Language Learning Tips from Drops

8 Languages Students Want to Learn Abroad

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Oct 3, 2019

Studying abroad is appealing for a number of ways. And students are increasingly making this important decision based on the language spoken in each country. 

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Learn ASL with Scripts

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Sep 23, 2019

Scripts by Drops is thrilled to introduce ASL as the latest addition to the alphabets and writing systems you can learn with the app. Learn the ASL alphabet.

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Learn Finnish with Drops

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Sep 17, 2019

Hyvää päivää! That’s “good day” in Finnish and one of the thousands of words and phrases you can learn with the latest addition to the languages in Drops. 

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Learn Greek with Drops

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Sep 10, 2019

Drops would like to say Γεια (pronounced: ya) to Greek language learners and invite you to learn the Greek language, the latest addition to the app.

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Top English Phrases You'll Use Again and Again

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Aug 6, 2019

Are you learning English? If so, you might be looking for phrases to help you gain confidence in conversation. Here are the English phrases you should know.

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136 Terms of Endearment in Different Languages

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Aug 5, 2019

When we have a special someone in our lives, we often call them by pet names or nicknames. Here are terms of endearment used around the world.

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How to Say Hello in 30 Different Languages

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Jul 31, 2019

Want to learn to say hello in different languages? “Hi” is one of the first things you’ll want to know in a new language. Here's how to do it.

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9 Tips for Having Fun While Learning a Language

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Oct 9, 2019

Nine tips to help you add more fun into your language learning process and develop your speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.

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12 Samoan Words and Samoan Expressions You Should Know

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Jul 25, 2019

Learn these 12 Samoan words that capture the spirit of the language and offer insight into Samoan culture.

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Learn Samoan with Drops

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Mar 31, 2019

As a part of UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, we’re happy to announce our 33rd language, and 3rd Polynesian language — Gagana faʻa Sāmoa.

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Announcing Drops’ Latest Feature: Travel Talk

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Jun 20, 2019

With Drops’ latest release, Travel Talk, you can learn the words and phrases you’ll need to know to navigate your way around places that speak a new language.

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An Interview with a Translator: How Spanish Translator Berenice Font Works

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May 2, 2019

A peek behind the scenes at how the Spanish translator at Drops works--her favorite tools, how she spends her day, and what it takes to be a translator.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: The Final Mission

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Apr 28, 2019

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, reveals her secret Hungarian language project to the rest of the Drops team by surprising the founders.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 7

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Apr 18, 2019

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, talks about how she used practicing Hungarian around Budapest to build her confidence in the language.

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The Italian Language: Its History & Defining Characteristics

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May 16, 2019

The history of the Italian language -- how it came to be. Learn about Italian's defining characteristics and how it descended from Latin.

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Learn a Language Before You Travel: Is Studying on the Plane Too Late?

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Jun 7, 2019

In this post, our resident polyglot Shannon Kennedy tests if waiting until you're on a plane to learn a language is too late. Learning Icelandic with Drops.

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An Interview with a Translator: How Spanish Translator Anna Suades Vall Works

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Jul 18, 2019

A peek behind the scenes at how the Spanish translator at Drops works--her favorite tools, how she spends her day, and what it takes to be a translator.

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An Interview with a Translator: How German Translator Christiane Hesse Works

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Jun 14, 2019

A peek behind the scenes at how the German translator at Drops works--her favorite tools, how she spend their day, and what it takes to be a translator.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 6

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Apr 4, 2019

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, shares how she kept up her motivation for learning Hungarian after missing one of her milestones.

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

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Mar 28, 2019

A peek behind the scenes at how the Italian translator at Drops works--her favorite tools, how she spend their day, and what it takes to be a translator.

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Learning to Read and Write in a New Language

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At first glance, learning a different writing system can seem like a big barrier to picking up a new language. Here's how to do it.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 5

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Mar 21, 2019

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, shares clips from her first lesson in Hungarian and shares how she creates scripts to build confidence in a language.

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

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Mar 14, 2019

In Spanish, we have two levels of formality when addressing others. We use tú and usted, both mean ing you, to convey the formality of a relationship.

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International Year of Indigenous Languages

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Mar 7, 2019

Find out how you can support UNESCO's International Year of Indigenous Languages, an effort to maintain our world's incredible diversity.

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Using Mnemonics and Other Techniques to Memorize New Words

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Feb 28, 2019

Memory Champion Nelson Dellis shares his favorite words in Dutch and the techniques he uses to memorize vocabulary in a new language.

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10 Maori Words and Expressions You Should Know

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Feb 21, 2019

These 10 words capture the spirit of the Maori language. Learn these Maori words and others with Drops in jist 5 minutes a day.

