Category: Language & culture

Eight creepiest mythical creatures from around the world

A mix of celebration and superstition, Halloween, also known as “All Hallows’ Eve” is believed to be the time when ghosts return to the earthly world. In many countries, many mythical and supernatural creatures originating from traditional folklore are associated with this occasion. Stories about...


Spanish language day: Benefits of learning Spanish through music

Held every October 12, UN Spanish Language Day coincides with the National Day of Spain, a holiday that also commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas. If you’re learning Spanish, the fourth most spoken language in the world, why don’t you try a more enjoyable ...


Eight things translators love about their jobs

September 30 marks International Translation Day, a time to recognize the growing community of translators worldwide and encourage more people to embark on a career that is becoming increasingly relevant in the age of globalization. Named as the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. in 2015, trans...


Eight language-learning tips for adults

Learning a language is often a gateway to new experiences and can open doors to more possibilities. Although it can initially seem to be a daunting task, with a bit of hard work, determination and creativity, language acquisition can be a truly fulfilling journey. Below are some useful tips that ...


Three career benefits of being multilingual

In the age of globalization when numerous companies are moving into international markets, the ability to speak more than one language has become a valuable asset in the workplace. According to the Department of Labor, fluency in a foreign language was considered by employers in 2013 as the hotte...


Japanese onomatopoeia and their meanings

Aside from manga fans, most people probably don’t realize that the Japanese language can be animated and lively. Japanese has over 1,000 onomatopoeia with syllabic and repetitive words—that’s thrice more than in English! Some words might not have English equivalents, since languages are often arb...


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