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How To: Speak with a Scottish accent

In this ten...yes ten...part tutorial, you'll be finding out how to speak in a Scottish accent. This comes perfect for whenever you meet any Scottish people like Sean Connery or Gerard Butler. This is solely for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken very seriously. This guy is a real Scottsman so he is not some actor.

How To: Say "you're welcome" in Arabic

Basic courtesy is important no matter where you go, so if you are off to an Arabic speaking country, this lesson is essential. A little Arabic can go a long way. The second episode in the Survival Phrases series will teach you how to say and understand "You're Welcome" in Arabic. Follow along with the language lessons in these videos and you'll be speaking Arabic in no time.

How To: Use "It's + adjective + infinitive" in English

In this video, we learn how to use "It's + adjective + infinitive" in English. To form these sentences, you will use the pattern that is stated above. This is very common in the English language, and you can put whatever you want into the sentence as the infinitive. You can change this from "it's hard to do" to It's not hard to do" to "it's easy to do". You can also make something negative, by giving it the prefix "im", which would change "possible" to "impossible". You can also ad in "un" to...

How To: Use "live" as a verb & adjective in English

Paul, an English teacher, gives a lesson on the difference between the word "live" as a verb and as an adjective. To make to "v" sound when saying the word, the lower lip has to touch the teeth. "Live" as verb is an action, so you say "I live in Minneapolis". The singular form is "live," and the plural form is "lives". Live" as an adjective is a describing word, so you say "Live TV is fun". "Live"" as an adjective describes the subject of a sentence. "Live" as an adjective can mean something ...

How To: Say words & phrases relating to dating in Polish

In this tutorial, we learn how to say words and phrases related to dating in Polish. "Czy umowisz sie ze mna" means "would you like to go out with me". So, if you want to ask someone out on a date, that is how you would do it! "Czy chcesz pojechac do kina" means "would you like to go to the movies". To say, "I like you very much", you will say "bardzo cie lubie". To tell a woman that she is beautiful, you would say "jestes piekna". Finally, to ask someone if you can kiss them, say "czy moge c...

How To: Transfer a call in Telephone English

Check out this instructional language video to learn how to transfer an English business call. "Telephone Talk" is a series of four short videos that deal with common English telephone situations at Fujikin. This is the first video in the series, and will show you how to transfer a call from an English speaker to someone in your office.

How To: Say restaurant related words & phrases in Polish

Follow this video which will teach you some words in the Polish language very easily. This video will guide you through the words and phrases in Polish you will likely use when you visit a restaurant. To say the phrase "in the restaurant" in Polish you have to say "W restauracji". To ask for the menu when you are at the restaurant you have to say "Czy mozna prosic karte?". When the waiter asks you what he will bring you to eat or drink he would say "Slucham, co dla Panstwa?" in Polish. An exa...

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: Count from 1 to 10 in Vietnamese

In this tutorial we learn how to say number 1 to 10 in Vietnamese. When you learn how to say this, make sure you have the accent down right or understand how to read the language. M™t = One, Hai = Two, Ba = Three, Bon = Four, Nam = Five, Sau = Six, Bay = Seven, Tam = Eight, Chin = Nine, and Muoi = Ten. Listen to the video so you can hear how to properly say each of the words. These are pretty simple and basic, so you shouldn't have any problem saying them at all. Enjoy learning this beautiful...

How To: Say hello, please & thank you in German

This video teaches viewers how to say common phrases in German such as Hello, Please and Thank you! To say Hello, good day in German you would say 'Hallo, guten tag'! The portion of the phrase 'hallo' means Hello in German. Hello, Good morning in German is 'Hallo, guten morgen'. Hello, good evening means 'Hallo, guten abend' in German. 'Gute Nacht' means good night in German. If you would like to say Goodbye or See you again in some time, you would say 'Auf Wiedersehen' in German. If you know...

How To: Say "hello" in Polish

Learn how to say and spell out "hello" in Polish. This is a quick twelve minute video which shows the spelling and says the pronunciation of the word "hello" in the Polish language. This steps and/ or guidelines would show the easiest way to pronounce the word hello in the Polish language. The English word hello is translated as "Czesc‡" in the Polish language. The spelling may look like an easy word to pronounce but in reality, the pronunciation is different from the spelling of this word. T...

How To: Speak with a Liverpudlian 'scouse' accent

Can you speak like the Beatles? Not bloody likely! Well, you CAN learn to speak with a Liverpudlian accent IF you check out this video and wrap your head and tongue around the words. This accent is a wonderful one and recognized around the world as the dialect spoken by the Fab 4. It almost sounds Scottish, but it's 100% working class England. John Lennon had the best example out of the Beatles of this accent, with George Harrison coming second. Paul and Ringo did not have particularly good L...

How To: Count & say the numbers in Hungarian

Check out this instructional language video to learn to speak Hungarian! In this video lesson, learn how to count and say the numbers (számok) one through ten in Hungarian: egy, ketto, harom, negy, ot, hat, het, nyolc, kilenc, tiz. This video is great for beginners who need to build their vocabulary. Improve your Hungarian by learning how to count and say the numbers in Hungarian!

How To: Say "I just ate" in Tagalog

In this video, linguist Bud Brown provides a short lesson on speaking Tagalog. He teaches his viewers how to say that they have just something, such as saying that they have just eaten. There is a conjugation that should be remembered when you want to make a sentence of this form. You have to take the root of the word and double the first syllable of the verb. You then have to add the article "ka" before this verb. For instance, for the Tagalog verb "sabi" which means "to say", you would say ...

How To: Understand English phrasal verbs & compound words

The presenter, Ms. Jennifer explains how compound words are formed from phrasal verbs. With examples she explains how the meaning and pronunciation differs when compound words are formed from phrasal verbs. She explains the difference between 'show' and 'show off' by showing her collection of fans, and showing off with one of her beautiful fan from Japan. Then she explains the difference between 'show off' and 'show-off', giving examples and makes the listeners clear about compound nouns also...

How To: Say basic greetings & phrases in Polish

Learn how to say common greetings & phrases in Polish. In this video, learn how to say "good morning" or "good afternoon", "hi", "goodbye", "bye", "bye bye", "goodnight", "same to you", "how are you?", "fine, thank you", "not too good", "so-so", "and you?" and how to ask "what's your name?" "where are you from?" and more.

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