Le Covid ou la Covid?

It was decreed: Covid is a feminine word, but there are plenty who disagree, ignore the ruling. Gender fluidity in French? Yay, boo or huh?

Learn Wookiee

My colleagues and I at SameSky Languages are pleased to announce that we are adding a new language to the list that we offer. As well as...

Falsos amigos

Getting your words wrong is all part of learning a foreign language. Learn the Spanish words for embarrassed and pregnant, amongst others...

German time and times

When learning German, you quickly realise that our Teutonic cousins are kind of obsessed with time. But how do we say "time" in German?

Guten Rutsch!

Happy New Year in German: "Gutes neues Jahr" is the proper way to say it. What people actually say, however, is “Guten Rutsch”...

Bonne année

Bonne année is Happy New Year in French. This highlights the relationship between certain pairs of words. Bonjour/Bonne journée, par exemple

Ich bin...

There is only a limited number of ways in which you can finish a sentence that starts with “Ich bin…”

21 Don't fret the accent

Studying a language? There are several plates to spin: 1. learn vocab 2. learn grammar points 3. improve comprehension 4. get a good accent

17 The 3 German "werdens"

There are three ways in which the verb werden can be used in German, all equally useful: Photo source: Christian Lue, via Unsplash 1. To...