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Russian is yours for the speaking! Russian spelling is consistent, so once you accustom yourself to the Cyrillic alphabet, you are on your way. The letters B, H, P, C, Y, and 3 look familiar, but have a different pronunciation than their English doppelgängers. This lesson, third in our series, provides clear examples and practice words, along with a script and exercises attached, so you can practice. Get started with Russian by mastering these letters!


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This introductory language lesson will teach you how to count in Japanese. You’ll begin by learning single digits and work your way up to complex numbers! Knowing how to pronounce numbers in a foreign language is a useful skill when traveling or communicating with a native speaker. Follow along and you’ll learn the special pronunciation rules and exceptions, and how to use commas to break apart and write large numbers.


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Enchanted by the Russian language? This simple lesson teaches you the basics of the Cyrillic alphabet and pronunciation of Russian vowels and consonants, starting with A, O, M, K, and T. Learn the similarities to English and how to avoid aspiration to sound like a native speaker. Your eternal dilemma of how to speak Russian is solved!


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Headed to Amsterdam and hoping to mix with the natives? Learning to express yourself in Dutch will definitely set you apart from the tourists, and as an English speaker, you already have a leg up! Get started with this introductory lesson on Dutch verbs, the building blocks of language. You’ll expand your Dutch vocabulary and learn basic tenses, which are exceptionally simple to conjugate. Veel geluk!


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This introductory lesson offers you the basics of how to speak Dutch. Dutch is very similar to German and has the same alphabet as English. This lesson will help you with your Dutch pronunciation and teach you how to hold a simple conversation. Learn how to say basic greetings and farewells, and introduce yourself. Happy learning!


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Now that you know your German alphabet, get started on basic German conversation! In this second lesson on how to speak German, Meister Lehnsherr teaches you greetings, introductions, and goodbyes. Learn how to say hello, ask 'What is your name', and say goodbye in German. This lesson also introduces you to the concepts of du and sie, the informal and formal versions of 'you' in German.


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Practice your German and share a video showing off your new skills! Viel Spaß!

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Learn how to speak Russian with a natural accent! Mastering the sounds is made simple with clear instruction and visuals. Learn to say the letters Д, Г, Л, П, X, Ф, and Б. These letters and sounds will be familiar for math lovers, those with knowledge of Greek, or maybe your old fraternity or sorority days! Understand what the alveolar ridge is and how it impacts your accent. You'll sound like Russian royalty in no time!


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Some say that French is the most romantic language in the world. Learn how to woo your special someone with these amorous expressions. Crazy about your sweetheart? You might say, “Je suis folle de toi.” Find out how you can talk about two kinds of kisses—for greeting or for romance—using the words “bise” and “bisou.” By the end of this lesson, you will be able to say a popular declaration of love in French: “I live on love and fresh water.” Enjoy!


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Share a video of yourself performing your favorite new French love phrases!

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Special occasions call for special words! Learn the holidays and seasons in German, including Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and your birthday. Also find out how to say the days of the week and the months of the year. You’ll be able to tell people when your birthday is—and hopefully score some German chocolate cake!


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People from all over the world enjoy learning how to speak French with Alexa's popular French lessons. They’re fun, friendly and stress-free! This lesson is the last in a series entitled “French Essentials - Volume 1” that will help you learn French at a steady and enjoyable pace. This lesson covers the auxiliary verbs "avoir" (to have") and être (to be) which are crucial when it comes to using the past tense in French. Alexa’s “French Essentials” will lay solid foundations for future learning.


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Once you are comfortable using the French verb parler in basic contexts, apply it to more specific situations, such as talking to multiple people. This mini lesson by Learn French Now! also provides in-depth pronunciation and spelling techniques for words like aux, amie, and more. With the information you’ve gathered from this and the previous lesson on parler, you should feel comfortable using this common French verb in any context.


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Have you ever felt lost when someone is speaking German to you? Learn how to say helpful phrases like “Could you speak more slowly?” and “I don’t understand.” It’s perfectly normal to have a hard time understanding a native speaker, but these phrases will help you bridge the language gap and get ready for your next trip to Germany!


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Are you a beginner Japanese learner looking to improve your foreign language skills? This lesson will help you understand the sounds of Japanese letters. Using the Roman alphabet, you’ll learn how to combine vowels and consonants to make the basic sounds of Japanese words. Dive into this lesson and go step-by-step in building your understanding of the phonetic translation and pronunciation rules of Japanese. Soon, you'll be on your way to speaking this rich language.


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Would you like to learn how to speak German? As an English speaker, you’ll have a lot to practice on the pronunciation front! This short lesson goes over the entire German alphabet and sounds out the phonetics of each letter. Start with a German letter, then hear how to pronounce a word that begins with that letter. Watch and discover how to produce German sounds with your English-speaking mouth.


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Did you know that your computer is female? In Spanish, every noun has an assigned gender! It's hard to memorize which nouns are feminine and which are masculine, so use these handy tips from the ‘Spanish is Your Amigo’ series. Learn about gendered articles and the ‘LONERS’ and ‘DIONZA’ trick for guessing a noun's gender: words ending in L, O, N, E, R, or S are usually male, and words ending in D, Ion, Z, or A are usually female. Do keep in mind that there are exceptions like el agua and el día.


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In this French lesson, learn how to use the highly irregular verb “aller” to show that you are going to one of several destinations. Learn French Now! breaks down everything from conjugation to pronunciation to prepare you for using your new vocabulary in conversation. Say that a subject is going to school, work, their house, or the beach; the words and phrases you learn in this lesson constitute a major step in your quest to master the basics of the French language.


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Did you know the French verb “aller” can be used to describe how you are feeling? Learn more about “aller” and the preposition “chez” (which is often used in conjunction with “aller") in this tutorial by Learn French Now! As a bonus, you’ll also learn about the distinctly French accent mark, la cédille.


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People from all over the world enjoy learning how to speak French with Alexa's popular French lessons. They’re fun, friendly and stress-free! This lesson is the eighth in a series entitled “French Essentials - Volume 1” that will help you learn French at a steady and enjoyable pace. This lesson covers the indefinite article in French - the two different ways French speakers say "a" (un & une) and the plural form 'des'. Alexa’s “French Essentials” will lay solid foundations for future learning.


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Spice up your Spanish skills by matching infinitive and conjugated verbs in to make sentences like "necesita correr" (he needs to run). Follow along with Kristen Williams of ‘Spanish is Your Amigo’ as she reviews the definitions of ‘conjugation’ and ‘infinitive verb,’ reminds you how to conjugate, and then teaches you how to create a sentence in Spanish by combining a conjugated and an infinitive verb. Once you've learned how, practice on your own: ¡Puedes aprender!


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