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Learn Igbo Greetings with Videos

Enjoy videos for learning basic Igbo greetings, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Igbo is the main language of Nigeria and is spoken by about 30 million people.

 

Igbo books and courses

Igbo Playlist 

 

Igbo Language Greeting Vancouver Canada

 

IGBO CLASS 2 - LEARNING THE IGBO LANGUAGE | JANE EZEANAKA

 

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Cherokee Music Videos

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How Platiquemos Spanish compares with the ACTFL scales for language learning

Chart 1: Comparison of Platiquemos Levels with FSI and ACTFL Scales

Platiquemos
Level
FSI
Scale
ACTFL
Scale
Definition
8 3 Superior Able to speak Spanish with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations, including business and professional.
7. 8 2+ Advanced Plus Ability to satisfy most work requirements, and show some ability to communicate on concrete topics.
6, 7, 8 2 Advanced Ability to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.
4, 5, 6 1+ Intermediate High Able to satisfy most survival needs and limited social demands.
3, 4 1 Intermediate Mid Able to satisfy some survival needs and some limited social demands.
2, 3 1 Intermediate Low Able to satisfy basic survival needs and minimum courtesy requirements.
1, 2 0+ Novice High Able to satisfy immediate needs with learned utterances.
1 0+ Novice Mid Able to operate only in a very limited capacity.
None 0 Novice Low No knowledge at all. Where foreign language learning begins.
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Fun Italian Cartoons and Movie Trailers

Italian cartoon Playlist

Italian Childrens Stories

Toy Story Il mondo dei giocattoli - Film Completo in Italian

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (La Pietra Filosofa

Dino Lingo italian

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Best Quotes about Compassion

Best Quotes about Compassion

 

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

 If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. 
If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ― Dalai Lama XIV

“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

The Dalai Lama - Compassion is not a Sign of Weakness

 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ..
“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

For as long as space exists
And sentient beings endure,
May I too remain,
To dispel the misery of the world.

Whatever joy there is in this world 
All comes from desiring others to be happy, 
And whatever suffering there is in this world 
All comes from desiring myself to be happy.

--Shantideva

Living your life for others, cherishing them with loving kindness and compassion is the door to happiness, the door to enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

All the peace and happiness of the whole globe, 
the peace and happiness of societies, 
the peace and happiness of family, 
the peace and happiness in the individual persons' life, 
and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth, 
all depends on having loving kindness toward each other.

      -When you cherish others, all your wishes are fulfilled-

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If your compassion does not include itself it is incomplete. -Jack Kornfield

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

— Buddha

"Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention." Sharon Salzberg, 

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

— Buddha

“for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”

― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others can bring balance and harmony to our lives in a way we never dreamed of." Thubten Chodron

Compassion can be defined in many ways, but its essence is a basic kindness, with a deep awareness of the suffering of oneself and of other living things, coupled with the wish and effort to relieve it." Paul Gilbert

 “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“In the midst of compassion, we find ourselves. We discover our true purpose.”
― Jana Elston

 


Compassion Quotes

Let these compassion quotes remind you to show empathy and kindness to others as they face struggles in life. Compassion means showing concern for others sufferings or misfortunes

"Creating uplifting environment for others through the words we use and showing compassion goes outside of the home as well." Chris Johnston, 101 Greatest Life Lessons, Inspiration and Quotes From Joel Osteen
Inspirational Quotes |


"If you place kindness and compassion as the heart of what you do, you will create a ripple effect that will benefit the 'individual' and the 'company' in equal measure." Glen Hall
Kindness |


Compassion is something we all need to receive and give. Catherine Pulsifer
"No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give." Catherine Pulsifer
Success Quotes |


"The American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' Inspired by these words, I formed my guiding philosophy: that a small group of people with compassion and kindness in their hearts could change the world. David R. Hamilton PhD, The Five Side-effects of Kindness
Doubt |


"Research shows that the more compassionate we are toward ourselves, the happier we are and the more resilient we become when faced with difficult events in our lives." Paul Gilbert, PhD
Happiness |


"Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others can bring balance and harmony to our lives in a way we never dreamed of." Thubten Chodron
Balance |


"Many people involved in the mental health professions are beginning to understand that compassion can play a role in helping us to work with difficult emotions." Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
Health |


"We live in the world with the compassion of the Father as our foundation." Roy Godwin, The Way of Blessing: Stepping into the Mission and Presence of God
Words of Faith |


