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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: Sing the Hebrew "Aleph-Bet" with "Twinkle Little Star"

One of the best ways to learn the Hebrew alphabet is to use the alphabet song. But this twist on the song incorporates "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in order to better remember the alphabet. "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is the song that most English speakers learn their alphabet to, so why wouldn't it work with the Hebrew "Aleph-Bet"? The Aleph Bet has 22 letters which are all consonants. Get more details here. There are actually three videos here, the first is slow. The second if medium s...

How To: Use essential airport and flight words in Mandarin Chinese when traveling

If you're in China, then getting back home might seem like an impossible task, simply because you don't know the local language. Well, this video will help you learn some very essential words in Mandarin Chinese useful for air travel. Learn the essential words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese for meeting someone at the airport. You'll learn how to ask whether a flight is late, or where your bags are. You'll even learn how to ask one of the most essential questions - where are the toilets?!

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: 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: 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: Say "thank you" & "you're welcome" in Vietnamese

In this video, we learn how to say "thank you" & "you're welcome" in Vietnamese. To say "thank you" you will say "C‡m _n". To say "thank you very much" you will say "C‡m _n R_t Nhi_u". To say "you're welcome" you will say "Kh™ng C— Chi". To say "no problem" you would say "Kh™ng Sao". Remember these phrases when you are in different scenarios, whether you're in the grocery store or you're in the street. Listen to the speaker in the video to better understand how each of the words are spoken an...

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 "drink" in Polish

This video will teach you basic and useful words in Polish. The video sets out the word used for 'drink' in the Polish language. The word in Polish is 'napoj'. To learn the word listen to it and repeat it a number of times. This will help you to memorize it. Spell it out as na-poj. Visit the website to learn more Polish words.

How To: Say numbers 11 to 99 in Vietnamese

In this language video tutorial you will learn how to say numbers 11 to 99 in Vietnamese. For the numbers from 11 to 19, you simply add the number to the word for 10, that is, Muoi. For example, 14 will be Muoi Bon (Bon = 4) and 18 will be Muoi Tam (Tam = 8). For multiples of 10, simply add Muoi after the number. For example, 20 will be Hai Muoi (Hai = 2), 30 will be Ba Muoi (Ba =3), 40 is Bon Muoi and so on. For all other numbers, simply add the number after the multiple of 10. For example, ...

How To: Say "thank you" in French ("merci")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say the French word for "thank you": "merci." 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 basic ordering phrases in Polish: "Menu" & "tea"

In this video, we learn how to say basic ordering phrases in Polish: "Menu" & "tea". When watching the video, you need to make sure you practice saying out the words after you hear them spoken. The words will appear on the screen as they are being said out loud. After you hear the word, practice saying it and break it down into different parts if you don't understand it at first. With this video, you will learn how to say a bunch of different things to order things while in a coffee or tea sh...

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