Textbook Japanese VS Real Life Spoken Japanese

July 4, 2021

Alright, so you started studying Japanese using a textbook. You finally feel ready to use your newly acquired skills in daily conversation. Sure enough, you quickly realize that conversational Japanese do not sound quite the same as what you have seen in the textbook. Actual spoken Japanese tend to differ greatly from...

Avoiding the Word 'You' in Korean Culture

June 28, 2021

Those who have studied Korean or had some contact with Korean culture will have noticed that Koreans often address one another by title rather than name. Using a title in place of someone’s name is not, in itself, particularly outrageous. The outrageous part only starts there...

Navigating the Berlin Transport System

June 20, 2021

Berlin is one of the largest cities in Europe, even bigger than Paris, albeit with a smaller population. Such an important distinction needs a particularly efficient public transportion system. And, undoubtedly, Berlin's transport system (which includes the metro, tram, bus, S-Bahn and U-Bahn) is truly efficient...

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