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How to immerse yourself in a language without going abroad

Immersing yourself in a foreign language without going abroad might not be as difficult as you think. Here's a brief example:  He is daring, adventurous...

Hand gestures in different cultures and what they mean

Hand gestures are a great way of reinforcing what you’re saying. But caution: They can mean different things in different cultures. Here are six hand gestures and...

How to get back into language study after a break

We all take breaks from learning a language. Perhaps you’ve taken time off over the summer and are now going back to school, college...

5 Brazilian Expressions That Will Make You Sound Fluent

Have you ever, when learning a language, heard an expression that didn't make any sense to you - yet all the locals seemed to...

7 hand gestures that will make you feel really Italian!

It’s hard to imagine someone speaking Italian without moving their hands and face, right? This is because gestures represent an essential part of Italian...

What’s the difference between a language and a dialect?

It’s often difficult to tell the difference between languages, dialects and accents. In fact, it's such a grey area that even linguists find it...
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10 fun British expressions (and what they mean)

If you go to UK to improve your English, or even just for a holiday, these 10 expressions might help you recognise some popular...
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Bilingual, trilingual and polyglot – what’s the difference?

Did you know that the world's population has more multilingual people than speakers of just one language? If you can speak two languages, you're...

A journey through Italian dialects and languages

"A language is a dialect with an army and navy." — Max Weinreich, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Did you know that Italy is incredibly rich in...

busuu’s got a new HQ – Goodbye Old Street, Hello Finsbury...

Over the last few years we have been growing our team size more than 5x, so we urgently needed a new home! busuu’s old...