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Archive for July, 2014

2014 World Cup of Languages: Semi-Final Results Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

If you’ve been following the FIFA World Cup, you’ll understand what I mean when I say: holy freakin’ moly. What a week it’s been, right? The 2014 World Cup of Languages is bringing the drama this week as well with our two Semi-Final match-ups. If you’ve been following along, prepare to be shocked! Japanese vs…

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2014 World Cup of Languages: Quarter-Final Results Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

And so another round of the 2014 World Cup of Languages is behind us. In the last four days, we watched four great match-ups, but alas, that also means we can only have four winners! Esperanto vs. Japanese: An unlikely winner from the Round of 16, Esperanto played well, scoring 266 points, but was simply no…

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Fighting Expat’s Unease: Don’t Sweat the Vocab Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

I have a certain psychological condition I like to call Expat’s Unease: I wish I could pass as a local, and it bothers me when I don’t. I wish I could just blend in with the crowd and speak like the locals speak. I wish I could enter into conversation with random people on the…

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2014 World Cup of Languages: Round of 16 Results Posted by on Jul 2, 2014

Behold, the results from the Round of 16 in our 2014 World Cup of Languages! Verbs were conjugated, nouns were declined, victories were celebrated, and, with any great sporting event, hearts were broken. (Clearly, I’m still reeling from the U.S. loss last night.) Check out the bracket below to see your team’s fate. Don’t forget…

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