english: eight -> night
german: acht -> nacht
french: huit -> nuit
italian: otto -> notte
spanish: ocho -> noche
Linguistic science side of tumblr please explain this n+8≈sleepy time equation
wcitalianonline:

Interested in learning Italian, but don’t have the money to pay for classes? Look no farther! Here you’ll find tons of online resources that’ll have you parlate italiano in no time!
ITALIAN BASICS:
Italian Alphabet Video #1 - This video is meant for adults and therefore, a little dry.
Italian Alphabet Video #2 - This video is meant for children and is a song. If you’re an auditory learner, try this out!
Numbers in Italian
Shopping in Italian
Eating Out in Italian
Italian for Travelers - Very basic Italian that’ll just help you get by.
ENGLISH-ITALIAN DICTIONARIES:
Word Reference
Dictionary.reverso.net
ONLINE ITALIAN WEBSITES:
Italian Language Guide
Italian on About.com
Online Italian Club
ITALIAN GRAMMAR:
Italian Pronouns
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Gender and Number of Italian Nouns
Italian Nouns with Irregular Gender
1001 Italian Verbs
The 3 Tenses You Need to Speak and Understand Italian
MISC. TIPS AND TRICKS:
How to Speak Italian and Not Sound Like A Tourist In Italy
How to Roll Your R’s
Stop Saying It Wrong: Italian Food Words
22 Tips For Learning a Foreign Language
COURSES:
Italian for Beginners
Duolingo
BBC Languages Italian
ONLINE TEXTBOOKS:
APPS:
Learn Italian by Mindsnacks - This is a limited app. To access all features, you’ll have to eventually pay.
Learn Italian - Phrasebook for Travel in Italy
Italian FREE 24/7 Language Learning
Italian English Dictionary + Freemium
TEXTBOOKS:
Learn Italian - Word Power 101

wcitalianonline:

Interested in learning Italian, but don’t have the money to pay for classes? Look no farther! Here you’ll find tons of online resources that’ll have you parlate italiano in no time!

ITALIAN BASICS:

ENGLISH-ITALIAN DICTIONARIES:

ONLINE ITALIAN WEBSITES:

ITALIAN GRAMMAR:

MISC. TIPS AND TRICKS:

COURSES:

ONLINE TEXTBOOKS:

APPS:

TEXTBOOKS:

languageblogthing:

lingdom:

Here’s a list of fun (and entertaining!) cartoons, videos, and films you can watch in your target language! 
Korean 
로보카폴리 (a fun animated series with talking cars)
내친구호비 (My Friend Hebi)
Cute penguin cartoon
Cute series with cartoon animals
Illustrated animal cartoon
..Another similar series
Tobot (또봇) short minute-long clips
Tobot (또봇) full 1 hour episodes
Hello Kitty in Korean
Mr Men & Little Miss
Channel with many different playlists for complete series
Another channel full of videos
Cute Penguin Animated Series
Korean short story/song videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAeyBAvUCZM (Umbrella)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufroE1yd0EM (Little Red Riding Hood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVETxzZOzuo (Hansel & Gretel)
Dutch 
Nijntje en Vriendjes
Japanese
Mr. Men Little Miss(Short 3 minute long videos)
Japanese short stories for children
Nihongo Dekimasu (Complete series for learning Japanese)
Hebi Japanese
More Hebi
More Cartoons
Japanese Versions of English Songs!                
http://www.youtube.com/user/CREAMVISIONJP/search?query=japanese 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJHxY6_mNfjl_RxrGbUpCjO0sht-8gFj
Disney Songs in Japanese  
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL82915732068A4BFB
German
Fireman Sam (Feuerwehrmann Sam)
Plötzlich Meerjungfrau (H2O Just Add Water)
Peppa Wutz (Peppa Pig)
Mandarin Chinese
Growing up with Chinese (Complete series for learning Chinese)
Sesame Street - Fun Fun Elmo Series
PEPPA PIG IN CHINESE
Hello Kitty 1 Hello Kitty 2 Hello Kitty 3
Hongen Education - Fun Chinese for Kids
Miss Panda’s Reading Plaground (children’s books read aloud)
Youtube channel full of Chinese children’s stories
This channel also has some videos…
And another
More videos
Mandarin Chinese short story/song videos
Cute animal songs
French
Oui Oui (Noddy)
LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN (Tintin cartoon - complete series)
Sam le Pompier (Fireman Sam)
Petit Ours Brun
Peppa Couchon (Peppa Pig - full episodes)
A channel with a few videos to explore
Spanish
Peppa Pig in Spanish
Spanish Versions of English Songs
Kevin Karla & la Banda
Russian
GetMovies - A whole Youtube channel full of great quality animated films in Russian
Peppa Pig in Russian
Masha and Medved
 