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Learn Maori with Drops

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Feb 11, 2019

Te reo Māori is one of New Zealand’s official languages and you can now learn Maori with Drops in just 5 minutes a day.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 4

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Feb 7, 2019

There are a few different ways to get feedback on your language skills, but the one that I find most effective is studying with a tutor. Why?

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 3

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Jan 24, 2019

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, shares her first ever video chat in Hungarian and the script she used to prepare for the conversation.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 2

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Jan 17, 2019

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, shares the steps she took to reach her second Hungarian language learning milestone - scheduling a chat in the language.

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Announcing Drops’ Educators Program for Language Teachers + Polyglots

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Sep 13, 2018

Drops is on the hunt for fantastic language bloggers and educators to be part of our first global program and highlight the work you do.

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The Ultimate Language Learning Guide Part II: Foundations

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Sep 18, 2018

You know why you want to learn a language, but you're still having trouble getting started. Here's what you can do to kickstart your language studies.

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Why You Should Learn Languages to Use at Home

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Nov 2, 2018

We often learn a language to connect with people abroad or to have better travel experiences, but here's why you should learn a language to use at home.

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Drops Named Google Play’s Best App of 2018

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Dec 6, 2018

Drops quickly become a popular choice amongst language learners and it hasn't gone unnoticed. Google recognized Drops as the “Best App” of the year.

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8 Best Language Learning Apps to Download This Holiday Season

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Dec 14, 2018

Looking to learn a new language this holiday season? Here are 8 of the best language learning apps you can download to get started.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with these 25 Words

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Dec 20, 2018

We’re in the midst of the holiday season and it’s filled with celebration. Around the world, this time of year has a rich collection of words to go with it.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Language Project Introduction

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Dec 6, 2018

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, introduces her two month language mission, learning Hungarian to surprise the Drops founders in Budapest, Hungary.

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Learning Hungarian with Drops: Milestone 1

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Dec 27, 2018

Resident Polyglot, Shannon Kennedy, shares the steps she took to reach her first Hungarian language learning milestone - getting into the Drops Dojo.

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The Drops 2K Challenge with 4x USA Memory Champion, Nelson Dellis

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Dec 28, 2018

Join Nelson Dellis on his 2k challenge as he learns Dutch with Drops during #90dayswithdrops, a fun and free language challenge on Instagram.

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Join the 2019 #90DayswithDrops Challenge: Learn a New Language this Year

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Dec 28, 2018

Learn a new language this year by joining the #90DayswithDrops Challenge, a free language learning challenge on Instagram.

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11 Hawaiian Words that Capture the Spirit of the Language

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Oct 4, 2018

Learn these 11 Hawaiian words that capture the spirit of the language and offer insight into Hawaiian culture. Includes audio and where to learn more.

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Spanish Halloween Vocabulary: Keep it Spooky in Spanish with these 20 Words

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Oct 30, 2018

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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Announcing Scripts: Learning to Read and Write in Your New Language

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Nov 2, 2018

Drops is excited to announce Scripts, an app focused on helping you learn to read and write in a new language. Available for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

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The Ultimate Language Learning Guide Part III: Commitment

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Oct 29, 2018

You know why you want to learn a language, but you're still having trouble sticking with it. Here's what you can do to build a language learning habit.

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Keeping it Fresh: A New Layout for Drops

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Sep 27, 2018

Drops has a new layout to make navigating through the different word lists easier. We've also added a continue learning feature.

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An Island Adventure with Words: Learn Hawaiian with Drops

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Sep 5, 2018

Learn Hawaiian with Drops, a fun, interactive and free language learning app that will help you master 2,000+ words in the Hawaiian language.

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Learn to Read and Write in Thai with Drops

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Aug 30, 2018

Learn Thai with Drops, a fun, interactive and free language learning app that will help you master 2,000+ words in the Thai language plus the Thai alphabet.

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How to Keep Up Your Summer Language Learning Efforts in the New School Year

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Aug 21, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to build a new language skill, but keeping it up during the school year can be tough. Here are tips to keep your language fresh.

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Hooray! Brawo! Drops Now Offers Polish

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Aug 6, 2018

Learn Polish with Drops, a fun, interactive and free language learning app that will help you master 2,000+ words in the Polish language.

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How to Learn a Language Like a Memory Champion

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Jul 13, 2018

Have you ever wondered how memory champions do what they do? In this article, we share their tricks and show how you too can use them to learn a language.

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The Ultimate Language Learning Guide Part I: Your Blueprint

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Jun 29, 2018

In this article, we take a look at a few of the myths we tell ourselves about language learning and share tips for how to overcome them.

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