Danish VS German – How Do The Two Languages Compare?

Danish and German are two Germanic languages of Northern Europe and their shared ancestry shines through in many different ways, even though they do have important differences as well. Other languages in the same category include Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, and English. While Danish is very close to Swedish and Norwegian, German is much closer to … Read more

What Is The Most Common Language Spoken In Algeria? (The Algerian Language Situation)

Below is an article, written by an un-named Algerian. While the ideas expressed are sometimes subjective, I agree with them very much, and they are representative of a point of view that many Algerians share. The Algerian language situation isn’t as clear-cut and easily definable as it’s the case with other countries. Arabic is the … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Learn Czech?

Czech is a Slavic language closely related to Slovak, but also to Polish and a little more distantly to languages such as Russian and Bulgarian. It’s spoken by around 10 million people, most of whom live in the Czech Republic, a Central European country with loads to offer in terms of travel, cuisine, and more. … Read more

How Old Is The Bengali Language?

Bengali is a language spoken by some 260 million people in Bangladesh and Northern India. It’s an Indo-European language, meaning that it’s (remotely) related to English, but it’s closer to other Indo-Aryan languages spoken in the region, such as Hindi, and even more so to languages such as Assamese. But how old is the Bengali … Read more

353 Words And Phrases In Algerian Arabic (Or Dardja)

Of all the languages spoken in Algeria, Derja is the most common. It’s sometimes referred to as Algerian Arabic, and even among Algerians, many consider the language a dialect of Arabic. Yet, it is, in many ways, different from Arabic, and I, personally, think that Algerian should be considered a language apart. If you’re interested … Read more

Is Vietnamese A Tonal Language?

Vietnamese is a language of the Austroasiatic language family spoken by 90 million people. While Vietnamese is mostly spoken in Vietnam, there are important Vietnamese-speaking communities all over the world. The language is quite an interesting one and it might surprise you that in terms of grammar and vocabulary, Vietnamese is quite simple and easy … Read more

Is The Turkish Language A Form Of Arabic?

Turkey is a country that geographically borders both Europe and Asia. Culturally, most people consider Turkey a Middle-Eastern country, and there certainly is no doubt that Turkish culture has similarities with the culture of many of the other countries of the region, such as Arabic-speaking Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Jordan. Turkey does indeed have a … Read more