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How To Learn a Language from Home

You don’t have to travel to learn a new language. Honestly, you don’t even need to put on pants! I’ve studied several languages from home over the last decade. In fact, according to my italki stats (more …

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How to Sound Like a North Korean

(Want to skip the history? Scroll down to the List of 21 North Korean Words in Crash Landing On You)   How much do you know about the North Korean accent? Netflix’s new drama “Crash Landing on …

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Fascinating! Btw, language-learning goals can be results-oriented (pass the HSK) or habit-oriented (maintain a streak).

I'm better with the former (can never maintain a streak) but I know many people for whom streaks are far more motivating.

Which one works better for you?

Ali Abouelatta @abouelatta_ali

This is one of the 🤯🤯🤯 experiments we ran on the Duolingo Retention team :

If my @obe_fitness instructor can pronounce all of the syllables in Sara Maria in the middle of a cardio workout, then the rest of y’all have absolutely no excuse 🧐