Introduction to Japanese Language: Hiragana and Katakana

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

Spanish language. Is it spoken the same way everywhere?

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 spoken languages in the world, by number of native speakers

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

Languages of Italy: Northern and Central-Southern dialects

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

A short introduction to Modern Greek, its alphabet and structure.

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.