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Learn like a linguist. Tips and inspiration for lovers of language.

Hi! Welcome! My name is Sara Maria. I’m an American linguist (language specialist). 

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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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Yes, but then we Americans who have been repeatedly called out for this end up saying things like

American: and then I went to dongbonkles...oh, dongbonkles is a thing in America where...

Non-American: Of course I bl**dy know what a dongbonkle is.

americaning is hard

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