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The advantages of speaking multiple languages

In today’s day and age, almost all professionals are encouraged (if not required) to be fluent in more than one language. In grade school, high school and college, students must take on language courses in order to meet graduation requirements. However, the advantages of speaking more than just one language go far beyond those of […]

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A big “spasibo” to translators of the Russian classics

If you’re not planning on learning Russian and learning it fast, this holiday season is the perfect time to treat yourself to a bit of classic Russian literature, English language style, brought to you by renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. My first Russian classic was Crime & Punishment, translated by the Paris-residing couple […]

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Compound Words: Friends or Foes?

As mentioned in some of my previous posts, there are countless ways one can learn and master a new language. While learning new languages is easier for some than others, it’s always beneficial to be aware of the different manners in which words, phrases, or terms can fool you. We have discussed false friends, homophones, […]

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