Dutch and German are two related languages that have a lot in common. They both belong to the Germanic language family like English, and they both have a lot to offer pretty much no matter how you look at them. You’re here because you want to learn one of them (or both?) But which one … Read more Should I Learn Dutch Or German? Or Both? In Which Order?
French is a language spoken by close to 300 million people in over 29 countries around the world. It’s been influenced by many different foreign tongues and language families over the centuries, but the French language originally developed from Latin, or more precisely Vulgar Latin, the language spoken as an informal, everyday means of communication … Read more Is French A Germanic Language? (Nope It’s Latin!)
Do Dutch people understand German? That’s actually a good question. Dutch and German are two Germanic languages that are relatively close linguistically. Like English, they both belong to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, making them a sort of “linguistic cousins”. In addition to that, the Netherlands and Germany share a great deal … Read more Can Dutch People Understand German? (A Closer Look At The Two Languages)
Danish isn’t spoken by a lot of people. In fact, there are less than 6 million speakers of the Danish language in the world, the majority of whom live in Denmark. There are, however, a few places where you’d be able to get by in Danish. These are mostly places where the Kingdom of Denmark … Read more Where Is The Danish Language Spoken? (Other Than In Denmark)
The Czech language is spoken by close to 11 million people in the world, and mostly in the Czech Republic (or Czechia as some call it) but you can also hear Czech spoken in a few other countries around the world. The Czech language is closely related to Slovak and a little more remotely to … Read more Is Czech A Slavic Language? (What’s Slavic About It?)
Mandarin is a Chinese language spoken by close to one billion people in the world and it’s the single most spoken first language in existence. It originally came from Northern China, but has since become the foundation for the “Standard Chinese” spoken in Beijing. Despite Mandarin being considered a single language there are actually dialects … Read more Mandarin Speaking Countries – Where Is The Chinese Language Spoken?
The Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia, counting a grand total of over 7000 islands. It has a population of over 100 million people who speak approximately 180 local languages. The country’s capital, Manila is known as a very popular tourist destination, commonly seen as a melting pot of cultures. People from all … Read more The Languages Of Manila – Which Languages Are Commonly Spoken In The Philippine Capital?
Some people today consider Arabic to be potentially dead. Certainly, people are guessing that a language that we know from multi-century old scripture would probably be dying out by now. This might not exactly be true. The ancient Arabic language – known as the sacred language of Muhammad and Allah – has been around for … Read more Is Arabic A Dead Language? Or Is It Dying?
The language spoken in Bangladesh (and parts of North-Western India) is called: Bengali. Or Bangla? Or Bangladeshi? Or Bengalese? In fact, people use numerous names for both the nationality of people from Bangladesh but also the name of the language. So you might ask: What do each one mean and are they all correct? Bengali … Read more Bengali VS Bangla VS Bangladeshi VS Bengalese – What’s The Difference?
People often ask if Arabic and Persian is the same language. Let me start by saying this: No. They aren’t. Many people think that Arabic and Persian (or Farsi) are the same language. There are probable three main reasons for this misconception: Both are written with the Arabic script, they’re spoken in the Middle East … Read more Arabic VS Persian (AKA Farsi or Iranian) – Are They The Same Language?