“Potere” Conjugation in Italian: All You Need to Know, and a Bit More

The verb potere in Italian is the equivalent of the verb “to be able to”, also encompassing “can” and “may”, in English. Moreover, potere is also the Italian for “power”, both literally (it is a noun: il potere = the power) and figuratively: mastering the potere conjugation will really step up your Italian skills and give …

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“Hello” in German: “Hallo!” and Other German Greetings

If I had to guess, I’d say almost everyone who speaks English already knows hallo is “hello” in German. They sound very similar, and they are one letter off from each other in spelling, it’s hard not to connect the dots. In general, greetings are the most well-known part of any language, because they are …

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“You’re Welcome” in French: 8 Different Ways to Respond to “Thank You”

Once you’ve mastered saying please and thank you in French, it’s time to take it up a notch. If you want to learn how to respond when somebody thanks you, then you’ve come to the right place. There are a few ways to say you’re welcome in French depending on the situation and who you’re …

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Come on over: A Guide to the “Venir” Conjugation in Spanish

You know that feeling when you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? Well, we’ll make it easy for you. In a past article, we have covered the verb ir (to go) and, today, we’ll be focusing on the verb venir (to come). We’ll cover the venir conjugation starting from the basics and leading up …

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What Are Japanese Particles? Understanding Wa, Ga, and More

In Japanese, particles are called 助詞 (joshi) or てにをは (tenioha). These one-syllable building blocks within a Japanese sentence follow immediately after a noun, verb, or adjective. They modify each of these words, indicating what the word’s role is within the sentence. In this article, we’re going to cover the major Japanese particles, how they work, …

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“Thank You” in German and Other Expressions of Gratitude

In polite conversation, knowing how to thank people is invaluable. Whether it’s in an email, at the store, during work, or on a thank-you note, “thank you”, in all its shapes and forms, is crucial to add to your vocabulary in any new language you learn. Since German has different pronouns and modes of speaking …

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“Saber” Conjugation: A Guide to Using the Verb “Saber” in Spanish

Knowledge is power, which is why the verb saber, meaning “to know”, is so important. This verb can mean to know information or facts, to know how to perform a skill, or to have news about someone. Here, we’ll cover the saber conjugation at different levels so you never make a mistake with this tricky …

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“Pouvoir” Conjugation: Learn How to Use the French Verb “Pouvoir”

The French verb pouvoir means “to be able to”, or in other words, it means “can”. It’s a very common verb so it’s one that you ought to get to grips with as soon as possible. However, just like many of the other most frequently used French verbs, it’s irregular. That means that there’s no …

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Goodbye in German: A Comprehensive Guide to German Parting Words

Nothing is as bittersweet as saying goodbye, but it’s not as bad as not knowing how to say bye at all. An important part of practical language learning is knowing how to start and end a conversation. If you’ve been following the blog, you can already say hello in German thanks to the 100+ Common …

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Sorry in Japanese: Learn How to Properly Apologize in Japanese

How do you say sorry if you make a faux pas in Japan? Japanese people will say sorry when they feel they’ve done something wrong, when they want to correct an inconvenience—and even when they want to say thank you! Apologizing properly is vital in Japan. Some of you might already know the words すみません …

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