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Differences between American English and British English

Differences between American English and British English

Although the United States and the United Kingdom share the same language, many differences can be found in the vocabulary, the grammar or the pronunciation. On top of that, both countries have very different cultures, which can be found in the food, their history, the sports they play, or even the TV shows they usually watch.

In contrast, it’s true that they both share the mile system, but it is actually the only measurement system that they have in common! In short, it can be said that the two countries are divided by a common language! All of these points will be developed in this article (among many others), so if you’re interested to discover all the differences, they will be listed below!

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5 reasons why learning German is not as complicated as many people think

5 reasons why learning German is not as complicated as many people think

Goethe. Schiller. Kant. Brecht. – German is the language of poets and thinkers. The West Germanic language is therefore also known to be difficult and complicated. If you google “learn German” you can even read articles and blog posts that list reasons why it is impossible to learn German. We want to stand up to them: As with all languages, there are heavy and light components in German. Yes, German grammar is not the easiest. But is German hard to learn? Definitely no! There are enough reasons why German is not as complicated as many people think and actually easy to learn. We have summarized 5 of them to take away your fear of learning German.

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The differences between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

The differences between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

You can learn a lot about a language by its country’s history and culture. So, if one of your goals is to learn Portuguese, the history of Brazil and the history of Portugal are very important in order to understand not only the Portuguese language but also the main differences between both variants.

Origin of the European Portuguese

The European Portuguese origin comes from the vulgar Latin. The language was first introduced by the roman who occupied the Iberian Peninsula. We can call Portuguese a neolatin language, since it is one of the modern languages that originated from the vulgar Latin. The Portuguese language suffered modifications with the invasion of the Germans and later the Arabs, although their language was never established in total. In the XV century, the peninsula was reconquered from the Arabs and after that different dialects emerged from the contact of the Arabic and Latin.

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Romanian phrases to sound like a native

Romanian phrases to sound like a native

Why is it important to learn common Romanian expressions?

Learning vocabulary is probably one of the most important parts when it comes to studying a new language. Whether you want to learn Romanian for fun, to do your studies, find a job or visit this country of mystery and romance, you will most likely meet some colloquial language. Such informal words and phrases can cause many misunderstandings, that’s why it’s important to know them. If you will learn and understand different informal Romanian phrases and words, it will help you impress the locals, express your thoughts in a more interesting and colourful way and understand the Romanian culture better than any unprepared tourist.

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Top 5 similarities between Kazakh and Turkish languages

Top 5 similarities between Kazakh and Turkish languages

It is widely known that people in Kazakhstan speak Russian as a second language and use Cyrillic script as a base for Kazakh alphabet. Therefore, many foreigners think that Kazakh language is similar to Russian. However, it is not true at all. The two languages are totally different, and they don’t share any resemblances in word formation, grammatical or lexical structure. Of course, you can find Russian loanwords in Kazah, but there are not so many.

Now you are puzzled, and you wonder “if Kazakh is not like Russian, then how does it sound like it and to what language is it related?”. The answer is Turkish.

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Russian verb conjugation – the simplest explanation and tips

Russian verb conjugation – the simplest explanation and tips

The Russian language is in the top most spoken languages in the world, with over 258 million people talking in this fascinating language. It is considered one of the most complex languages and a very rich one. Learning Russian will help you discover the interesting Russian culture and history and meet a lot of people. Russian grammar is sometimes unreachable for native speakers because it’s so elaborate, so don’t worry if you make some mistakes in Russian. Since so many people want to learn this captivating language, we decided to help you with the Russian grammar and with the Russian verb conjugation in particular.

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Top 10 Expressions to Start with in Arabic

Top 10 Expressions to Start with in Arabic

What do you know about Arabic?

Are you considering starting to learn Arabic? Great idea! As you probably know, Arabic (or al-ʿArabiyyah) is the lingua franca of the Arab world. There are around 400 million speakers of the Arabic language if we take into consideration all of its varieties. It makes it the fifth most spoken language in the whole world! While learning Arabic you may encounter various obstacles, but finding a person to talk to surely won’t be one of them 😉

The majority of these people speak Standard Arabic, which is the modern form of Classical Arabic. Learning Standard Arabic is a good starting point to get to know the diverse Arab culture. Of course, considering the great number of Arabic speakers, you have to be aware that the colloquial language may vary from one region to another. Indeed, there are three major dialect groups: Western, Northern and Southern. But regardless of the region, Standard Arabic is the language that will allow you to communicate with the native community without mishap.

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#10- Cyprus)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#10- Cyprus)

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CYPRUS ??

For the tenth episode of our humble podcast, we are joined by our Cypriot guest Maria. Yes, you have read it right! lol. Maybe shes’s the first Cypriot you ever listened to in your life. She brought her unique critical mindset that allowed us to discuss many topics like:

    • The life in Cyprus
    • Traveling in Cyprus
    • Political wire topics
    • Cypriot Dialect  
    • The most important: almost an hour of positive vibes and talks
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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#9- Poland)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#9- Poland)

You have probably seen that joke before when a Polish dude goes to the eye doctor. The bottom line of the eye chart has the letters:C Z Y N Q S T A S Z. The Optometrist asks „Can you read this?” and the Dude replies „Read it?” „I know the guy!” For the ninth episode of our humble podcast, we are joined by our Polish guest Olga Żabska, to show that Poland and its language is much more than those hard words or names. We’ll be talking about:

  • Polish Language
  • Polish culture through the eyes of a native.
  • Curiosities about Poland
  • Personal Stories
  •  Travel tips and positive vibes

You don’t want to miss this, press play to listen now!

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#8- Spain,Romania and Ukraine)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#8- Spain,Romania and Ukraine)

ATTENTION LISTENERS THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS FULL OF CULTURE AND POSITIVE VIBES !!

For the eight episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our Multicultural guest Aria, who’s a Romanian-born Ukranian computer programmer in Spain! Yes, you actually have read it right! lol . She likes to call herself more spanish than tapas and brought her unique critical mindset that allowed us discuss many topics like:

    • The life of a Romanian in Spain
    • The truth behind ” Woman being a computer programmer”
    • Political wire topics
    • Spanish music 
    • Erasmus life in Serbia
    • The most important: almost an hour of positive vibes and talks

    You don’t want to miss this, press play to listen now!

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