Compassion can be defined in many ways, but its essence is a basic kindness, with a deep awareness of the suffering of oneself and of other living things, coupled with the wish and effort to relieve it." Paul Gilbert, The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges
Effort |


Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention. Sharon Salzberg
"Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention." Sharon Salzberg, The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion
Generosity |


"Compassion can't be satisfied with selfish endeavors. It needs someone to fellowship with, give to and BLESS. Compassion needs someone on whom it can pour out its goodness." Kenneth Copeland, Blessing Of The Lord: Makes Rich And He Adds No Sorrow With It
Blessed |


"As teachers, we need to have compassion for our students, to look at where they're coming from, and to intuit their particular strengths and limits. Not everyone has the same toolkit, and so not everyone is going to make the same kind of work." Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!
Teacher 

40 Acts of Compassion video




"Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering." Buddha
Inspirational Sayings |


"I usually find that the best way to describe self-compassion is to start with a more familiar experience - compassion for others. After all, compassion is the same whether we direct it to ourselves or to other people." Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Gratitude |


"When it comes to inspiring a nation into greatness, cultivating compassion into the hearts of millions, and educating the importance of love over hate, there's one name that stands out: Martin Luther King, the man who had a dream that America and the world would be a colorblind society, where one didn't judge the other based on the color of his skin, but the content of his character."

--Jake Anderson

 “Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“Compassion can be learned through example” ― Renae A. Sauter, An Empowered Life: 

“I show up for my fellow man by sharing my inner wealth. I generously give out compassion and acceptance wherever I go.”
― Renae A. Sauter, An Empowered Life:

“Compassion is, by definition, relational. Compassion literally means “to suffer with,” which implies a basic mutuality in the experience of suffering. The emotion of compassion springs from the recognition that the human experience is imperfect.”
― Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spanish Crossword Puzzles

You can learn Spanish by playing crossword puzzles on this page and on some Spanish newspapers that we have listed below. 

 

 

 

Spanish Crosswords
Crucigramas Tematicos - Crosswords with themes; requires registration.
CruciRed.com.ar/ - Hundreds of crosswords in Spanish and other puzzles.
Lexisrex Crosswords - Spanish Crosswords: Printable or online crosswords for learners of Spanish, new puzzles available regularly. You can also play an online Spanish hangman game.
Pasatiempos - A large archive of Spanish crossword puzzles, plus a number of other games.
Tarkus Info Crucigramas - Portal site with Spanish crossword puzzles and other games.
Terra Crucigrama - Spanish crossword of the day, plus archives.
Words and Tools - Games for learning Spanish, including crosswords, for all levels.
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Interview with Bilingual Children's Book Author Karl Beckstrand

We were lucky enough to have the renowned author and personality Karl Beckstrand join us for an in depth interview, his Spanish and English titles are also available for sale on Multilingual Books and many other sites. 

Publisher & Speaker Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 19 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 e-book titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth won a 2016 International Book Award. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand's nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, nonfiction, and wordless books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, the U.S. Congressional RecordPapercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts. 

INTERVIEW – The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living

 

Q. What genre is your book?

Karl: Business, juvenile

Q. What draws you to this genre?

Karl Seeing a need for kids’ curriculum on how to earn a living

Q. Briefly, what led up to last/latest book? Also, please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

Karl child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure (illustrated folk tale teaches the value of work and comes with money-making activities; ideas for businesses; and online resources for ages 5 and up).

Q. What was the time frame for writing your last book?

Karl A few days

Q. How much research do you do?

Karl More for this book than a typical picture book; I had to find valuable tips and ideas.

Q. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

Karl No

Q. What is the easiest thing about writing? 

Karl Ideas that ambush me

Q. What motivates you to write?

Karl See above!

Q. When did you decide that you want to be a writer?

Karl In college, when I should have been doing my homework

Q. What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?

Karl Every review can be helpful.

Q. What do you prefer: Pen or Computer? And how do you stay organized (any methods, systems, tools you use)?

Karl  I usually write ideas on scraps of paper then write out the story on my laptop.

Q. How do you relax?

Karl Volleyball, music

Q. What were your few biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) throughout the publishing process?

Karl When my first publisher died, I had to learn the publishing business.

Q. What would you have done differently if you could do it again?

Karl  I would have sought reviews more for my early titles.

Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know? No matter how many achievements I have, I struggle with self-doubt, fears, and (at the same time) pride.

Karl No matter how many achievements I have, I struggle with self-doubt, fears, and (at the same time) pride.

Q. What’s next? What are you working on at the moment? Non-fiction stories of immigrant kids and more bilingual books

Q. Do you re-read books? One book that you would read again & again?

Karl The scriptures

Q. Your influence(s)/ favourite author(s)?

Karl  I love history, so anything by David McCoullugh is ideal. Other authors I love: Tolkien, Harper Lee, C.S. Lewis, Clancy, Grisham, Shel Silverstein.

Q. What book(s) are you reading at present? 

Karl. Major Problems in American Colonial History

Q.  Best piece(s) of writing advice we haven’t discussed?

Karl. Write every day.

Great advice thank you KArl Bechstrand for this informative interview!

Q. Website(s)?

 


http://KarlBeckstrand.com
http://PremioPublishing.com
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33975934-the-bridge-of-the-golden-wood
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_WqfTukm1Xj7xMijSX4fQ
https://www.facebook.com/KarlBeckstrand.AuthorSpeaker/
https://www.facebook.com/PremioBooks/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwJfElwX9_oCmWsYdGszzw
https://karlbeckstrandblog.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/karlbeckstrand

AUTHOR AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW, SPEAKING, & CONSULTATION: info@KarlBeckstrand.com 

Speaking topics:
"Getting Your Book to the World - Traditional vs. Digital publishing"
"Entrepreneurship: Bless Lives, Make Money with Your Gifts"
"Artistic Education - How the Humanities Enrich Us"
"Writing Scripts for Shows, Film, Ads & the Web"
"Writing for Media: News Stories & Press Releases that Get Attention"
"How Diversity Enriches Everyone"
"Making Habit Work for You - Replace the Bad with Milestones"
Reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews

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Language to Country Chart - Where do they speak it?

Did you ever wonder what countries do they speak the Swahili, or Krygyz, or Akan, or the other few hundred languages? This handy chart has the answers

Also see Country to language chart and learn all European languages on a handy flash drive.

 

