Difficult Languages


It is easier for a person who speaks a Latin-derived language to learn to speak another language that shares the same Latin roots since they will both use the same alphabet and similar sounds. However, attempting to learn a language that has a completely different set of letters or characters and sounds from your own […]

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How the Emergence of the Internet Has Influenced Business


The Internet’s infrastructure spread throughout the world and thus facilitated mass information access as well as translation, which in turn altered the economy and all of the markets. The arrival of the internet has completely revolutionized our lives: our personal lives just as much as our professional lives, which is due to the fact that […]

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The Origin of the Carnival Holiday


Although many people usually associate the holiday of Carnival as something celebrated in Brazil, many would be surprised to know that it is in fact, a worldwide celebration. Usually occurring in February, the festivities for this holiday happen right before Lent. The many themes surrounding this holiday include masks, parades, fireworks, dancing, and of course, […]

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The Fascinating Finns


Today we’re going to delve into some facts related to the interesting and singular Finnish language. Finnish is spoken mainly in Finland, as well as areas near Finland such as Sweden, Russia (in the Republic of Karelia), and is spoken by approximately 5 million native speakers. As many Europeans will note, despite Finland’s proximity to […]

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Spanish Is the Second Most Widely Used Language on Twitter


The Spanish Chancellor, José Manuel García-Margallo, and the director of the Instituto Cervantes (Cervantes Institute, Madrid), Victor García de la Concha presented the 2012 report “Spanish in the World” on Monday January 14th, 2013. The report contains updated information on the Spanish language. They have been publishing the report since 1998, and in this edition, […]

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Spanish Language Enjoys Excellent Health


The Cervantes Institute, one of the largest Spanish-language cultural institutions, unveiled on January 14 its annual report on the overall status of the Spanish language in the world. The 2012 Report focuses particularly on the high demand for Spanish instruction that is being experienced in Asia. The report, entitled “Spanish in the World,” also points […]

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