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February 2, 2016

Grammar Books for Protection?

In which an Arabic verb book may possibly have protected me from a crazy person.

Today in New York I got into a verbal altercation with a woman at a cafe who refused to move her belongings off an adjacent seat so that I could sit down. (There were no other seats.) Here’s what…

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Lightweight and Highly Portable Practice in the Spanish Past Tense

3 Spanish, Books

A slim little volume, Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Past-Tense Verbs Up Close is part of the gargantuan Practice Makes Perfect series from McGraw-Hill. Book weight matters when you are walking around a lot! This…

WordReference.com: A Reader Told Me About This

French, General, Italian, Spanish, Dictionaries, Websites

The WordReference.com site offers online language dictionaries. Try English to German (and vice versa), Portuguese to Spanish (and vice versa), English to Polish, and so on. Or you can get a list of Italian conjugations, where you type…

Intermediate Dutch: For When You Graduate From Their Basic Dutch Book...

Dutch, Books

This book is the successor to Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook. I had gotten through only page 51 of Intermediate Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook when my Dutch unit ended, but I was…

Visit Their Website for the Latest Dutch Activities in Cities Around the World!

5 Dutch, Classes/Conversation, Social

NLBorrels is “an independent, global network of Dutch expatriate professionals and entrepreneurs, dedicated to facilitating social interaction, career advancement and exchange of information of interest to the Dutch community living abroad.” It was founded in 2001 by Sander Raaymakers, a…

Forvo: For Pronunciations of the World's Words

5 Arabic, Dutch, English, French, General, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish, Dictionaries, Websites

Forvo’s tagline says it all: “All the words in the world. Pronounced.” Okay, maybe not all, but it is good to have a goal. There are 300 languages on Forvo’s language list, from German and Spanish to…

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