Danish VS Dutch – What Are The Differences? (Is Dutch And Danish The Same Language?)

As a native Dane, something that I’ve noticed when speaking to people from far and wide (and especially the US.. Sorry, Americans!) is that people tend to be confused about my nationality and my language. I’ve lost count of how many times people assumed that the Danish speak Dutch. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t … Read more

Is Chinese Harder Than Japanese? (Chinese VS Japanese – A Comparison)

Whenever people speak of language learning, or more specifically, difficult languages, two languages are almost always mentioned more than others. Chinese and Japanese. Everybody and their aunt know that these two languages are two of the most complicated tongues out there, at least from the perspective of an English speaker. They are notoriously difficult to … Read more

Arabic VS Hebrew – How Similar Are The Two Semitic Languages?

Arabic and Hebrew are two languages from the Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family. They’re the two most well-known languages in the Middle-East and they’re both the liturgical languages of two important world religions. (That’s Judaism and Islam, in case you’ve been living under a rock!) And finally, in a way, they were both … Read more

How Spanish Came From Latin (But Also Arabic and Other Languagers)

Is Spanish a Latin language?

I’ve come upon this question on the internet about the Spanish language. “Is Spanish Latin” was the phrase. While I can quite easily say that Spanish and Latin most definitely are not the same thing, it’s clear that Spanish has Latin origins. Is Spanish and Latin The Same Language? Latin or rather, Vulgar Latin was … Read more