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Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese from Portugal: Differences and Similarities

Guest Post by Fernando Saraiva Quick answer: No, they are not the same. And probably the first question of yours after reading this is: Why? Quick answer: Because British English and American English are not the same either. There are basically too main reasons for that event, in addition to, the natural mutation of languages: Geographic …

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What kind of Polyglot are you?

The word ‘polyglot’ has its origins in Greek meaning the ‘ability to speak many languages’. Having reviewed the literature and theories on polyglottism, it seems to me that an intersubjective examination is needed on where the thresholds should be with the polyglot community. So to what level should I speak a language in order for …

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How to Learn a new Language in 1 month without Studying

Guest Post by Jan van der Aa As you read this title you might be thinking, is it really possible to learn a language in one month for a normal person? “Without studying?” What does that mean? My interpretation of “studying” is learning from grammar books, learning wordlists and taking classes. Those are often things …

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Belgicisms_ How Belgians speak French!

Belgicisms: How Belgians speak French!

In the video below, I discuss Belgicisms with Félix Wang, who is a Belgian polyglot and has a popular YouTube channel called Loki2504. French in Belgium differs from the French spoken in France in several noticeable ways, primarily, the numbers 70-79 and 90-99, the use of ‘savoir’ (‘to know’) in place of ‘pouvoir’ (‘to be …

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