Hello! Konnichiwa! Have you ever dreamed of knowing how to read Japanese?! After reading this article, you will be able to do that! Let’s talk about the Japanese language and its writing system. Japanese uses 3 different kinds of alphabets: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji (i.e. the ideograms). Hiragana ひらがな Here is the hiragana alphabet: There… Read More Introduction to Japanese Language: Hiragana and Katakana
In our last article, we learnt about the most spoken languages in the world. In this ranking, the second position was occupied by the Spanish language, a part of the Indo-European family, with 405 million native speakers. A frequently asked question is “Do the Spanish speakers speak the same language?” While they can all understand… Read More Spanish language. Is it spoken the same way everywhere?
Most definitely you have experienced first-hand a night of what I call “bed brainstorming”. It is the phenomenon where you try to lay down and sleep, but your brain is still in hyperdrive and random questions jump in your mind and keep you awake. Such a question kept me awake for a bit last night.… Read More Most spoken languages in the world, by number of native speakers
The word “multitasking” defines the performance of multiple tasks at one time. In common sense, the job requires a person who is good at multitasking. In the business world, multitasking is a must-have skill for any employee, yet most workers feel they are being asked to do too many tasks because people have never learned exactly how… Read More HOW MULTITASKING CAN BE USEFUL FOR A JOB
With an official language spoken by 60 million people, in Italy there are thirty-four native living languages and dialects, which are an evolution from the Vulgar Latin, and for this classified as Romance languages. As a matter of fact, while Italian language is used for law, business and education, many people still use their regional… Read More Languages of Italy: Northern and Central-Southern dialects
The Greek language is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages and it has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, 3.400 years or more of written records. Since c. 800 BC, this language has been written with the Greek Alphabet, which was formed out of the Phoenician script and was… Read More A short introduction to Modern Greek, its alphabet and structure.
Do you know that in Japan they use four types of script? Well, they can use Hiragana, katakana, kanji and romaji all together in just one sentence and we use each of them for different purposes. The Hiragana script is the basic Japanese phonetic script, it represents every sound in the Japanese language and it… Read More The use of Katakana for English words transcription.
This is a question every Italian person, especially students and workers who desire to go abroad, ask themselves usually without getting an answer. Starting with a description of what it means to be fluent in a language: it is known that it is the ability to speak, to write and to express oneself in a… Read More SOME REASONS WHY ITALIANS DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL