Language Learning Tips from Drops

How to Effectively Study Chinese: Learning Chinese Doesn't Have to be Scary

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September 16, 2021

Five tips for filtering through resources and learning tips for Chinese to optimize your Chinese language learning.

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Exciting New Updates Have Drops-ed

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September 9, 2021

The biggest update from Drops ever! Includes: play with friends, a new look, and new content -- Workplace Talk.

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How to Find Your Own Spanish Writing Style

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September 6, 2021

Want to improve your Spanish writing skills? Here are several tips to help you develop your own writing style in the Spanish language.

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Where to Travel During COVID and Tips to Stay Healthy!

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September 2, 2021

Learn how to stay safe as travel begins to open back up with suggestions for staying healthy as well as with relevant vocabulary in other languages.

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5 Fun Games You Can Play to Learn a Language Efficiently

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August 23, 2021

Language learning can be fun, especially if you incorporate play into your routine. Discover 5 games you can play to learn a new language.

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Summer Mode On! 5 Ways to Enjoy Learning and Summer Fun with Drops

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August 19, 2021

Learn how to talk about your favorite summer activities in another language. Learn words related to sports, camping, and visiting the beach.

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60 Essential German Travel Phrases

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August 12, 2021

A collection of key German phrases you need to travel around Germany. Learn to order at restaurants, ask for directions, check in to your hotel, and more.

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10 Podcasts to Help You Learn a New Language

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August 5, 2021

Learning a new language and looking for a podcast to support your studies? Here's a list of 10 podcasts for language learners.

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A List of Spanish-Speaking Countries and How Many People Speak the Language

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August 4, 2021

Wondering how many people speak Spanish around the world and where Spanish is spoken? This post answers your questions about Spanish.

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8 Ways Writing Can Help You Learn a Language

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July 29, 2021

Picking up a language is definitely a skill and the best way to do it is to maintain a balance. Writing may be the magic key to learning a new language.

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Capitalization in German

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July 26, 2021

Are you learning German? Have you wondered what its capitalization rules are? In this article, we answer your German capitalization questions.

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How to Talk About Competitive Sports in Another Language

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July 22, 2021

Learn how to discuss competitive sports in 45+ languages, English sports metaphors, how to cheer your team on in a new language, and other sports words.

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Goodbye in Japanese: 9 Ways to Say Bye in Japanese

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July 15, 2021

How do you say goodbye in Japanese? Learning how to say goodbye in Japanese is a must if you’re starting out with the language so you can wrap up your chats.

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Test Your Knowledge of Spanish & Mexican Culture

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July 8, 2021

Learning Spanish? Test your knowledge of the Spanish language basics and Mexican culture! 

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The 3 W’s and the 3 R’s: Tips from Memory Champion Yänjaa Wintersoul

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July 1, 2021

Systems are a proven way to effectively learn a language. And Memory Champion Yänjaa Wintersoul has two she’s found to be effective. Here's what they are.

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Why It's Important To Learn a Foreign Language in College

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June 24, 2021

Knowing foreign languages can be a great advantage for your academic and professional career. Here's why you should learn a language as a college student.

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Multilingualism in the Classroom

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June 10, 2021

The world is getting much more multilingual each year. And in this article, we look at the impact of multilingualism in the classroom.

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New Languages, New Continent! Learn Yoruba, Igbo, and Swahili with Drops

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June 3, 2021

We've added three new languages to Drops! You can now learn Swahili, learn Igbo or learn Yoruba with our fun, immersive play.

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10 Useful Techniques to Help Students Memorize New Vocabulary

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May 27, 2021

Struggling to remember the words you've learned? Here are 10 things you can do to master vocabulary in any language.

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 12: What's the best way to learn a language when no one near you knows it?

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May 20, 2021

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the twelfth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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25 Phrases You'll Only Hear in Spain

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May 13, 2021

Here are 25 Spanish words and expressions you'll only hear in Spain. Learn Castillian Spanish like a local.

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What Does the 🦊 Say? Learn Animal Sounds with Drops

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May 6, 2021

One of the things you learn early on in your native language are animal sounds. But have you learned these basic sounds in another language?

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3 Ways Technology Makes Language Learning Less Boring

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April 29, 2021

How to use technology to revive your language. With new tech resources like online videos & learning apps, learning a foreign tongue can remain interesting.

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Make an Impact! Learn to Discuss Climate Change in Different Languages

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April 23, 2021

We're introducing a Climate Awareness topic to Drops. Learn new vocabulary about Mother Nature, Climate Crisis & Making an Impact.

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Test Your Knowledge of Portuguese & Brazilian Culture

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April 15, 2021

Learning Portuguese? Test your knowledge of the Portuguese language basics and Brazilian culture! 

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12 Language Learning Tips from a Memory Champion

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April 8, 2021

We teamed up with 4x memory champion Nelson Dellis to share his tips for learning a new language and making it stick. 

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How to Be a Better Writer in a Foreign Language

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April 1, 2021

There are four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Here are tips that can help you become a better writer in a foreign language.

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Test Your Knowledge of Japanese & Japanese Culture

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March 25, 2021

Learning Japanese? Test your knowledge of the Japanese language basics and Japanese culture! 

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How Spring is Celebrated Around the World

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March 18, 2021

Spring is right around the corner – are you ready to celebrate the season? Test your knowledge of the spring holidays celebrated around the world.

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Ask the Polyglot 11: What is the best method to learning a new language?

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March 11, 2021

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the eleventh episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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Studying Kanji for the JLPT N5

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March 4, 2021

In this article, you'll learn what information you need to learn about kanji, as well as discuss what kind of questions you can expect to see on the JLPT exam

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 10: What are the most essential verbs in any language?

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February 25, 2021

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the tenth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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29 Useful Phrases You Can Use When Ordering Coffee in Another Language

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February 18, 2021

Learn these 29 words and phrases to confidently order coffee in another language. Learn coffee vocabulary in Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic.

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Learn to Say “Bull” in 41 Languages to Celebrate the Year of the Ox

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February 11, 2021

With Drops, you can get ready for the Year of the Ox by learning to say “ox”, or “bull”, in more than 40 languages.

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 9: Why can’t I focus on one language and find almost all languages interesting?

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February 4, 2021

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the ninth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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Hello in Korean: 11 Ways to Say Hi in Korean

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January 21, 2021

How do you say hello in Korean? Learning basic greetings in Korean is a must if you’re starting out with the language and will help you in Korean conversation

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 8: How much time do you spend a day to learn a language fast?

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January 14, 2021

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the eighth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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Zoom Your Way to Holiday Fun in Lockdown

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January 7, 2021

Finding new ways to connect with family is important this holiday season. Explore how to host a fun, seasonal virtual get together with friends and family thi

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Take Your Language Learning Further with #90DayswithDrops

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December 31, 2020

This year, we're getting ready to kick off our third ever 90 Days with Drops language learning challenge, a 90-day challenge to accelerate your learning.

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 7: How do you reactivate a language you haven’t used for a while?

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December 24, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the seventh episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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How to Promote Your Translation Service and Win New Clients, Even During a Recession

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December 17, 2020

Promoting your translation services effectively is key to winning new clients. With the right approach, you can build your professional translation business.

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Namaste! Drops introduces Sanskrit for Yoga

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December 15, 2020

We’re introducing something completely new to Drops! You can now learn Yoga Asanas in… Sanskrit! This language is a classical language spoken in South Asia. I

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 6: How do I Improve My Listening Skills?

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December 4, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the sixth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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Drops is joining the Kahoot! team

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November 24, 2020

We are excited to share that Drops is now a part of the Kahoot! family and are looking forward to finding new ways to make language learning awesome and offer

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 5: How do you practice speaking your different languages?

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November 12, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the fifth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 4: How long does it take to learn language?

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November 5, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the fifth episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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21+ Halloween Words in Spanish: Keep It Spooky with these Spanish Words

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October 29, 2020

Learn these 20 Spanish words to keep things spooky this fall. Learn Spanish vocabulary for Halloween and Día de los Muertos.

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10 Science-Backed Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

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October 22, 2020

Wondering what the benefits of learning a language are? In this post, learn about 10 benefits of learning a foreign language backed by science.

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 3: Can you attain fluency with Drops?

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October 15, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the third episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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Study with Amber Liu: Drops Partners with K-Pop Star Amber Liu to Offer a New Category for Korean Learners

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October 6, 2020

For a limited time, you can learn Korean with Amber Liu of K-pop renown and former member of the supergroup f(x) and the visual language learning app Drops.

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An Interview with a Translator: How French Translator Nathalie Serieys Works

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October 1, 2020

Go behind the scenes with Drops' French Translator Nathalie Serieys and see what it's like to work as a French translator.

