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How To: Ask how much something costs in perfect French

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask the price of something in French: "C'est combien?" 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 "nice to meet you" in French ("enchanté")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French word for "pleased to meet you": "enchanté" or, for women, "enchantée." 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 '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 "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 "good morning" and other words at breakfast in Mandarin Chinese

Starting the day off right is very important, no matter what country you're in. So, learning the local words for "good morning" and such will help the rest of the day flow. If you're in China (or visiting soon), this video will help you learn to say "good morning" in Mandarin Chinese, along with other words at a hotel breakfast buffet setting. You'll also learn the words you'll need to order the breakfast dishes of your choice, including bacon and eggs, naturally!

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: 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 I love you in French

In this how to video, you will learn how to say "I Love You" in French. French is known as the language love, so it is very appropriate to learn how to say this properly. First, remember that "I Love You" is written as "Je t'aime" in French. Practice saying the pronunciation until you can easily say it. To answer "I love you too," note that it is written as "Mio aussi." Keep on saying this words until you learn the correct pronunciation. Once you can say both of these consistently and with th...

How To: Make the AH sound in American English

The ah sound. The jaw drops more on this sound than it does on any other vowel sound. Ah, ah. And as you can see, the tongue is laying there on the bottom of the mouth. Ah. So, the jaw drops here, make the sound, ah: pretty basic, simple, and straightforward. Ah. Sample words: father, collar, calm. Sample sentence: The party at the bar was a mob scene.

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: 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 ...

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