Abkhaz Georgia
Afar Djibouti, Eritrea
Afghan Persian or Dari Afghanistan
Afrikaans Namibia, South Africa
Akan Ghana
Albanian Albania, Macedonia, Switzerland
Alemannic dialect Liechtenstein
Alsatian France
Amerindian dialects Guyana, Honduras
Amharic Ethiopia
Angaur Palau
Arabic Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gaza Strip, Iran, Iraq, Israel (used officially for Arab minority), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, West Bank, Yemen
Aramaic Syria
Armenian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria
Assamese India
Assyrian Iraq
Awadhi Nepal
Aymara Bolivia, Peru
Azerbaijani Azerbaijan
Azeri Georgia, Turkey
Bahasa Indonesia (modified form of Malay) Indonesia
Bahasa Melayu Malaysia
Balochi Iran, Pakistan
Baluchi Oman
Bambara Mali
Bandjabi Gabon
Bantu Angola
Bapounou/Eschira Gabon
Basque France, Spain
Belarusian Belarus
Bemba Zambia
Bengali Bangladesh, India
Berber dialects Algeria, Morocco
Bhojpuri Mauritius, Nepal
Bicol Philippines
Bokmal Norwegian Norway
Bosnian Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brahui Pakistan
Brazilero Uruguay
Breton France
Bubi Equatorial Guinea
Bulgarian Bulgaria
Burmese Burma
Burushaski Pakistan
Cakchiquel Guatemala
Cantonese Macau, Malaysia, Singapore
Carolinian Palau
Castilian Spanish Andorra, Spain
Catalan Andorra, France, Spain
Cebuano Philippines
Chamorro Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
Chichewa Malawi
Chilomwe Malawi
Chinese Australia, Brunei, Christmas Island, Hong Kong, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam
Chinyanja Malawi
Chisena Malawi
Chitonga Malawi
Chitumbuka Malawi
Chiyao Malawi
Circassian Syria
Cisena Mozambique
Corsican France
Creole Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Mauritius, Netherlands Antilles, Reunion, Seychelles
Creole patois Guadeloupe, Martinique
Crioulo Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau
Croatian Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia
Czech Czech Republic, European Union
Danish Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland
Dimli Turkey
Djerma Niger
Dutch Aruba, Belgium, Indonesia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname
Dzongkha Bhutan
Echuwabo Mozambique
Elomwe Mozambique
Emakhuwa Mozambique
English Akrotiri, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh,Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dhekelia, Dominica, East Timor, Ethiopia,Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gaza Strip, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Federated States of, Monaco, Montserrat, Namibia,Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau,Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, West Bank, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe
English patois Jamaica
Estonian Estonia, European Union
Ewe Ghana
Ewe and Mina Togo
Fang Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
Faroese Denmark, Faroe Islands
Farsi Bahrain
Fijian Fiji
Filipino Palau
Finnish Finland, Norway, Sweden
Flemish France
Fon and Yoruba Benin
Foochow Malaysia
French Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti,Equatorial Guinea, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guinea, Haiti, Holy See, Italy, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco,Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Senegal, Switzerland, Syria, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna
French Creole Virgin Islands
French patois Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Frisian Netherlands
Fula Gambia
Fulani Nigeria
Futunian Wallis and Futuna
Ga Ghana
Gagauz Moldova, Turkey
Galician Spain
Galole East Timor
Gan China
Ganda or Luganda Uganda
Garifuna Belize, Guatemala
Georgian Georgia
German Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Namibia, Romania, Switzerland
Greek Akrotiri, Albania, Cyprus, Dhekelia, Greece
Greenlandic Denmark, Greenland
Guaragigna Ethiopia
Guarani Paraguay
Gujarati India
Hainan Malaysia
Hakka Malaysia
Hakka dialects China, Taiwan
Hassaniya Mauritania
Hassaniya Arabic Western Sahara
Hausa Niger, Nigeria
Hebrew Gaza Strip, Israel, West Bank
Herero Namibia
Hiligaynon or Ilonggo Philippines
Hindi India, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates
Hindko Pakistan
Hindustani India, Fiji, Suriname
Hokkien Macau, Malaysia, Singapore
Hungarian Austria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
I-Kiribati Kiribati
Ibo Equatorial Guinea
Icelandic Iceland
Igbo Nigeria
Ilocano Philippines
Indian dialects Oman
Indonesian East Timor
Irish Gaelic (spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard) Ireland
IsiXhosa South Africa
IsiZulu South Africa
Italian Argentina, Australia, Gibraltar, Holy See, Italy, Libya, Monaco, San Marino, Somalia, Switzerland
Japanese Japan, Palau
Javanese Indonesia, Suriname
Jola Senegal
Kabardian Turkey
Kabye Togo
Kalanga Botswana
Kannada India
Kaonda Zambia
Kapingamarangi Micronesia, Federated States of
Kashmiri India
Kazakh Kazakhstan
Kekchi Guatemala
Kemak East Timor
Khalkha Mongol Mongolia
Khmer Cambodia, Vietnam
Kikongo Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Kingwana Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Kinyarwanda Rwanda