P.S. I’ll be adding more links! If you know of any other foreign language children’s films / cartoons, please let me know!

German:
Jonalu
Lauras Stern
Die Schlümpfe
French:
Pocoyo
Trotro
Spanish:
Pocoyo

languageblogthing:

lingdom:

Here’s a list of fun (and entertaining!) cartoons, videos, and films you can watch in your target language! 

Korean 

Korean short story/song videos

Dutch 

Japanese

Japanese Versions of English Songs!                

Disney Songs in Japanese  

German

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese short story/song videos

French

Spanish

Spanish Versions of English Songs

Russian

 

P.S. I’ll be adding more links! If you know of any other foreign language children’s films / cartoons, please let me know!

German:

French:

Spanish:

animekanyewest:

german emotions

Me: languages are so awesome I just want to bathe in complex sentence structure oh man this word derives from Latin that's so cool
Me: wtf is this shit it has how many past tenses I can't do this help me wordreference

whosaprettypolyglot:

In French, the expression les Anglais sont arrivés (‘the English have arrived’) is a metaphor used to describe a woman being on her period, in reference to the old Redcoats of the English/British army.

Language is beautiful.

Polish Learning Resources
FR- FALSE FRIEND of the day

jaimetalangue:

FR

  • ennuyer, v.tr. : to bore
  • s’ennuyer, v.pr. intr. : to be bored
  • - s’ennuyer de qqch/qqn = to miss sth/s.o.
  • ennui, n.m. : boredom
  • ennuyeux(-se), adj. : boring

EN

  • to annoy, v.tr.: déranger, gêner - agacer - chagriner, contrarier
  • annoyance, n.: embêtement, agacement
  • annoying, adj.: embêtant, gênant, agaçant
nadinenihongo:

You want to read the news in Japanese, but you’re waiting ‘til you can read 1500 Kanji/15000 words/whatever else is the mythical level you need to be at…Wait no more! NHK Easy News has current news written daily for lower intermediate levels of Japanese learners. Here’s how I use the daily articles to study. [Translations aren’t necessarily accurate!]ARTICLE:スマートフォンを使いすぎると成績が悪くなりやすい[Link]STEP 1:一回 (聞いて翻訳する)[For the first time, listen and translate in your head.]- Rate yourself on the difficulty of this.STEP 2:二回 (聞いている間に、読む。それから、翻訳する):[For the second time, while listening, read the script. Then, translate.宮城県仙台市の教育委員会と東北大学の川島隆太教授の研究グループは、ことし4月に仙台市の中学校に通う約2万4000人にアンケートを行いました。
In April of this year, the Board of Education of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, and the research group of Professor Ryuta Kawashima of Tokyo University, conducted a survey of 24000 people who commute to middle schools in Sendai.
アンケートでは、スマートフォン(=パソコンの機能が入った携帯電話)やパソコンを使う時間、勉強する時間などについて質問しました。
In the survey, questions were asked concerning Smart phones (mobiles with PC functions), PC usage time, and study time, etc.そして、このアンケートの答えと教科のテストの成績を比べました。
Then, the survey answers and subject test grades were compared.その結果、1日に2時間以上勉強すると答えた生徒の中で、スマートフォンを使う時間が1時間より少ないと答えた生徒の数学の平均点は75点でした。
The results were that among pupils who answered that they study 2 hours or more per day, pupils who answered that the time spent using their smart phone for less than an hour had an average score of 75.しかし、3時間以上使うと答えた生徒の平均点は61.2点で、10点以上低くなりました。
However, as for those who answered that they use them for 3 hours or more, the average was 61.2, a decrease of more than 10 points.研究グループは、1日に勉強する時間が同じでも、スマートフォンを使う時間が長くなると、テストの点が低くなりやすいことが分かったと言っています。
It is said that we can understand from the research group that even if their study time was the same, when the time spent using smart phones was longer, the test grades became easily lowered.
川島教授は「スマートフォンなどを長い時間使うと、脳や心がいろいろなことを考えるため、勉強したことを忘れやすくなる可能性があります。
Kawashima Ryota said, “Whenever smart phones, etc. are used for a long time, our hearts and minds consider various things, so there is a potential for studying to become easily forgotten.”使う時間を1日1時間以下にするなど、スマートフォンは上手に使ってほしいです」と話しています。
"I want people to use smart phones well, through ways such as making an effort to use them for 1 hour a day or less."STEP 3:新しい単語[Write a list of the new vocabulary you have learnt, and add them to Anki/your notes.]
機能 きのう function, facility, feature
教科 きょうか subject, curriculum

