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Some Italian Words and Phrases

I’ve thought for awhile that I should eventually try to pick up some Italian. I had initially studied German because of my heritage, and I also have Italian heritage. However, I hadn’t done so by the time I went on a trip to Venice. I knew a few Italian words and phrases: Ciao Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs 2

Since I was recently in Disneyland Paris, saw Confessions of a Retired Disney Princess yesterday, and had been in a mood to listen to Disney songs the last couple of days, I thought I’d share five more German versions of Disney songs. I find them to be a fun way to Read more →

More French Terms and Phrases

When I first posted about French terms and phrases, I had recently been in Strasbourg. I didn’t plan to devote a lot of time to learning French since I didn’t know how often I’d be in France. But I’ve seen been to France a couple more times and to cities Read more →

Learning from Music Videos: French Versions of Disney Songs

One thing I like to do to help me with language learning is to listen to Disney songs in the language. I have previously posted about doing this for German but realized today while going through my Pinterest board on language learning that I never posted on any in French. Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: English Songs with German Translations of the Lyrics

While looking for songs “auf Deutsch” (in German) on YouTube, I found a lot of songs that weren’t in German but had a German translation of the lyrics either as subtitles or a slideshow. Although I prefer to listen to songs in German and, if anything, read the subtitles in Read more →

Learn German Using Real-World Videos With FluentU (Win Free Beta Access for a Limited Time)

I love using German movies and music videos in my German studies, so when I was invited to beta test a new language learning program that utilizes real-world videos, I was excited to try it out. Now, I’m thrilled to get to share it with you! FluentU, which started off Read more →

Useful German Words for Computer Use

If you find yourself on a German website or even a computer with German settings, knowing some computer-related vocabulary might help you avoid needing to immediately translate the webpage or find a new computer. You may be surprised that you already know quite a few words for using a computer Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Songs, English Subtitles

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about learning German. One method I find fun is to listen to German music with English subtitles. (I also listen to music in German and write translations for myself, and I’ll start sharing those with you at some point). Here are a few of Read more →

Some French Terms and Phrases

When we first went to France, I thought I didn’t know any French aside from oui (yes) and Parlez-vous anglais? (Do you speak English?), the latter of which my husband had taught me. As we went through Strasbourg, I realized I had heard a few other things before such as Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs

Last time I showed you some German versions of English songs ending with Phil Collins’ German version of “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan. Today I wanted to show you some more German versions of songs from Disney movies. As before, just a reminder these versions are not exact Read more →

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