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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Chinese slang words: how to sound cool in China

Chinese slang words: how to sound cool in China

Slang words are never taught at school but it’s quite useful to know them. When your Chinese friends are gossiping about a leftover woman 剩女, you might want to know what they are talking about. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to understand their gossip after learning these useful Chinese slang words.

Here is a list of Chinese slang words used in everyday life:

1. Playboy 大猪蹄子 (dà zhūtí zǐ)

听说她男朋友是一个大猪蹄子Tīngshuō tā nánpéngyou shì yīgè dà zhūtí zǐ
I heard that her boyfriend is a big pig’s trotter.

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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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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:

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Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#5-The UK)

Vocapp Vibes: Language and Culture (#5-The UK)

God Save The Queen!!

For the fifth episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our UK guest Lily, who’s brought her unique singing voice and some grimey slang from across the North sea! We’ll be discussing:

  • Where to visit in the UK according to a native,
  • Stereotypes and the North-South divide,
  • British music new and old (featuring an unexpected acapella duet),
  • The demise of British politics,
  •  Traditional and urban slang.

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

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