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 2: How Do You Keep Up Languages When You Have Other Things Going On?

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September 24, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the first episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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11 Italian Idiomatic Expressions Using Suffixes

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September 17, 2020

Do you know how to say "pinky swear!" in Italian? Learn this and some of the other most common Italian idiomatic expressions.

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80+ Dutch Words for Learning about Dutch Culture

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September 10, 2020

Become a Dutch language insider with these 80+ Dutch words for learning about Dutch Culture.

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Casina, Casetta, Casuccia… How to Use Italian Suffixes

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September 3, 2020

Ragazzino, topolino, bambinello… All these Italian words have something in common. They use suffixes, special endings, to modify their meanings.

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Learn Persian with Our Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy

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August 28, 2020

Follow along as our Resident Polyglot learns to speak Persian with Drops over three months.

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Learn Bosnian with Drops

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August 21, 2020

Here at Drops, we’re excited to announce our newest language--Bosnian, the official language of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Learn Serbian with Drops

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August 20, 2020

Home to Europe’s three tallest stone gates, the invention of the (more than 200 years before the Swiss clock!), and the source of more than 95% of the world’s

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Terms for Pets: Talk About Your Pet in Another Language

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August 18, 2020

Learn how to talk about your pets in other languages with this list of pet vocabulary.

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Goodbye in Korean: 16 Ways to Say Bye in Korean

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August 17, 2020

Learn how to say goodbye in Korean with these 15 words and expressions.

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How to Say Hello in French: 12 French Greetings

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August 17, 2020

Learn how to say "hello" in French and 11 other ways to greet someone in the French language.

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Talk About Time in 41+ Languages

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August 14, 2020

Learn the words you need to tell time in a new language or talk about the date in another language with Drops' latest content addition.

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Ask the Polyglot Episode 1: Do You Ever Mix Up Languages?

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August 13, 2020

Join Drops' Resident Polyglot and Language Expert as she answers your language learning questions in the first episode of "Ask the Polyglot".

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How to Make Comparisons in Italian

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August 6, 2020

Learn how to make comparisons in Italian with idiomatic expressions, grammar and other basic comparative structures in Italian.

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Stay healthy! New Words to Discuss Virus Prevention in Drops

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July 30, 2020

Drops added a new topic in our People & Health category to help you learn how to discuss virus prevention and the current pandemic in your new language.

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How to Say “Goodbye” in Russian: 13 Ways to Say Bye in Russian

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July 23, 2020

Learn how to say goodbye in Russian with these 13 expressions for saying farewell in Russian.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Pronunciation

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July 16, 2020

Learn about Italian pronunciation in this post about Italian pronunciation rules, exceptions and get tips to sound more like a native Italian speaker.

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10 Foreign Words English Needs But Doesn't Have

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July 9, 2020

These 10 words don't exist in the English language, but they should. Find out what words other languages have that English doesn't and what they mean.

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Language Proficiency Levels: How to Figure Out Your Language Skill Level and What to Put on Your Resume

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July 3, 2020

A description of the language proficiency levels and how to determine your language skill level according to the different language proficiency scales.

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How To Maximize Your Progress When Taking Language Lessons Online

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July 2, 2020

Online tutoring can be a highly effective way to improve your language skills. But it’s not as simple as picking a tutor and showing up to lessons. Here's why

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Learn Croatian with Drops

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June 26, 2020

With Drops' latest release and new language addition, you can now learn thousands of words in Croatian. Ready to learn Croatian?

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Goodbye in French: More Than 13 Ways to Say Bye in French

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June 25, 2020

Know how to say “goodbye” in French? Learning how to say farewell in French is a good way to end your conversations naturally. Here are 13 ways to say bye.

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Hello in Japanese: 13 Ways to Say Hi in Japanese

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June 25, 2020

Interested in learning Japanese? Start by learning how to greet native speakers with these ways of saying “hello” in Japanese. 

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Motivating Yourself to Continue Learning a New Language

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June 11, 2020

When learning a new language, it’s normal to feel frustrated. With so many new words and rules, it can get overwhelming. Here are tips to stay motivated.

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Common Mistakes Keeping You from Improving Your Chinese Skills

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May 28, 2020

Mistakes holding you back in your language studies? Here are the common mistakes made by Chinese learners and how to overcome them.

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Introducing Dewey, the Droplet

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May 18, 2020

Introducing Dewey, the Droplet. Meet the adorable, smiling droplet that is the face of the app Droplets from Drops.

