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Substantive differences between American English and British English

Substantive 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! read more

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

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

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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 =&0=& 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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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#7-Southern Italy Edition)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#7-Southern Italy Edition)

Good Life my listeners!!! Today’s episode is an answer to the second episode where we talked about Italy and we figured out many differences between the South and the North part of the country. Since our guest in the second episode was from the North, we are now interested in hearing a voice from the South! With help from our guest Christian, we’ll be talking about:

  • Southern Italian Dialect words
  • Southern Italian culture through the eyes of a native.
  • Curiosities and stereotypes from Southern Italy
  • Personal Stories
  • Italian songs, Football, Travel tips and positive vibes

There are so many things to discover about the Italian culture, that we don’t know where to start! But you should definitely start with our podcast…

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#6- Mexico ft. Desde Polonia en español)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#6- Mexico ft. Desde Polonia en español)

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Life!! How’s your vibe today ??

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

For the sixth episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our Mexican guest Alexis Angulo, who’s a journalist, Spanish teacher and a podcaster in Poland and has lived in the land of pierogi for a quite long time. He calls himself more Polish than bigos (a traditional Polish dish) and brought his unique critical mindset that allowed us discuss many topics like:

    • The life of a Latin American in Europe
    • The truth behind some Mexican traditions
    • Political wire topics
    • Mexican music 
    • The most important: almost an hour of positive vibes and talks

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

    Don’t forget to Listen Alexis’ podcast: Desde Polonia en español on Spotify and follow his page on Facebook

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#4-Portugal)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#4-Portugal)

Hello my Listeners!!! How are you today ?? Hope everything is good because we are about to bring some good vibes with the 4th episode of our humble podcast.

For today’s episode we are going to bring you some Portuguese “Saudade” vibes
With help from our guest Alexandra the great, we’ll discuss about:

    • Portuguese culture through the eyes of a native
    • Curiosities and stereotypes
    • Personal Stories
    • Portuguese songs: Everything you should know about Fado and it connection with culture !!
    • Portuguese language tips

    So don’t hesitate and press the play!!

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

    Why learn Portuguese ?

    You might know that Portugal is a small country, but its language has travelled a lot.

    Led by famous explorers such as Pedro Álvares Cabral and Vasco da Gama, Portugal has sailed, explored and colonized some countries like Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Principe and Brazil. This last one is the biggest home of native Portuguese speakers in the world; over 209 million people live in Brazil, and the majority of them use Portuguese as their mother tongue. With fluency in

    Portuguese language read more

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 Giulia, we’ll be talking about:

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

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

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

Do you want to learn the Italian language whilst at the same time learning 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:

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

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

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

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”. Goethe was very accurate when he said 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 (!!) then this is the podcast for you.

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

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

Are you interested in the Latvian language? Check out some lessons mentioned during this episode:

See you in the next episode!!

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! read more