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How to Speak English: Reported speech with conditionals

In this tutorial, we learn how to speak English with conditionals. Conditional statements need special attention and usually start with the word "if". An example of a conditional statement is "if you want, we'll go out to dinner". This has two parts, a condition, and a result. The condition is expressed by "if". To report them, don't change the verbs unless you're dealing with a real condition. Look and see if verb tenses can change depending on how the sentence is structured. Try to remember...

How To: Describe situations that didn't happen in the past

This video shows us how to describe the situations that are opposite of the future perfect tense. Here it is shown how to describe the situations that did or did not happen in the past using would, have and past participle. He gives us 3 very good examples that are describing such situations. In these examples he describes a situation which happened in the past which is actually a negative and uses a fact that is described in the present tense to give the reason why that situation ended in a ...

How To: Say excuse me in French ("excusez-moi")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French words for "excuse me": "excusez-moi." While French isn't necessarily a very difficult language for an English-speaker to learn, many stumble when it comes to pronunciation. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in clips like this one, which make learning both vocabulary and proper pronunciation a very easy task.

How To: Say "I love you" in Polish

Learn to say three romantic phrases in Polish, such as "I love you", "You love me", and "We love each other". When it comes to learning key phrases in different languages, nothing beats good old fashioned repetition. Speak the phrases one at a time, one after the other. Then repeat, as often as necessary, until you get them correct. Don't worry if you mess up, keep going! It can take some time to get it right.

How To: Say "I like you" & "I love you" in Vietnamese

Do you want to spice up your relationship and say something romantic on valentine's day? How about saying "I love you" or "I like you" in Vietnamese? This will sound different depending on if a guy or a girl is saying to one another. For a girl to say "I like you" to a guy, she would say "Em th’ch anh" and for a guy to say it to a girl, they would say "Anh th’ch em". For a girl to say "I love you" to a guy, she would say "Em yu anh". For a guy to say it to a girl, he would say "Anh yu em".

How To: Use the subjunctive with verbs of volition in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: Subjunctive with verbs of volition. Volition is requests when someone asks, needs, or wants something. To form these, you must first take the "yo" form and remove the final "o". Then, you will add in the opposite vowel endings. For example, with "yo hablo" you would say, "yo hable" or "hables". This will change if you are talking about a group of people, one person, or a formal group of people. A verb with the "er" ending will change to "a" or "es...

How To: Ask someone for his or her name in Italian

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask someone what their name is in Italian. While Italian isn't necessarily a very difficult language for an English-speaker to learn, many stumble when it comes to pronunciation. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in clips like this one, which make learning both vocabulary and proper pronunciation a very easy task. For more information, and to get started using this useful Italian phrase yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Diagram gerunds & gerund phases

For those who don't know, a gerund is a noun whose root word is formed from a verb. Anyone interested in brushing up on their grammar skills should view this video by Yossarian on how to diagram gerunds and gerund phrases. Yossarian uses various sentence examples to break down the subjects and verbs to find gerunds and gerund phrases. Learn how to break down the components of any sentence to find the gerund and gerund phrases by following this video tutorial.

How To: Say "Stop" "Wait" & "Go" in Cherokee

Check out this instructional language video to learn how to speak Cherokee! In this lesson, learn how to say the words "stop," "wait," and "go" in Cherokee. This is presented in the Eastern (Giduwa) dialect. This video is great for beginners who want to improve their Cherokee language skills. Practice your Cherokee by learning how to say Stop, Wait, and Go!

How To: Say "yes, no, maybe, & no, thank you" in Vietnamese

In this tutorial, we learn how to say "yes, no, maybe, & no, thank you" in Vietnamese. To say "yes", you will say "D_" in Vietnamese, this sounds like "yah". To say "no", you will say "Kh™ng". To say "maybe" you will say "C— Th_", which sounds like "caw tay". Last, to say "no thank you", you will say "D_ Kh™ng, C‡m _n". It's important that you listen to the audio in the video so you can get a good idea of exactly how to say each of the words. Break it down and practice a lot to be able to say...

How To: Say "I love you" in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese

In this video we learn how to say "I love you" in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. To say "I love you" in Mandarin, you would say "Wo ai ni". To say this in Cantonese, you would say "ngo ngoi ney". Say each part of these words slowly and practice them to make them sound perfect. There are different dialects you need for each of the types of Chinese, so take your time when researching and practicing. Once you get these down, you will be able to learn more basic phrases and be on the way to lear...

How To: Use the 'stop' verb in the English language

The verb "stop" in the English language can be used with a gerund and an infinitive. The word "stop" has different meanings depending on how it's used. Look at the sentence, "I stopped eating fast food." Stopped is used in the past tense and eating is a gerund, or a word that describes an activity and functions as a noun. Look at the sentence, "I stopped to eat some fast food." In that sentence, there is an infinitive. The first sentence means I no longer eat fast food. The second sentence me...

How To: Count & say the numbers in Cherokee

Check out this instructional language video to learn how to speak Cherokee! In this lesson, learn how to count the numbers one through twenty. This tutorial is great for beginners who want to improve their Cherokee language skills. Practice your Cherokee by learning the numbers and how to count!

How To: Say the months of the year in Polish

In this video, we learn how to say the months of the year in Polish. To say January, you will say "Styczen in Polish. February is "luty", March is "marzec", April is "kwiecien", May is "maj", June is "czerwiec", July is "lipiec", August is "sierpien", September is "wrzesien", October is "pazdziernik", November is "listopad", and December is "Grudzien". Practice saying these out loud while you are watching the video so you get a good idea for how the words are supposed to sound when they are s...

How To: Use the verb "be" in different tenses in English

In this video, we learn how to use the verb "be" in different tenses. This verb changes depending on the verb tense and subject in which it's used. In the present tense, "I am", "we are", "you are", etc can be used. In the past tense "I was", "you were", "he was", "we were", etc can be used. For future tense "I will be", "you will be", "he will be", "she will be", etc can be used. Depending on the tense you have, the verb "be" will change in all the sentences. Make sure to go over these and l...

How To: Properly use "how much" & "how many" in Tagalog

As the Philippines is becoming more and more well known, so is the main dialect of this beautiful island country: Tagalog! Bud Brown, also known as MagicMaximo, takes you through the nuances of this not (yet) well-known language. In this video Bud explains the difference between "Magkano" (how much) and "Ilan" (how many), breaking down not only the Tagalog words themselves, but their English counterparts, what they mean, how they can be used in a sentence effectively, and in what instances it...

How To: Understand imperfect combined with conditional tense

Learning French on the web is brought to life by walking the streets of France though a YouTube video. Here a French man brings you to a large advertising poster on a Paris Street to show the use of verbs. While the content of the billboard/poster itself grabs your attention, the on the street instructor provides vital information so that you will better understand the imperfect combined with conditional tense. This novel approach of learning French grammar though the use of real life example...

How To: Say "Who are you" & other phrases in Cherokee

Check out this instructional language video to learn to speak Cherokee! In this lesson, learn how to say the phrase "Who are you," "What is your name?" and "Good to meet you" in Cherokee. This Cherokee language lesson is in the Eastern or Giduwa dialect as spoken by elders on the Qualla. This video is great for beginners who want to improve their Cherokee language skills. Practice your Cherokee by learning how to say "Who are you" and other phrases in Cherokee!