Kiribati Tuvalu
Kirundi Burundi
Kiswahili Kenya, Rwanda
Kiswahili or Swahili Tanzania
Kiunguja Tanzania
Korean Korea, North, Korea, South
Kosrean Micronesia, Federated States of
Krio (English-based Creole) Sierra Leone
Kunama Eritrea
Kurdish Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey
Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan
Lao Laos
Latin Holy See
Latvian Latvia
Lingala Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Lingala and Monokutuba Congo, Republic of the
Lithuanian Latvia, Lithuania
Lozi Zambia
Lunda Zambia
Luri Iran
Luvale Zambia
Luxembourgish Luxembourg
Macedonian Macedonia
Magar Nepal
Mahorian Mayotte
Maithali Nepal
Malagasy Madagascar
Malay Brunei, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Singapore
Malayalam India, Malaysia
Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic) Maldives
Maltese Malta
Mam Guatemala
Mambae East Timor
Mandarin China, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore
Mandarin Chinese Taiwan
Mandinka Gambia, Senegal
Manx Gaelic Isle of Man
Maori Cook Islands, New Zealand
Marathi India
Marshallese Marshall Islands
Mayan Belize
Melanesian Pidgin Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Melanesian-Polynesian dialects New Caledonia
Mende Sierra Leone
Minbei China
Minnan China
Mirandese Portugal
Miskito Nicaragua
Moldovan Moldova
Monegasque Monaco
Moroccan Arabic Western Sahara
Moshi-Dagomba Ghana
Motu Papua New Guinea
Myene Gabon
Nahua El Salvador
Nama Namibia
Nauruan Nauru
Ndebele (also called Sindebele) Zimbabwe
Nepalese Bhutan
Nepali Nepal
Newar Nepal
Niuean Niue
Norfolk (a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian) Norfolk Island
Norman-French (dialect spoken in country districts) Guernsey
Norwegian Norway, Svalbard
Nubian Sudan
Nukuoro Micronesia, Federated States of
Nyanja Zambia
Nynorsk Norwegian Norway
Nzebi Gabon
Oriya India
Oromigna Ethiopia
Oshivambo Namibia
Palauan Palau
Pampango Philippines
Pangasinan Philippines
Panjabi Malaysia
Papiamento Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Pashtu Afghanistan, Pakistan
Persian United Arab Emirates
Persian and Persian dialects Iran
Pitcairnese Pitcairn Islands
Pohnpeian Micronesia, Federated States of
Polish Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine
Polynesian French Polynesia
Portuguese Andorra, Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Gibraltar, Guinea-Bissau, Jersey, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Switzerland
Portunol Uruguay
Provencal France
Pulaar Mauritania, Senegal
Punjabi India, Pakistan
Quechua Bolivia, Peru
Quiche Guatemala
Roma Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovakia
Romani Albania
Romanian Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
Romansch Switzerland
Russian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia,Svalbard, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Sami Norway, Sweden
Samoan American Samoa, Samoa, Tuvalu
Sangho Central African Republic
Sanskrit India
Sara Chad
Scottish Gaelic United Kingdom
Sekgalagadi Botswana
Sepedi South Africa
Serbian Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
Serbo-Croatian Slovenia, Switzerland
Sesotho Lesotho, South Africa
Setswana Botswana, South Africa
Shikomoro Comoros
Shona Zimbabwe
Sindebele (also called Ndebele) Zimbabwe
Sindhi India, Pakistan
Sinhala Sri Lanka
Siraiki Pakistan
siSwati Swaziland
Slavic dialects Albania
Slovak Serbia, Slovakia
Slovene Austria, Italy
Slovenian Slovenia
Somali Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia
Soninke Mauritania
Spanish Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands
Spanish Creole Virgin Islands
Sranang Tongo (Surinamese) Suriname
Standard German World
Swahili Burundi, Uganda
Swedish Finland, Sweden
Ta Bedawie Sudan
Tagalog Philippines
Taiwanese Taiwan
Tajik Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Tamang Nepal
Tamil India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka
Telugu India, Malaysia
Temne Sierra Leone
Teochew Singapore
Tetum East Timor
Thai Malaysia, Thailand
Tharu Nepal
Tibetan Bhutan
Tigre Eritrea
Tigrinya Eritrea, Ethiopia
Tokelauan Tokelau
Tonga Zambia
Tongan American Samoa, Tonga
Trukese Micronesia, Federated States of
Tshiluba Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Turkic Mongolia
Turkic and Turkic dialects Iran
Turkish Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iran, Macedonia, Turkey
Turkmen Turkmenistan
Tuvaluan Tuvalu
Ukrainian Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Ulithian Micronesia, Federated States of
Urdu Bahrain, Guyana, India, Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates
Uzbek Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Vietnamese Vietnam
Vlach Albania
Wallisian Wallis and Futuna
Waray Philippines
Welsh United Kingdom
Woleaian Micronesia, Federated States of
Wolof Gambia, Mauritania, Senegal
Wu China
Wu Chinese World
Xhosa Lesotho
Xiang China
Xichangana Mozambique
Xinca Guatemala
Xitsonga South Africa
Yapese Micronesia, Federated States of
Yezidi Armenia
Yoruba Nigeria
Yue China
Zulu Lesotho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Country to Language Chart -Find your language for your next trip

