Midsummer – and Summer – Traditions Around The World

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In certain cultures, the summer solstice, or midsummer, is met with specific rituals. We asked our tutors and other language experts to share some of the summer and midsummer traditions from their cultures. Ireland “Traditionally in Ireland, St. John’s Eve (Oíche … Continue reading

Phrase of the Day: Father

shutterstock_362504621-546x350 Learning a new word or phrase every day is a great way to build your vocabulary step by step. That’s why we share words and phrases in several languages so that you can learn continuously. Whether you’re learning French, German, … Continue reading

Phrase of the Day: Mother

may_546x350_mother Learning a new phrase every day is a great way to build your vocabulary step by step. Whether you’re learning French, German, or Greek, you’ll find these phrases useful. Mother’s Day is May 14th; here’s the word “mother” in many of … Continue reading

Springing Into a New Year

Nowruz Persian new Year Sale no mobarak! That phrase—”Happy New Year”—was heard in countless households across the world today. When we welcome in the season of spring (or the vernal equinox) on March 20 each year, Persians welcome in their New Year: Nowruz (which translates … Continue reading