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French Language: Baguette vs Reality

“Baguette, Paris, c’est la vie, j’adore la France!”, “Montmatre, le Louuuvre, le fromage, comme ci comme ca… “ Those are the word sand expressions that I keep hearing all the time from foreigners. But the French language is way more than that.

Let’s go back really briefly in history. French was born 2000 years ago before JC in La Gaule known now as France. The French language derives from the Celtic, Latine and Greek languages.  In the 9th century, different dialects started to emerge in France but it is only in the 13th century that a specific language has appeared. Over the centuries, the name of the language as evolved from Francien (middle age period) to Francois (13th) and finally Francais during the 15th century.

Nowadays, the French language contains more than 33 different sounds, 140 ways to write them with only 23 letters … And rumours have it that to be considered fluent in French you are supposed to know 500 different grammar rules. No worries, I am French, I studied Literature in High-school and I may know 50 of them…

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The importance of learning Spanish

In the world, there are currently almost 500 million people who speak Spanish with their mother tongue and many others who are learning it or who speak it with a second language. Here are some reasons why you should learn Spanish:

  1. Spanish is the language in which more than 20 countries in the world communicate. And is that in addition to Spain, which is the country where the language was born, is spoken in all the countries of Central and South America, except Brazil.

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Why German is an important language to learn

Have you ever considered studying the German language? Here are some reasons why studying German is a good idea!

1- German and English have many things in common.

The West-Germanic language is the mother language of many modern and widely spoken languages, such as English and Dutch. If you are a native English speaker, German will be easy to learn as both languages have a lot of vocabulary in common. Some examples are ‘Good morning’ and ‘Guten Morgen’, ‘football’ and ‘Fussball’ or ‘book’ and ‘Buch’. 

If your native language does not have West-Germanic roots, do not worry! There are more reasons why German is one of the most important languages to study.

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7 Spanish Foods You Must Try

You are invited to a well-served Spanish table with us, take a sit, ¡por favor! We should warn you now because these delicious Spanish foods will make your stomach growling.

Spanish cuisine continues to be popular worldwide. Although, the ‘Spanish cuisine’ does not actually exist; each Spanish region has developed its own dishes and unique products. Spanish food culture is different from English food culture. Spanish people eat main courses twice a day and their breakfasts usually contain fruit, sweet food, and black coffee. However, the food culture differs per region.

The Spanish traditional dishes are described as appetising and simple to prepare. Many tourists visit Spain, not just to experience the culture and enjoy its beautiful landscapes, but also to taste some traditional Spanish dishes.

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Best Holiday Destinations in Turkey

The point where the East meets the West, the richness of culture, history with a landscape that encompassing beaches and soaring mountains, Turkey has a role as a gateway between Europe and Asia for thousands of years.

Thanks to its great climate, Turkey has been a popular holiday destination during summer. Whether you are looking for a crowded holiday or a peaceful one; to decide where to go in Turkey will not be easy!
(ps: I suppose, I don’t need to mention how you fill your tummy during your visit with delicious Turkish foods.)

Let’s have a look at treasures to help you to draw your vacation route.
 

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An increasing desire for British to buy property in Spain

Property Guides have recently conducted research around the increasing desire for Brits to buy property in sunny Spain.

The company surveyed 2,800 participants to find out why Spain is such a desirable destination and if the latest UK issues (such as Brexit and Covid-19) have affected their reasons for buying property abroad.

The survey revealed:

  • 60% of participants want to buy a property in Spain by the end of next summer
  • When asked what represents their dream life in Spain, 73% of people said they want a healthier lifestyle, 64% want a happy retirement and 49% want a new adventure.
  • 61% of participants said they desire a detached villa and would be willing to spend over £125,000.
  • While 61% of respondents claimed to know they can keep their EU rights to residence and healthcare if buying a property in Spain before the end of the Brexit transition period, 66% are not concerned about Brexit when considering buying a property in Spain.
  • More than 90% already have the savings or assets they need.

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How to extend your visa if you are a student and cannot leave the UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted almost everyone’s daily life to an unprecedented degree. All the countries are taking precautions day by day more for all circumstances. Today, we will inform you about a situation in which is students who are unable to leave the UK before their visa expiry date.

On 24th March, The UK Ministry of Interior has announced visa extensions and other arrangements for students affected by travel restrictions.

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7 reasons to Travel

Travelling will show you how small the world is, it will also help you grow your inner world. Because every person you meet, every city you see will come with you when you leave. When you go back home, you will realize that you put more things in your bag when you remember those moments again. When you realize that there are so many different cultures and thoughts in the world, you will realize how wrong it is to adhere to your own culture and mindset.

It is the best decision you can make that is going beyond your own walls and traveling around the world. So why is traveling important? How can traveling the world, studying abroad, meeting different cultures help us in life? Let me explain.

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Does the UK say goodbye to the Erasmus+ programme after Brexit?

The House of Commons ratified the agreement regulating the conditions for the country’s departure from the European Union (EU) (Brexit).

The proposal will be enacted after Queen 2 Elizabeth’s approval, and Britain will leave the EU on January 31, which he joined in 1973.

According to the agreement reached, Britain will pay the EU approximately 30 billion Sterlin, guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, and a customs point will be created in the Irish Sea.

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Different habits in France

 

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Toasting makes many non-French people sweat cold. It must be said that the rules are many, and sometimes difficult to understand. You don’t drink until you have a toast (this particular point causes British rage – WHAT? Wait until everyone has a drink before attacking their pint?), you have to look at the person with whom you are drinking in the eyes (otherwise, you know the curse!), don’t cross paths, and of course, drink with everyone present. So, 20 minutes after you start drinking, you can finally drink, yay!

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