T22:41:10+00:00December 21st, 2018|

How To Say Family In Different Languages

When it comes to our society, a family is a group of people who are related either by affinity ( marriage or other relationships), consanguinity (through recognised birth), or co-residence ( domestics, household servants or family servants). When it comes to immediate family members, these are your spouse, parents, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons. The members of an extended family include cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, uncles, aunts and siblings-in-law. In almost every society, the family is the so-called principal institution for every child’s socialisation. It is the basic unit for raising kids. Most families are classified by anthropologists as: Matrifocal [...]

2018-12-20T20:50:04+00:00December 20th, 2018|

How To Say Beautiful in Different Languages

No matter where you are around the world, you will see beauty all around you. Plus, almost every language has its very own version for expressing its admiration for all the wonderful things.  This EthnoLink article lists several ways to say beautiful in different languages. Beautiful. It’s just one simple word that has hundreds, if not thousands of meanings around the world. You can use this word for many things. It can be: To tell your significant other that they are beautiful – both inside and out To describe the flowers To take in the surrounding beauty To express a [...]

2018-12-20T18:30:28+00:00December 20th, 2018|

How To Say Yes In Different Languages

In all languages, the word ‘yes’ is one of the most important and commonly-used words. You can use it during your travels to mean you like something, want something, or your opinion. Without the word ‘yes’, we would have to create sentences that we don’t even need just to reply to something that someone said to us. This is one of the reasons why saying and knowing when and how to say yes in different languages is very important. When you go on your way and travel around the world, you will know the right words to say and say [...]

2018-12-19T23:09:40+00:00December 19th, 2018|

9 Aussie Slang That Are Amazingly Abbreviated

Here’s a quick fact. Did you know that the Australians created the word ‘selfie’? Well, you should know that Australians love to shorten words. Australians love chatting and also abbreviating words. It’s one of the ways that differentiate Australians from any English speaker. But what is the reason for this? Why do Australians abbreviate? One of the reasons is that the locals like showing that they too are just regular persons –normal. They use their language to communicate and thus have created a lot of Aussie slang, idioms, diminutives and abbreviations. One of the most important ways to unlock the [...]

2018-12-19T23:06:04+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Learn To Say No In Different Languages

Learn to say NO. That’s what people always say. Time and again, it is said that saying no is good for you, you get to express yourself and be more honest. When you really mean no, don’t say yes. Don’t let other people take advantage of you and say no when needed. This post is a guide to saying no in different languages. If you want to travel around the world, knowing how to say no in different languages will help you in your travels. So let’s get started. Afrikaans Portuguese Russian German Hindi Armenian Hebrew Arabic Afrikaans Say no [...]

2018-12-19T00:15:46+00:00December 19th, 2018|