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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture(#3-France)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture(#3-France)

Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening and Good vibes Listeners and “Listenarsss”.

Welcome to the Third episode of our humble podcast, yes we reached our Third episode!!!

For today’s episode we are going to talk about a “Délicieux” country. Yes,you’re right! We are going to talk about France.
With help from our guest Majourie, we’ll be talking about:

  • French culture trough the eyes of a native french
  • Curiosites and stereotypes
  • Personal Stories
  • French songs with our Karaoke: “VOCAPP-oke”
  • French language tips

Vocapp you, Vocapp me, Vocapp your life: Learn languages with flashcards!!!
Have you ever wanted to learn French language but you didn’t know where to start? Well, just start from our everyday phrases in French and then keep on studying French with French in 1 day and French: day 2 . We will teach you basic French vocabulary, common french expressions and essential french phrases. After our course you will be able to have a basic French conversation with your native friends and ask for information.

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#2-Italy)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#2-Italy)

Hello Listeners! Welcome to the second episode of our humble podcast!!

For today’s episode we are going to talk about a very loved and famous country: Italy!
With help from our guest Giuliaa, we’ll be talking about:

  • Italian culture trough the eyes of a native Italian
  • Curiosites and stereotypes
  • Personal Stories
  • Italian songs with our Karaoke: “VOCAPP-oke”
  • Italian language tips

There are so many things to discover of the Italian culture, that we don’t know where to start. But you should start from our podcast

Vocapp you, Vocapp me, Vocapp your life: Learn languages with flashcards!!!

Do you want to learn Italian language but at the same time learn how to behave like an Italian? Then dive into Italian culture! Find out everything you need to know to be a real Italian “ragazzo” with our Vocapp courses mentioned during this humble episode:

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#1 – Latvia)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#1 – Latvia)

Vocapp is inviting you reader!! To now become also a listener with our new PODCAST!!

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”. Goethe was very accurate while saying this sentence. Each week our host João Jacques will bring the most positive vibe you can get during your day.

We discuss:

  • Every episode our host interviews guests from the Most Diverse Countries in this “Humble World”.
  • If you want to learn not only language and culture but also about Countries curiosities, Weird stories, Songs, Life, Travel, I mean Everything!! this is the podcast for you.”

For our very first episode with help from our Guest Evija!! We’ll be talking about Latvia, Latvian language and a lot of curiosities of this very interesting country.

“Vocapp you, Vocapp me, Vocapp your life: Learn languages with flashcards!!!”

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What No One Told You about Living in China

What No One Told You about Living in China

Globalization has made it possible for us to get to know countries like China, but do we really understand them? Stay with VocApp and get to know what no one told you about living in China as a foreigner!

The ancient traditions of the oldest living civilization in the world are still far from being understood by foreigners that go to live in this country. If this is your case, VocApp is here with some tips and advice to prepare you for life in the People’s Republic of China!

And by the way, in case you want to learn Chinese, don’t forget to check out our Webstite at VocApp full of Chinese courses for you to learn from! For instants, you can check out our course Chinese in 1 day! But for now, continue reading about the amazingly interesting Chinese culture!

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TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe

TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe

Here is another one of our Top 10’s! Discover new destinations for summer in Europe with VocApp and party all summer long with our TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe!

Do you want to enjoy a summer music festival in Europe and don’t know where to go? Do you want to find the right festival for you and your favorite music and artists? You are in the right place then! We compiled a list of summer music festivals TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe to help you decide on which summer festivals to enjoy! From Portugal to Iceland, from Tomorrowland to Hellfest Open Air and Defqon.1 Weekend Festivalwe have festivals for everybody’s musical tastes!

1. Isle of Wight Festival | England | 13-16 June 2019

The festival started off as a counterculture event in the 1960s and has since grown to become one of the biggest music festivals in the UK. Hosted on the largest island in England, the festival is a four day bender that features some of the biggest names in the biz. This year’s headliners are Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro – just to give you an idea of the calibre of talent bustling around the island over this weekend.

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Grammar: Our Best Enemy

Grammar: Our Best Enemy

This week, the VocApp team will explore with you the little things that make us love and hate grammar, in this blog “Grammar: Our Best Enemy”, and all the difficult rules that drive us nuts!

Grammar Best Enemy

Let’s be realistic, even if learning a new language is mostly fun, polyglots all agree that it can sometimes be a difficult task and grammar often doesn’t help.

In this article “Grammar: Our Best Enemy” we will talk about 5 languages and the little bits and bobs that make up the grammar of each of those languages. We will talk about why grammar is our best enemy in Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish!

And do not forget! If you are interested in any of those languages you can check out our website at VocApp and download our App to study and improve your skills! Let’s begin!

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Top 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities

Top 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities

Get to know more about the Bilingual Celebrities you love with VocApp!

Have you wondered if the celebrities you see on TV and movies are polyglot? Or better, do you want to learn the language that your favorite celebrity speaks? Well, you are in the right place! With VocApp, you will learn all about multilingual celebrities and you will be able to learn the languages they speak! Stick with us and let us show you our TOP 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities!

What is the meaning of polyglot?

Firstly, let us explain what a polyglot person is! A polyglot is a person who knows and is able to use several languages. However, there is a difference between a polyglot person and a bilingual person! A bilingual person speaks 2 languages and a polyglot usually speaks and uses more than 2 languages to communicate!

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World Bee Day – 20th of May

World Bee Day – 20th of May

Get to know more about Bees and their Special Day with VocApp!

Bees. Maybe they scare you? Are you afraid of getting bitten by one? Did it happen before maybe? Well, we understand your pain, but maybe you are looking at this extraordinary bug the wrong way. And that is why we are here! We at VocApp want to help you understand and maybe even love this amazing insect that is SO important to this world and learn more about World Bee Day!

Stay with us and learn all you can about bees! Learn about beekeeping and about the World Day of Bees. Also, we will end with some interesting facts about bees!

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International Day of Families- May 15

International Day of Families- May 15

Come celebrate International Day of Families with VocApp!

Read our blog and learn about the International Day of Families May 15!  You must wonder how did the International Day of Families start? And how is it different from other Family Day celebrations? Do you want to learn more about how countries celebrates families? Do you know what the term “family” means in different cultures? Continue reading our blog and learn more about this important day and celebrate with us the International Day of Families

United Nations

According to UN’s website, the May 15 International Day of Families is a moment to reflect and celebrate the importance of family, people, societies and cultures all over the globe. The United Nations sees the family as the basis of unity of society. Learn more about their cause in their website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/family/international-day-of-families/2019-2.html 

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Table manners: Do’s and Don’ts abroad

Table manners: Do’s and Don’ts abroad

Food is definitely the main essence of traveling.

You can’t fully experience the culture of a country if you do not taste local food. Think about one of the best journeys you have ever had, wasn’t food a big part of it? Didn’t it make your overall experience even more special?
Home food, street food, local restaurants, secret recipes, unique ingredients, strong fragrances. Can you picture all of this in your journey?

Although appreciating local food is very important, it is not enough to be a perfect traveler. If you really want to eat like a local, then you have to learn how to behave like a local, which means, respecting the good table manners of the country you are visiting. This is something very important to learn ahead, in order to avoid being disrespectful or very impolite towards locals.

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