10 Spanish Curse Words and Expressions that’d Make your Grandma Blush

When it comes to Spanish curse words, there’s a subtle art to swearing. Whether it be venting in a moment of frustration, expressing enthusiasm or making an exclamation of pain or disgust, Spanish-speakers sure know the power of an emphatic expletive.

Sometimes, a dirty look just isn't enough. Express your feelings of anger and frustration with these Spanish curse words.
Sometimes, a dirty look just isn’t enough. Express your feelings of anger and frustration with these Spanish curse words. Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

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Best Language Learning Apps Comparison: Reji vs Memrise vs Duolingo

Nowadays, the app market is flooded with options for language learners. There are flashcard apps, dictionaries, complete courses, grammar exercises, games, the list goes on… You’re sure to be spoilt for choice whatever it is you’re looking for. We shouldn’t complain, but sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. So, how can you choose the best language learning app for you?

In this blog post, we take a look at the pros and cons of 3 popular language learning apps on the market: Reji, Memrise, and Duolingo.

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5 Ways to Memorize New Words in a Flash and Expand your Vocabulary

Need to memorize new words for an upcoming quiz in a short period of time? Sick of asking how to say a particular word over and over again? Or are you simply making a concerted effort to expand your vocabulary?

Whatever the motivation, these 5 easy tricks will have you using new words when speaking and writing in your target language in no time at all.

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How to Build Your French Vocabulary

Having an extensive French vocabulary can make communication easier all round. It not only helps us express ourselves better but also understand others better too.

Get more out of your holiday interactions by brushing up on French vocabulary and expressions before you leave home.
Get more out of your holiday interactions by brushing up on French vocabulary and expressions before you leave home. Photo by Paul Rysz on Unsplash

Equally, your vocabulary, or lack thereof, can limit your interactions. Ever had one of those moments where you think you understand what someone is saying from context, but you don’t know the one crucial word they’re using? Or perhaps, you’ve tried to describe something very specific but find yourself searching for that one important missing word? Continue reading “How to Build Your French Vocabulary”

Flashcard App Comparison: Reji vs Anki vs Quizlet

Flashcards should be a staple part of any students’ study routine. You can use them to memorize and drill anything from vocabulary to verb conjugations or lexical chunks. The trick is to stick with it and review at regular intervals so you don’t forget all that useful info. (Learn more about how our brains memorize new words and retain information, and how to harness this in my previous post here.)

The most simple flashcards have a word written in your first language on one side and the translation in your target language on the other side, but flashcards have come a long way from the homemade handwritten variety. Now, there are loads of great apps with lots of cool features which you can use to review anytime, anywhere, on the go. Much more convenient than lugging a stack of cards to the library with you.

But, which app is right for you? In this blog post, we look at the pros and cons of 3 flashcard apps – Reji, Anki, and Quizlet. Keep reading to find out more.

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