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Barbecue and picnic traditions from around the world

July 13, 2018

We Finns like to grill. Charcoal grills start popping up on our back yards the minute the first rays of spring sun touch the grass, and from Midsummer on, the smell of freshly roasted grill delicacies fills up the neighborhoods almost on a daily basis. But what kind of grilling habits do people have in other countries? We discovered some interesting barbecue and picnic traditions from different parts of the world. Perhaps some of these are already familiar to you!…

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Learning sentence structure

July 6, 2018

In order to have the ability to use a foreign language fluently, it’s not enough if you just know a bunch of words. You also need to be able to put them together to form sentences that make sense. Some languages are known for their tricky word order, and building sentences just like in your own first language may be impossible. Studying rules from a book is not for all of us Every language has its own challenges. In one…

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Spanish sayings about life

July 6, 2018

Spaniards know how to be joyful, carefree and enjoy life. Of course, every human being is an individual and life situations vary, but in general, being joyful is considered a virtue in Spanish culture. Bad things happen to all of us, and sometimes there is nothing you can do about them, but in most cases you can at least try to look on the bright side and focus on the things that are good and still there. This positive and…

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Achieve your goals with WordDive – and go beyond!

July 6, 2018

Abi Meretta Söderlund completed the Swedish prep course with WordDive when getting ready for the matriculation exam in Swedish. Meretta’s dad has spoken Swedish to her at home, but Meretta still wasn’t satisfied with her vocabulary and felt it was too limited. “Dad isn’t the most talkative when speaking Swedish, and even though my everyday Swedish is already very good, I wanted to strengthen my advanced vocabulary for the matriculation exam”, Meretta tells. Meretta had already tried WordDive before, and when she heard the prep course radio commercial, she immediately went to the Internet to check if the…

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Spanish for romantics

July 2, 2018

Spanish is one of the most romantic languages I know. It has a beautiful, sensual rhythm. This impression is obviously strongly influenced by Spanish culture and the emotional style of interaction that’s very usual for Spaniards. Spaniards kiss and touch each other a lot. Friends and acquaintances are greeted with warm kisses on the cheek. The number and form of kisses may vary according to the region and degree of closeness. Sometimes kisses are given also when meeting someone for…

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Learning languages through music

July 2, 2018

You learn best when studying is fun. That’s why it makes sense to include a variety of methods in your study routine – for instance, learning with music. Studying lyrics is a great way to learn a language because music will help you maintain your motivation, and catchy melodies make memorizing words easier. When you start learning a language with music, the first step is choosing the right songs. It’s important to pick songs that you really like because you will…

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