nadinenihongo:

You want to read the news in Japanese, but you’re waiting ‘til you can read 1500 Kanji/15000 words/whatever else is the mythical level you need to be at…
Wait no more! NHK Easy News has current news written daily for lower intermediate levels of Japanese learners. Here’s how I use the daily articles to study. [Translations aren’t necessarily accurate!]

ARTICLE:
スマートフォンを使いすぎると成績が悪くなりやすい[Link]

STEP 1:
一回 (聞いて翻訳する)
[For the first time, listen and translate in your head.]
- Rate yourself on the difficulty of this.

STEP 2:
二回 (聞いている間に、読む。それから、翻訳する):
[For the second time, while listening, read the script. Then, translate.

宮城県仙台市の教育委員会と東北大学の川島隆太教授の研究グループは、ことし4月に仙台市の中学校に通う約2万4000人にアンケートを行いました。

In April of this year, the Board of Education of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, and the research group of Professor Ryuta Kawashima of Tokyo University, conducted a survey of 24000 people who commute to middle schools in Sendai.

アンケートでは、スマートフォン(=パソコンの機能が入った携帯電話)やパソコンを使う時間、勉強する時間などについて質問しました。

In the survey, questions were asked concerning Smart phones (mobiles with PC functions), PC usage time, and study time, etc.

そして、このアンケートの答えと教科のテストの成績を比べました。

Then, the survey answers and subject test grades were compared.

その結果、1日に2時間以上勉強すると答えた生徒の中で、スマートフォンを使う時間が1時間より少ないと答えた生徒の数学の平均点は75点でした。

The results were that among pupils who answered that they study 2 hours or more per day, pupils who answered that the time spent using their smart phone for less than an hour had an average score of 75.

しかし、3時間以上使うと答えた生徒の平均点は61.2点で、10点以上低くなりました。

However, as for those who answered that they use them for 3 hours or more, the average was 61.2, a decrease of more than 10 points.

研究グループは、1日に勉強する時間が同じでも、スマートフォンを使う時間が長くなると、テストの点が低くなりやすいことが分かったと言っています。

It is said that we can understand from the research group that even if their study time was the same, when the time spent using smart phones was longer, the test grades became easily lowered.

川島教授は「スマートフォンなどを長い時間使うと、脳や心がいろいろなことを考えるため、勉強したことを忘れやすくなる可能性があります。

Kawashima Ryota said, “Whenever smart phones, etc. are used for a long time, our hearts and minds consider various things, so there is a potential for studying to become easily forgotten.”

使う時間を1日1時間以下にするなど、スマートフォンは上手に使ってほしいです」と話しています。

"I want people to use smart phones well, through ways such as making an effort to use them for 1 hour a day or less."


STEP 3:
新しい単語
[Write a list of the new vocabulary you have learnt, and add them to Anki/your notes.]

機能 きのう function, facility, feature

教科 きょうか subject, curriculum