Michael

Michael has been an avid language learner and traveler for many years. His goal with LanguageTsar is to discover the most fun and effective ways to learn a language. He is currently learning Japanese, French and Indonesian.

FinnishPod101 Review

FinnishPod101 Review

The Finnish language is only about 500 years old and closely related to Estonian, as they are both in the Uralic family. Approximately 5.2 million people speak Finnish around the world. It holds official language status in Finland and minority status in neighboring Sweden. If you are considering learning to speak Finnish, classified by the …

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PortuguesePod101 Review

PortuguesePod101 Review

With over 215 million native speakers, Portuguese is the sixth most-spoken language in the world and the second most-spoken romance language. Ten countries have adopted it as an official language including Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, East Timor and Angola. Portuguese developed over 2,000 years ago and with an estimated 260 million total speakers (first and second …

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SwahiliPod101 Review

SwahiliPod101 Review

Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, has official language status in both Tanzania and Kenya. It is also widely-spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and the Comoros Islands. Approximately 16 million people speak Swahili as their native language, while around 82 million speak it as a second language. It is considered to be one …

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Is French Hard to Learn?

Trying to figure out whether any language is difficult is highly dependent on the individual learning. Subjective factors including the student’s native language, number of other languages spoken, and personal motivation all play a part in determining a language’s difficulty. It can be hard to call any language harder or easier to learn than another, …

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