UK or US English. Which “U” would U choose?

NOTE: You might think the writing is simple. This article was written for both native English-speakers and for ESL students. Standard French. Standard Spanish. Standard Chinese. There are French dialects, Spanish dialects and Chinese dialects and languages. However, one dialect was chosen from each language to be the “standard” vernacular to RULE THEM ALL. The…

My first experiences with Japanese

The first foreign language I learned in school was Japanese. I started learning it in primary school when I was in Grade 2 (around 7-8 years old). Japanese interns would come to my school and run Japanese classes where they would sing songs while teaching us basic Japanese greetings. Although I did learn Japanese again…

Dutch and Deutsch

Dutch. Deutsch (German). Sounds similar, right? Netherlands is literally next door neighbours with Germany. Both countries have a history of the settlement of Germanic peoples until there was an evolution into separate cultures. Both German and Dutch including English are classified as West Germanic languages. This article focuses on German and Dutch because there are…

Filipino Tag

All over the Internet especially Youtube, there are these cultural tags: Jamaican Tags, Trinidadian Tags, Chinese Tags, etc. I found that there is a Filipino Tag so I thought that I should jump on the bandwagon without getting “tagged” by someone else. I don’t know if I’m cheating though. Doesn’t matter anyway, it’s technically old…

Tagalog or Pilipino/Filipino

Can they speak the same language? When I was growing up, my parents would speak both Tagalog and English to each other but only English to me. Why only English? Because I grew up in countries where English is primarily spoken (including Australia). Sometimes my parents would teach me a few Tagalog words. As a…

Essayez à apprendre le catalan. Si vous savez deja français et espangol.

To read this article in English, here. Per llegir aquest article en català, aqui. Para leer este articulo en español, aqui. Première, pardonnez-moi si j’ai écrit cet article avec beaucoup d’erreurs. Je suis en train d’aprendre la langue. Le catalan est une langue intéressant. Une fois, c’est comme l’espangol. Une autre fois, it’s like French.…