Learn to speak Vietnamese

Learn to speak Vietnamese

Vietnamese is the national, official language of Vietnam. It is the native language of Vietnamese people (Kinh), and of about three million Vietnamese residing elsewhere. It also is spoken as a first or second language by many ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Vietnamese...
Learn to Speak Turkish

Learn to Speak Turkish

The Turkish Language originated in The Altay Mountain Range in Northern Siberia centuries ago. For this reason it is called an Altaic Language. As nomads expanded further into Asia Minor, they brought their language with them to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,...
Learn to Speak Thai

Learn to Speak Thai

Thai, or more precisely Siamese, or Central Thai, is the national and official language of Thailand and the native language of the Thai people and Thai Chinese. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Over half of the words in Thai are...
Learn to speak Tagalog

Learn to speak Tagalog

Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the largest of the Philippine languages. Tagalog is the...
Learn to speak Swahili

Learn to speak Swahili

Today, Swahili or Kiswahili, is spoken throughout East Africa, although usually in conjunction with other languages. It is the most widely-spoken African language, with approximately 50 million speakers in East and Central Africa. Swahili is now used throughout the...
Learn to Speak Swedish

Learn to Speak Swedish

Swedish (svenska), is a North Germanic language, spoken by approximately 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Danish. Along with the...
Learn to Speak Russian

Learn to Speak Russian

Russian is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakstan, and Krygystan. It remains a principal language of administration in many of the former Soviet Union territories. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is one of the three living...
Learn to Speak Romanian

Learn to Speak Romanian

Romanian (limba română) is the official language of Romania. The name Romania, and its derivatives, come from the Latin word ‘Romanus’, a legacy of Roman rulers who took control of ancient Dacia in 106 A.D. Romanian retains a number of features of old...
Learn to speak Portuguese

Learn to speak Portuguese

Portuguese is one of the major languages of the world, the sixth most spoken language worldwide, spoken by about 200 million people on four continents. It belongs to a group of languages called “Romance” or “Neo-Latin” that evolved from Latin,...
Learn to Speak Polish

Learn to Speak Polish

Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a language of the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages, used throughout Poland (being that country’s official language) and by Polish minorities in other countries. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which...
Learn to speak Pashto

Learn to speak Pashto

Pashto language, also spelled Pashtu, also called Pakhtu, is a member of the Iranian division of the Indo-Iranian group of Indo-European languages. Extensive borrowing has caused Pashto to share many features of the Indo-Aryan group of the Indo-European languages as...
Learn to Speak Norwegian

Learn to Speak Norwegian

Norwegian is a North Germanic language. The two forms of the Norwegian language, Bokmål and Nynorsk, are both used in public administration, in schools, churches, and on radio and television. Interesting Facts About Norway Norwegians view themselves as egalitarian...
Learn to Speak Latin

Learn to Speak Latin

Latin belongs to the Italic group of the Indo-European family of languages. Latin, the language of ancient Rome, is the ancestor of the modern Romance languages. Beginning as a local dialect of a small village on the Tiber River, it spread in the course of history...
Learn to Speak Korean

Learn to Speak Korean

The Korean language is spoken by more than 75 million people, of whom 48 million live in South Korea and 24 million in North Korea. There are more than 2 million speakers in China, approximately 1 million in the United States, and about 500,000 in Japan. Korean is the...
Learn to Speak Japanese

Learn to Speak Japanese

Japanese has no known linguistic relatives though is possibly distantly related to the Altaic family of languages, which includes Korean, Mongolian and Turkic languages. Japanese is not related to Chinese, though it does contain a huge number of Chinese...
Learn to Speak Italian

Learn to Speak Italian

The Italian language is a member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Italian first started to appear in written documents during the 10th century in the form of notes and short texts inserted into Latin documents such...
Learn to Speak Indonesian

Learn to Speak Indonesian

Bahasa Indonesia is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. Bahasa Indonesia is a standardized dialect of Malay which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries, and which achieved the status of...
Learn to Speak Hungarian

Learn to Speak Hungarian

The history of the language originated around 1000 BC. The Hungarians call their language Magyar. For the most part the Hungarian language stems from Asia (the Uralic region). The language has also been influenced by various Slavonic languages, as well as by the...
Learn to Speak Hindi

Learn to Speak Hindi

Learn to Speak Hindi Hindi belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit through Prakrit and Apabhramsha. It has been influenced and enriched by Dravidian, Turkish, Farsi, Arabic, Portugese and...
Learn to Speak Hebrew

Learn to Speak Hebrew

Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel. It is a Semitic language spoken by the Jewish people and one of the world’s oldest living languages. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet and the language is read from right to left. Originally the Hebrew...
Learn to Speak Greek

Learn to Speak Greek

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, western Asia Minor, Greece, and the Aegean Islands, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records....
Learn to Speak German

Learn to Speak German

German is a West Germanic language and derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. A number of words are derived from Latin and Greek, and fewer from French and English. Widely spoken languages which are most similar...
Learn to Speak French

Learn to Speak French

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance or Italic language descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire, as are languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Lombard, Catalan, Sicilian and Sardinian. French was also...
Learn to Speak Finnish

Learn to Speak Finnish

Finnish (suomi) is a Finnic language spoken by about 5 million people in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Canada and Russia. Finnish is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. In Sweden, both standard...
Learn to Speak English (ESL)

Learn to Speak English (ESL)

English is spoken as a first language by the majority populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations; and it is an official language of almost 60...
Learn to Speak Dutch

Learn to Speak Dutch

Dutch is a West Germanic language and the native language of most of the population of the Netherlands, and about sixty percent of the populations of Belgium and Suriname, the three member states of the Dutch Language Union. Most speakers live in the European Union,...
Learn to speak Danish

Learn to speak Danish

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it holds minority language status. Danish is also spoken in Germany, Norway, Sweden,...