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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: Say 'what is your name' and 'my name is' in French

Meeting new people can be hard for some people, especially if they're using a different language, like French. This video will teach you how to say "what is your name" and "my name is" in French. To ask someone their name, a stranger or someone older than you, ask, "Comment vous appelez-vous?". When asking someone your own age, it's "Comment tu t'appelles?" To answer, say "Je m'appelle" + Your Name. Example: "Je m'appelle David."

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: Say 'hello' in French ('bojour' or 'salut')

One of the most basic things you should know in French is a nice greeting. Saying "hello" to someone in French is easy, and is comprised of either "bonjour" or "salut". To say "hello" or "hi" to a friend who is either your age or younger, you say, "salut". To ask "how are you" to someone older than you, you say "bonjour, allez-vous bien" or "bonjour, comment allez-vous?" To a friend, you ask, "Salut, Ca va bin?"

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: Write and say "I love you" in Mandarin Chinese

In this video, we learn how to write and say "I love you" in Mandarin Chinese. Start out by saying "wuh" then "I" and then, "knee". Say each of the different parts individually at first. Then, say all of them together in one entire word. From here, you will have said "I love you" in Chinese! To write this, follow the writing that is on the screen and learn how to write out the different symbols that are included in this language. Once you understand this, you can start to learn more basic con...

How To: Use the words where, here, there, come and go in Hindi

In this video, we learn how to use Hindi words for: Where, here, there, come and go. As you learn how to say these different words, you will need to look at a visual key so you can see how they are written in Hindu. You will also need to listen to how the words are said, because there is a very different dialect with speaking Hindi than there is when speaking English. These mean the same things as they do in English, and can be used in the same sentences as well. Once you get the hang of lear...

How To: Say "I don't understand" in perfect French

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French words for "I don't understand": "Je ne comprends pas." 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: Use the Japanese slang "kakkoii" or "cool"

In this tutorial, we learn Japanese slang "kakkoii" or "cool". The word we will learn is "kakkoii" which describes something that is cool, looks awesome, or sounds cool. So, if you wanted to describe a band that sounds cool or say someone is cool, you would use this word. There is a small "su" in the word that you will need to learn how to pronounce when you are saying it. "Mabui" is a word that you would to describe for a girl that is really hot with a nice body and face. For the ladies, if ...

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 "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: 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: Make a toast in French ("à votre santé")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French words for "to your health": "à votre santé." 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: Ask how much something costs in Italian by saying "Quanto viene?"

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the Italian words for "how much does it cost?" 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.

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