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    Countries     Languages (in order of precedence)
Afghanistan Afghan Persian or Dari, Pashtu, Turkic languages, 30 minor languages with much bilingualism
Akrotiri English, Greek
Albania Albanian, Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects
Algeria Arabic, French, Berber dialects
American Samoa Samoan, English, Tongan
Andorra Catalan, French, Castilian Spanish, Portuguese
Angola Portuguese, Bantu, other African languages
Anguilla English
Antigua and Barbuda English, local dialects
Argentina Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
Armenia Armenian, Yezidi, Russian
Aruba Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish
Australia English, Chinese, Italian, other indigenous languages
Austria German, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani, Russian, Armenian, other indigenous languages
Bahamas English, Creole
Bahrain Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
Bangladesh Bengali, English
Barbados English
Belarus Belarusian, Russian, other indigenous languages
Belgium Dutch, French, German
Belize English, Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna, Creole
Benin French, Fon and Yoruba, tribal languages
Bermuda English, Portuguese
Bhutan Dzongkha, Tibetan, Nepalese
Bolivia Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Botswana Setswana, Kalanga, Sekgalagadi, English, other and unspecified
Brazil Portuguese, Spanish, English, French
British Virgin Islands English
Brunei Malay, English, Chinese
Bulgaria Bulgarian, Turkish, Roma, other and unspecified
Burkina Faso French, native African languages belonging to Sudanic family
Burma Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages
Burundi Kirundi, French, Swahili
Cambodia Khmer, French, English
Cameroon 24 major African language groups, English, French
Canada English, French, other indigenous languages
Cape Verde Portuguese, Crioulo
Cayman Islands English
Central African Republic French, Sangho, tribal languages
Chad French, Arabic, Sara, more than 120 different languages and dialects
Chile Spanish
China Mandarin, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
Christmas Island English, Chinese, Malay
Cocos Islands Malay, English
Colombia Spanish
Comoros Arabic, French, Shikomoro
Congo, Democratic Republic of the French, Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Tshiluba
Congo, Republic of the French, Lingala and Monokutuba, many local languages and dialects
Cook Islands English, Maori
Costa Rica Spanish, English
Cote d'Ivoire French, 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken
Croatia Croatian, Serbian, other and undesignated (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)
Cuba Spanish
Cyprus Greek, Turkish, English
Czech Republic Czech
Denmark Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German; NOTE: English is the predominant second language
Dhekelia English, Greek
Djibouti French, Arabic, Somali, Afar
Dominica English, French patois
Dominican Republic Spanish
East Timor Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian, English, Galole, Mambae, Kemak
Ecuador Spanish, Amerindian languages
Egypt Arabic, English and French widely understood by educated classes
El Salvador Spanish, Nahua
Equatorial Guinea Spanish, French, pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo
Eritrea Afar, Arabic, Tigre, Kunama, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages
Estonia Estonian, Russian, other unknown languages
Ethiopia Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English
Falkland Islands English
Faroe Islands Faroese, Danish
Fiji English, Fijian, Hindustani
Finland Finnish, Swedish, other indigenous languages
France French, Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish
French Guiana French
French Polynesia French, Polynesian, Asian languages, other unspecified languages
Gabon French, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
Gambia English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Gaza Strip Arabic, Hebrew, English
Georgia Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azeri, Abkhaz, other indigenous languages
Germany German
Ghana English, Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, Ga
Gibraltar English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Greece Greek, English, French
Greenland Greenlandic, Danish, English
Grenada English, French patois
Guadeloupe French, Creole patois
Guam English, Chamorro, Philippine languages, other Pacific island languages, Asian languages, other languages
Guatemala Spanish, Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, Xinca
Guernsey English, French, Norman-French (dialect spoken in country districts)
Guinea French; NOTE: each ethnic group has its own language
Guinea-Bissau Portuguese, Crioulo, African languages
Guyana English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
Haiti French, Creole
Holy See Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
Honduras Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Hong Kong Chinese, English; NOTE: both are official
Hungary Hungarian, other or unspecified
Iceland Icelandic, English, Nordic languages; NOTE: German widely spoken
India Hindi (the national language and primary tongue of of the people), English, (enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication), Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam,Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Sanskrit; NOTE: Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language
Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia (modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, Javanese
Iran Persian and Persian dialects, Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Luri, Balochi, Arabic, Turkish, other indigenous languages
Iraq Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Armenian
Ireland English, Irish Gaelic (spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard)
Isle of Man English, Manx Gaelic
Israel Hebrew, Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)
Italy Italian, German, French, Slovene
Jamaica English, English patois
Japan Japanese
Jersey English, Portuguese, other indigenous languages
Jordan Arabic; NOTE: English widely understood among upper and middle classes
Kazakhstan Kazakh, Russian
Kenya English, Kiswahili, numerous indigenous languages
Kiribati I-Kiribati, English
Korea, North Korean
Korea, South Korean; NOTE: English widely taught in junior high and high school
Kuwait Arabic; NOTE: English widely spoken
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz, Russian
Laos Lao, French, English, various ethnic languages
Latvia Latvian, Russian, Lithuanian, other indigenous languages
Lebanon Arabic, French, English, Armenian
Lesotho Sesotho, English, Zulu, Xhosa
Liberia English, some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence
Libya Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities
Liechtenstein German, Alemannic dialect
Lithuania Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, other and unspecified
Luxembourg Luxembourgish, German, French
Macau Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin, other Chinese dialects, other indigenous languages
Macedonia Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Roma, Serbian, other indigenous languages
Madagascar French, Malagasy
