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5 Ways to Express your Love in Spanish

Reading Time: < 1 minute With Valentine’s Day around the corner, express your affection to your loved one in one of the most romantic languages in the world – español! Here are 5 fun ways to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s 😉 1. Te quiero: From the verb “querer” (to want), this phrase literally translates to “I want you” but contextually also means “I …

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5 ways to express your love in Arabic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Valentine’s Day is almost here! Show your love to that special someone in your life with one of these Arabic love expressions. From our قلب ❤️  (heart) to yours: 1. Ahebbak/Ahebbik “أحبك”: This is the most common and widely recognized way to say “I love you” in Arabic. 2. ‘Ala raasii “على راسي”: What better way to tell …

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10 untranslatable love expressions from 6 languages

Reading Time: 2 minutes Love is a universal language but some days you need a little extra to express your affection to your loved one. With Valentine’s just around the corner, here are our top 10 love expressions in 6 languages! 1. Arabic: “دمه خفيف” (damu-hu khafeef) Literally “his blood is light”, is a way of saying that you …

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10 ways to go beyond a simple “thank you” in different languages

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2020 has been a testing year for us all, to say the least. As a way of expressing our gratitude to all our language learners, language instructors, translators, interpreters, volunteers & team members throughout, here are 10 ways of saying thank you — in Arabic, French, Persian and Spanish!  1.Tislam/Tislami (تسلم / تسلمي) Coming from …

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The Human Rights Advocates teaching you languages :)!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, December 10th, marks Human Rights Day – the day the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948…and a day to celebrate in all languages! Did you know..? Many of our Conversation Partners (CPs) are human rights advocates, themselves! Mahmoud: Women’s Rights in the Middle East “This year during COVID times I started an Instagram account supporting women …

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5 Ways to say “thank you” in French

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are 5 ways to give thanks in the beautiful language of French! If you’re just tuning in, check out our previous posts on Arabic and Spanish ways of expressing thanks! 😉 1. Merci (mekh*-see) “Merci” is most commonly used to say “thank you” in French. The response you’ll hear? “De rien”, which literally translates to “from nothing”, meaning “you’re …

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10 Fun Facts about Cinnamon

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s more to cinnamon than being the perfect holiday spice. Once a prized gift for monarchs and reportedly worth 15x more in value than silver, here are some fun facts proving cinnamon’s history is as rich as its flavor! 1. Cinnamon’s broad range of uses made it invaluable in Ancient Egypt: preserving meat through the …

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5 ways to express “thank you” in Spanish

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Bienvenido/a”! Our blog post last week highlighted 5 ways to say “thank you” in Arabic. This time: It’s all about español! 1. Gracias (grah-see-ahs) The most common way to say “thank you” in Spanish can be used anywhere and anytime: from receiving your “café con leche” at the cafe or thanking someone for holding the door …

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