Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

More phrases in 1847’s Algerian Derdja Here are some more handy phrases from the phrasebook I found on Google books. For an introduction and and overview of the different parts, go to part one: Algerian Arabic dialogues Second dialogue Consent, refusal, giving thanks and excusing oneself I agree رضيت Rdhit I-have-consented Of course, with all … Read more

Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Language samples of the Derdja, or Algerian Arabic spoken in 1847’s Constantine I’ve been on the lookout for useful material that I can use to learn the Algerian dialect of Arabic for a long time. Good sources are hard to come by, but recently I found an old book online called Guide de la conversation … Read more

5 Danish Mini Stories With Audio (Dialogues for Danish Beginners And Intermediate Students)

Danish stories with audio

Easy stories in simple Danish for beginners Below you’ll find my Danish translation and my recordings of 5 mini stories. I hope you’ll find them useful as a resource. I spent a lot of time translating and recording these into Danish, so please let me know what you think in the comments below! If you’re … Read more

“Hvem er hun” A Danish Dialogue With Audio And Translation

Danish Parallel Sentence Texts With Audio Are Hard To Come By Since I’ve been learning languages, I’ve been on the lookout for good learning materials online. I always look for parallel texts in a language I understand next to my target language as well as corresponding audio recordings. These kind of texts are extremely useful, … Read more

How I practice languages while helping refugees

In this article, I’d like to share my experience with meeting refugees and exchanging languages. As a result of my passion for foreign languages, I have a limited command of some of the tongues represented by my country’s new citizens, and this has provided me with the opportunity to practice these languages with native speakers. … Read more

Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

The last week or two, I’ve spent my morning bus rides on reading “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber, a book, originally published in 1991 which has become quite a classic recommended to people wanting to take up a new language. Why Barry Farber learns languages Farber dedicates the first part of the … Read more

Should children of immigrants be taught their mother language in school?

These days, among the hottest topics in the media are immigration, refugees and the questions and challenges related to the arrival of new citizens to a given country. As long as people have migrated, they have had to learn the language of their new home country. This is a matter that never ceases to spark … Read more

Deciphering Handwritten Arabic: How To Read Arabic Written By Hand

Before we get started: Did you come here to learn how to read and write the Arabic alphabet in general? You’re in the wrong place! This article is about learning how to read Arabic handwriting. Read my article on learning the Arabic alphabet. How to read Arabic written by hand Handwritten Arabic is quite a … Read more

Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks reading this book while riding the bus, and I’d like to share my opinion of it with you. The book was originally written in 1970, by the Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb, but the author has edited it several times up until 1995, making it more up to date … Read more