The 10 Most Difficult Languages to Learn

Especially on this blog, we like to talk about the easiest languages to learn. Like Spanish, for example. The fact that it has some common roots with English, relatively simple syntax and grammar, and straightforward pronunciation rules makes it attractive for Anglophones. But we also know that … [Read more...]

Easier Said in English than Done… Is the Hardest Language to Learn Worth Learning?

So you're ready to take on the challenge of learning a new language. Congratulations! It's going to be a wonderful journey. Maybe you have to choose between Spanish and French for school. Maybe your boss needs you to brush up on your Russian for an upcoming business trip. But let's say that you … [Read more...]

The Japanese Alphabet and Characters: Romaji and Kanji

Welcome to the second part of this series on Japanese writing systems. Now that we have learned the basics let's take a look at two writing systems. Today we're going to learn about romaji, the Japanese alphabet, and kanji, characters derived from Chinese. The first shouldn't be too difficult, as it … [Read more...]

The Best Resources for Learning Japanese

Yes, it's official: we are interested in the Japanese language! Indeed, learning Japanese is one of my lifelong dreams and I can not help but imagine there will one day be a MosaLingua app for the language. Until the release of this app (not planned for now), we searched the web to advise you on the … [Read more...]

The Character of Languages (and Their Speakers)

A very interesting characteristics about languages is how they sound. You can say something about how a language sounds even if you don’t speak it. Not only this, but you can also tell how this language makes you feel and make assumptions on the person speaking the language. This leads to us to … [Read more...]