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Shannon Kennedy

Language Learning
April 18, 2019

Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 7

The final week arrived as I stepped off the plane in Budapest, the big moment only days away. Because I was surprising the founders of Drops with the fact I…
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Language Learning
April 4, 2019

Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 6

Throughout the challenge, I planned on studying daily with Drops. I hoped that by the end of the project, I’d have had the time to learn all the words currently…
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How Drops' Italian Translator Viola Librenti works
Language Learning
March 28, 2019

An Interview with a Translator: How Drops’ Italian Translator Viola Librenti Works

This article is a part of a series where we interview the team behind Drops, sharing a bit about what they do, how they started working in the language field,…
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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 5
Language Learning
March 21, 2019

Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 5

When I first start studying a language with a tutor, many of our first lessons are either scripted (I prepare a short script and practice it with the tutor) or…
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Tú Versus Usted: The Different Ways to Say “You” in Spanish
Language Learning
March 14, 2019

Tú Versus Usted: The Different Ways to Say “You” in Spanish

The following article is a guest post by one of the resident translators at Drops. You can find more information about the writer at the end of the article. Nowadays,…
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Language Learning
February 21, 2019

10 Maori Words and Expressions You Should Know

There is a Maori expression, ko te reo Māori te hāo te Māoritanga that means “the Maori language is the essence of Maori identity.” Languages and the words they’re comprised…
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Press Release
February 11, 2019

International Language App Drops Adds Te Reo Māori

International Language App Drops Adds Te Reo Māori Visual learning app will help support language's resurgence in New Zealand and beyond February 12, 2019 — Te reo Māori will have…
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Brunch in Budapest, Hungary after learning Hungarian
Language Learning
February 7, 2019

Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 4

Feedback is an essential part of learning any language. With feedback, you gain a sense of direction, more quickly pinpoint areas you need to work on, and get acknowledgement for…
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Learning Hungarian with Drops
Language Learning
January 24, 2019

Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 3

One of the best ways to make everything you're learning in a new language yours is by using it. By putting all of the words you learn in Drops to…
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Learning Hungarian with Drops - Photo by Eurolinguiste
Language Learning
January 17, 2019

Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 2

When learning a new language with the goal of speaking, input is important, but output is what leads to you mastering the material you've learned. What do I mean by…
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