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100+ Japanese Words for Learning about Japanese Culture

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May 11, 2020

100+ words and phrases about Japanese culture. A list of must-know Japanese terms to help you learn about Japanese language and culture.

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Become a Korean Cultural Insider with our Latest Korean Language Expansion

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May 7, 2020

We added several hundred new culturally-specific words to our Korean content in Drops. Here are just a few of the words you’ll learn in Korean with us.

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Become a Japanese Cultural Insider with our Latest Japanese Language Expansion

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May 7, 2020

We added several hundred new culturally-specific words to our Japanese content in Drops. Here are just a few of the words you’ll learn in Japanese with us.

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What languages are spoken in Switzerland?

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May 7, 2020

While Switzerland is known for its cuisine and punctuality, the number of their national languages often finds its way in conversations. And for good reason.

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Learn Persian with Drops

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April 24, 2020

Persian, also known as Persian, is a Western Iranian language with around 70 million native speakers. It’s also the latest language to be added to Drops.

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The 10 Easiest Languages to Learn for English Speakers

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April 23, 2020

Want to find out what the top ten easiest languages to learn for English speakers are? Here’s the full list.

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The 10 Hardest Languages to Learn for English Speakers

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April 23, 2020

Want to find out what the top ten hardest languages to learn for English speakers are? Here’s the full list.

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Learn Coronavirus Vocabulary in More Than 50 Languages

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April 14, 2020

Here is a glossary of Coronavirus terms translated into 64 languages--learn Coronavirus vocabulary with this extensive glossary.

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Remote Language Learning: Tips for Learning a Language at Home

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April 9, 2020

Is there something both productive and rewarding you can do during this global pandemic? How to turn languages into a career.

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Learn Estonian with Drops

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April 3, 2020

What’s new in Drops? Estonian! The Drops team is excited to announce our latest language course and the language of our home base. 

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13 Unexpected ways to learn languages

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March 26, 2020

Despite popular belief, learning languages should be fun and exciting. Here are 13 unexpected ways to learn a new language.

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Using Droplets for Distance Learning

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March 17, 2020

Due to school closures resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, many have reached out and asked us if Droplets can be used for remote or distance. In short, yes.

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The Connection Between Language and Memory

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March 5, 2020

As types of memory differ, the same differences appear in the ways we get and process information. Our brain detects the most comfortable way to understand...

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Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World

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February 24, 2020

What are the most spoken languages in the world? Here's a list of the top ten languages in the world in terms of native speakers.

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Learn with Drops Online: Announcing our Web App and Visual Dictionary

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February 20, 2020

In addition to the new languages we have added to Drops over the last few months, Drops has recently launched a web app and visual dictionary.

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Droplets is My Kids’ Favorite Game (Just Don’t Tell Them They’re Learning from It)

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February 6, 2020

Droplets would be a great supplementary tool for when my kids choose their language classes in middle school, and it could grow with them into high school.

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Learn Hebrew with Scripts

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January 16, 2020

If you’re interested in learning Hebrew, learning to read and write in the language is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the language.

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Italian Hand Gestures: Communicating Beyond Language

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January 9, 2020

Face-to-face interaction, a key part of what’s being communicated is conveyed with the use of hand gestures, postures, facial expressions and grimaces.

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A Language Challenge Like No Other: #90DayswithDrops

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January 1, 2020

A language challenge is a great way of diving headfirst into learning a new language, just ask memory champion, Nelson Dellis.

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Should I Learn Brazilian or European Portuguese? How to Choose Which Dialect to Learn

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December 19, 2019

Learning Portuguese? Should you learn Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese? Here are reasons to learn each to help you decide which dialect is right.

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Goodbye in German: 13 Ways to Say Bye in German

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November 27, 2019

Learning German? Knowing how to say farewell in German is a good way to smoothly end your conversations in the language. Learn how to say “goodbye” in German.

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Hello in German: 9 Ways to Say Hi in German

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November 25, 2019

Learning German? Starting with a greeting like “hello” in German will help you make a good impression and get the conversation rolling with native speakers. 

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Learn Ainu with Drops

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November 19, 2019

Drops is elated to introduce our latest language course--Ainu in partnership with UN-proclaimed 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019). 

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The Ainu Language—A Story of Indigenous Japanese History and Culture

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November 14, 2019

We should be proactive, preserving endangered and indigenous languages. Which is why we partnered with 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages to launch Ainu.

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