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How to Count in Italian

Learning numbers and counting in Italian isn't complicated. In fact, the Italians follow many of the same patterns that we do in English. There are a few differences, but it's when it comes to numbers [more…]

Speaking Italian at Work

Speaking Italian at work doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you're looking for a job in an Italian-speaking country or just need to talk with coworkers there, you'll need to know some key words and [more…]

How to Make Appointments in Italian

The trick to making appointments in Italian is being prepared for the questions and answers you'll hear. As long as you know Italian vocabulary for the [more…]

How to Ask Questions in German

How do you ask basic questions in German? Well, German interrogative words mean the same as they do for English: who, what, when, where, why, and how. By knowing basic German interrogatives, you'll be [more…]

Common Conversational Words and Phrases in German

By mastering the basics of polite conversation, you can put yourself and the person you're talking with at ease. You'll find that there are many words and phrases that come up in most everyday conversations [more…]

German Greetings and Good-Byes

When traveling in German-speaking countries, you'll find that the words and phrases you use most frequently will be the common German greetings (Grüße) [more…]

German Travel-Related Words and Phrases

Traveling in German-speaking countries can be confusing if you can't read the signs or understand the instructions you're given. Learning a few useful travel-related words and phrases in German before [more…]

How to Ask for and Understand Directions in German

Exploring German-speaking countries can be quite an adventure, but if you want to be sure to see everything on your list, you need to know how to ask for directions and how to understand the directions [more…]

How to Ask For Help in German

Know how to ask for help in German before you have an actual emergency. By learning a few simple German words and phrases for emergencies, you can save valuable time in a crisis. The simplest way to ask [more…]

How to Make Introductions in German

Learning the proper way to make introductions in German can help you get off to the right start. The German language tends to be a bit more formal than American English. Consequently, introductions in [more…]

Money and Banking Phrases in German

Traveling is expensive, so it's crucial to have a good understanding of German phrases for money and banking. While in a German-speaking country, the best way to ensure that you get the most for your money [more…]

German Vocabulary for Shopping

Develop a German shopping vocabulary to gain a new cultural experience when traveling. Whether you're shopping for clothes, food, or souvenirs, you can use the following German phrases to help you find [more…]

How to Make Small Talk in German

Making small talk in German is just the same as in English. Touch on familiar topics like jobs, sports, children — just say it in German! Small talk describes the brief conversations that you have with [more…]

How to Order Food in German

Whether you're on a short visit to a German-speaking country or planning to live there, knowing how to order food in German is essential. Eating out can be a lot of fun, especially if you know some basic [more…]

How to Say Dates and Times in German

When making plans, appointments, and travel arrangements in German-speaking countries, you need to be able to state dates and other calendar terms in, well, German. Understanding the days of the week, [more…]

How to Count in German

When it comes to numbers and counting in German, you follow most of the same patterns as in English. Counting in German is relatively simple because of these similarities in structure, so it's really just [more…]

Speaking German at Work

Speaking German at work and school doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you’re looking for a job in a German-speaking country or just need to talk with coworkers there, you'll need to know some key [more…]

How to Make Appointments in German

In most German-speaking countries, people are a bit more formal than in the United States. They prefer to set appointments for most everything. Consequently, it is important to learn how to make appointments [more…]

How to Ask Basic Questions in Japanese

How do you ask basic questions in Japanese? Well, Japanese interrogative words mean the same as they do for English: who, what, when, where, why, and how. By knowing basic Japanese interrogatives, you'll [more…]

Common Conversational Words and Phrases in Japanese

By mastering the basics of polite conversation, you can put yourself and the person you're talking with at ease. There are some essential conversation words and phrases that everyone should master before [more…]

How to Pronounce Arabic Sounds

To be understood in Arabic, you need to recognize and know how to pronounce some distinct sounds that differ from English, or don't exist in English at all. The Arabic sound system isn't as different from [more…]

How to Ask Questions in Russian

How do you ask basic questions in Russian? Well, Russian interrogative words mean the same as they do for English: who, what, when, where, why, and how. By knowing basic Russian interrogatives, you'll [more…]

Common Conversational Words and Phrases in Russian

By mastering the basics of polite conversation in Russian, you put yourself and the person you're talking to at ease. Everyone should learn essential Russian conversational words and phrases before traveling [more…]

Greetings and Introductions in Russian

Properly greeting people and making introductions in Russian can help you get off to the right start. After all, first impressions are important — they can start a friendship or set the tone for your interaction [more…]

Russian Travel-Related Words and Phrases

Traveling in Russian-speaking countries can be confusing if you can't read the signs or understand the instructions you're given. Learning a few useful travel-related words and phrases in Russian before [more…]

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