Malawi Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chisena, Chilomwe, Chitonga, other indigenous languages
Malaysia Bahasa Melayu, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi,Thai
Maldives Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English
Mali French, Bambara, numerous African languages
Malta Maltese, English
Marshall Islands Marshallese, English, other languages; NOTE: English widely spoken as a second language; both Marshallese and English are official languages
Martinique French, Creole patois
Mauritania Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof
Mauritius Creole, Bhojpuri, French, English, other and unspecified
Mayotte Mahorian, French
Mexico Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
Micronesia, Federated States of English, Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
Moldova Moldovan, Russian, Gagauz
Monaco French, English, Italian, Monegasque
Mongolia Khalkha Mongol, Turkic, Russian
Montenegro Serbian
Montserrat English
Morocco Arabic, Berber dialects, French; NOTE: French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy
Mozambique Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Portuguese, Elomwe, Cisena, Echuwabo, other Mozambican languages, other foreign languages
English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
Nauru Nauruan
Nepal Nepali, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Magar, Awadhi, other unspecified languages; NOTE: many in government and business also speak English
Netherlands Dutch, Frisian
Netherlands Antilles Papiamento, English, Dutch, Spanish, Creole, other unspecified languages
New Caledonia French, 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
New Zealand English, Maori
Nicaragua Spanish, Miskito, other unspecified languages; NOTE: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast
Niger French, Hausa, Djerma
Nigeria English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani
Niue Niuean, English
Norfolk Island English, Norfolk (a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian)
Northern Mariana Islands Philippine languages, Chinese, Chamorro, English, other Pacific island languages
Norway Norwegian (Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian), Sami, Finnish; NOTE: small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities, Sami is official in six municipalities
Oman Arabic, English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
Pakistan Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashtu, Urdu, Balochi, Hindko, Brahui, English, Burushaski, and other indigenous languages
Palau Palauan, Angaur, Filipino, English, Chinese, Carolinian, Japanese
Panama Spanish, English; NOTE: many Panamanians bilingual
Papua New Guinea Melanesian Pidgin, English, Motu; NOTE: 715 indigenous languages - many unrelated
Paraguay Spanish, Guarani
Peru Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages
Philippines Tagalog, English, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, Pangasinan
Pitcairn Islands English, Pitcairnese
Poland Polish, other and unspecified
Portugal Portuguese, Mirandese
Puerto Rico Spanish, English
Qatar Arabic; NOTE: English commonly used as a second language
Reunion French, Creole
Romania Romanian, Hungarian, German
Russia Russian, many minority languages
Rwanda Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili
Saint Helena English
Saint Kitts and Nevis English
Saint Lucia English, French patois
Saint Pierre and Miquelon French
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines English, French patois
Samoa Samoan, English
San Marino Italian
Sao Tome and Principe Portuguese
Saudi Arabia Arabic
Senegal French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Serbia Serbian, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Croatian
Seychelles Creole, English, other unspecified languages
Sierra Leone English, Mende, Temne, Krio (English-based Creole)
Singapore Mandarin, English, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Tamil, other Chinese dialects, other indigenous languages
Slovakia Slovak, Hungarian, Roma, Ukrainian, other or unspecified
Slovenia Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, other or unspecified
Solomon Islands Melanesian pidgin, English; NOTE: 120 indigenous languages
Somalia Somali, Arabic, Italian, English
South Africa IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, English, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, other indigenous languages
Spain Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
Sri Lanka Sinhala, Tamil, other indigenous languages; NOTE: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about of the population
Sudan Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Nilotic languages, Nilo-Hamitic languages, Sudanic languages, English; NOTE: program of Arabization in process
Suriname Dutch, English, Sranang Tongo (Surinamese), Hindustani, Javanese
Svalbard Norwegian, Russian
Swaziland English, siSwati
Sweden Swedish, Sami, Finnish; NOTE: small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
Switzerland German, French, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish, English, Romansch, other indigenous languages; NOTE: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages
Syria Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English
Taiwan Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Hakka dialects
Tajikistan Tajik, Russian
Tanzania Kiswahili or Swahili, Kiunguja, English, Arabic
Thailand Thai, English
Togo French, Ewe and Mina, Kabye
Tokelau Tokelauan, English
Tonga Tongan, English
Trinidad and Tobago English, Hindi, French, Spanish, Chinese
Tunisia Arabic, French
Turkey Turkish, Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, Kabardian; NOTE: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the Europe part of Turkey
Turkmenistan Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek, other indigenous languages
Turks and Caicos Islands English
Tuvalu Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati
Uganda English, Ganda or Luganda, other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Ukraine Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian; NOTE: small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities
United Arab Emirates Arabic, Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
United Kingdom English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
United States English, Spanish, Native American indigenous languages; NOTE: other Indo-European, Asian and Pacific island languages are spoken
Uruguay Spanish, Portunol, Brazilero
Uzbekistan Uzbek, Russian, Tajik, other indigenous languages
Vanuatu local languages, pidgin, English, French, other unspecified languages
Venezuela Spanish, numerous indigenous dialects
Vietnam Vietnamese, French, English, Chinese, Khmer, mountain area languages
Virgin Islands English, Spanish, Spanish Creole, French, French Creole, other indigenous languages
Wallis and Futuna Wallisian, Futunian, French, other indigenous languages
West Bank Arabic, Hebrew, English
Western Sahara Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
Yemen Arabic
Zambia English, Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, about 70 other indigenous languages
Zimbabwe English, Shona, Sindebele (also called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects

