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Travel is much more rewarding if it involves something more than getting sloppy drunk on a beach. Even small experiences, like learning to make Mexican mole, dance samba, or string together a few words to tell a joke in a marginalized language, can make a vacation into an enriching, memorable experience.

Više vs. Još in Serbian/ Bosnian/ Croatian: The Differences and When to Use Each One

The horrors of Serbian/Croatian/Bosian hit you one after another: cases, verb aspect, and conjugations… And then at some point, probably later in the process, the bizarre and seemingly random distinctions between više and još will also start to get on your nerves. These words can be translated, variously, as “more”, “even more”, “yet”, “any more”, “still”, etc.

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Brazilian vs. European Portuguese: Key Differences to Learn in Grammar and Vocabulary

European Portuguese is infamously quite different from the Brazilian variety. Here is what you need to know if you’re hoping to transition from speaking one to speaking or understanding the other. Your Language Guide Mose Hayward Luso-curious I’ve been speaking Brazilian Portuguese regularly for more than a decade, but have recently been spending more time

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Go to Brazil Just for the Dancing — How, What, & Where: Complete Planning Tips

I’ve been going to Brazil frequently for more than a decade. When people ask why I keep going back, I invariably give my very top reason (of the many possible): to go dancing. There are calculated to be upwards of 300 styles of Brazilian music and they are just fantastic—not surprising since Portuguese is the

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Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary Are So Hard!!!

It seems like a BIG challenge, but we’ll help you slip right into fluent Spanish with enticing phrases and sexy situational learning. You’ll be pumping out correctly conjugated verbs and smokingly precise vocab, and the hot hot HOT Spanish you learn this way will be lodged in your animal brain forever. Our sizzling Spanish-learning app

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On the road: Why I party with elderly locals

The best adventures in foreign lands usually involve locals who have a couple of generations on me. They didn’t learn to dance from MTV, and they haven’t taken up the lowest-common-denominator drinks wrought on the world’s youth by globalization (Heineken, absolut, mojitos, cosmopolitans). These are the locals with stories to tell, cultural wisdom to share. The lame cell-phone photos above and

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Can You Count to One in Serbian? It’s Fucking Harder Than You’d Fucking Think!

Today we’ll learn to count in Serbian / Bosnian / Croatian. But this South Slavic linguistic shitshow is crazy, so all we’re really going to understand is the number one. If we get really masochistic, we may cover the numbers two, three, maybe even four and more in some other article. This is a grammar

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How to Search Multiple Definitions and Translations in a Single Click — for Language Learning and Translating

A very nerdy way to hack your term searches as a language learner and get the best definitions and contextual images and texts for a single word

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