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The 50 Weirdest Languages

Ever wanted to learn a language? The folk at language travel specialists ESL have put together a list of 50 of the world’s weirdest languages,...

Food for Thought

Language Soup

So we’re back in Turkey, en route to Bali, by way of Malaysia, and my brain just turned to language soup. Like most Britons, I...

Chinese Characters

It’s All About The Cross-Hatching

“Bwahahaha,” I say. “Did you know the Chinese for ‘writer’ is, literally, ‘sit-at-home’?” “No,” says Zac. “NOOB! The ‘zuo’ in ‘zuo-jia’ is a different kind...

Tubing in yellow ring

French Conversation

The resort beach at the far end of town has some rather fine windsurfing on offer, and I figured that, with the water relatively warm...

Shangri La Sign

Learning Mandarin: Week 4

“If you finish this book,” Sophie reiterates, “You’ll be able to get all around China with no problems.” I wouldn’t have thought it possible when...