 

 

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Pimsleur Video Review

Pimsleur Video Review

Pimsleur is an audio only language system that works very well. We have compiled reviews for you to watch and see how it stacks up against the Rosetta Stone for learning Spanish. If you wonder what is the best language course, then these can help you choose. And if you decide you want to get started learning we have discount Pimsleurs and like new used Pimsleurs for French, Spanish, Italian, Ojibwe and 20 other languages. 

 

Learning Spanish? Check out Platiquemos the most comprehensive language course available. 

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11 Tips for Learning to Speak Hungarian Language

11 Tips for Learning to Speak Hungarian Language

1)  Visit a Hungarian cultural center.  Almost all towns,  even the smaller ones, have a group that meets to speak the magyar language.

2)  Find a tutor or offer English lessons in exchange for Hungarian.  The Hungarians like to say that, no matter, where you go in this world, you will find a Hungarian.  Whether they be students or 1956 refugees,  you can find a person of Hungarian origin virtually anywhere.   And Hungarians love it when people make an attempt to learn their language and are more than happy to help.

3)  Read, read, read:  It's amazing how much vocabulary we can pick up, even if we may not understand everything completely: https://shop.multilingualbooks.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage&q=hungarian

4)  Watch a Hungarian film.  Hungary has a rich cinematic history and you will find Hungarian movies film festivals and art film theaters around the world:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Hungary

 



5)  Eat, drink and be merry:  Hungarians have fondness for good (rich) food.  Sometimes vocabulary can stick around better after a nice bowl of goulash than in the classroom.

6)  You already know some Hungarian words already.  Paprika and hussar, example.  Did you also know that the word "coach" comes from Hungarian?  It is derived from a town called Kocs.

7)  Actually you know even more Hungarian words than that:  Can you figure out what optimista, aktiv and grapefruit mean?  There are hundreds more words that are the same or similar in Hungarian and English.

8)  Listen to music and read the lyrics.  As with film,  for a small country, Hungary has given the world most than its fair share of gifts to the music world.

9)  Find a pen pal (real or virtual):  If you live in an isolated area or keep irregular hours, you can still find someone to communicate with at all times of the day.

10)  Don't be afraid to make mistakes, have confidence.  No language is ever learned without making mistakes, hundreds of them.  Go out there an socialize.

11) Watch cartoons in Hungarian, a fun way to learn some Hungarian.

 

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Best American Sign Language ASL Music videos

A good way to learn sign language is to watch music with signers, another is method is the classic Say it With Sign video series. Below we have American Sign language videos with the Beatles, Queen, Adelle, and Katy Perry.

"Love Walks Away" Lauren Adelle - ASL Interpretation

 

 

 

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

 

 

Let it Be ASL by the Beatles

 

 

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Sign language videos by Lana Del Rey

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