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Beginner’s guide to Latin

Last week, Latin became the 133rd language to be added to uTalk, our app for iPhone and iPad. (Don’t have an iOS device? You can also learn Latin on your computer.)

And to get you started with Latin, we’ve put together this beginner’s guide with a few essentials – some basic greetings, colours, numbers and parts of the body, along with¬†some Latin phrases we still use in everyday English. As always, please feel free to share!

Beginner's guide to Latin

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6 language family trees that will make you want to learn them all

We recently shared an illustration showing many of the world’s languages and how they’re all related to each other. And a lot of you really liked it, so we thought we’d give you a closer look at each language family.

With some familiar names and some not quite so familiar, these illustrations show the staggering variety of languages spoken in the world (and this isn’t even all of them!). We’re always fascinated to learn about new or unusual languages, so please do get in touch if you’d like to tell us about yours.

And if you’d like to share any of the images below, please do ūüôā


Afro-Asiatic language family tree

AustronesianAustronesian language family tree

Indo-EuropeanIndo-European language family tree

Nilo-SaharanNilo-Saharan language family tree

Sino-TibetanSinoTibetan language family tree

TurkicTurkic language family tree



Top 10 tips for learning a language

We originally published this infographic back at the start of last year as ‘top 10 tips for learning a language in 2014‘. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s that learning a language is something you can do anytime, anywhere.

So here are our top 10 tips for learning a language – whenever you want!

If anyone has any more top tips that work really well for you, please share them in the comments. Thank you ūüôā

Top 10 tips for learning a language


What is the world’s weirdest language?

We’ve just found this fun illustration by ESL of the 50 weirdest languages on Earth (and beyond), and it’s got us thinking…

What makes a language ‘weird’? Is there even such a thing as a weird language, or do they just seem strange to us because we don’t¬†know them?

What's the world's weirdest language?We’d agree that English is a pretty crazy language, and can only imagine how difficult it must be for a non-native speaker¬†to learn. But does that make it weirder than, say, Mandarin, in which you can say something completely wrong if you get the tone¬†even fractionally¬†out?

Maybe weird isn’t the right word. Maybe we should be looking for the most interesting language – although that might be a hard one to pin down too, because who decides the criteria?

It’s a bit like trying to say which language is hardest – or easiest – to learn; it’s all a matter of perspective. And since nobody can know all the languages in the world (although we know of a few polyglots who are¬†giving it a good try!), there’s always the chance that another one¬†might come along that’s even stranger to a non-native ear.

What do you think is the world’s weirdest language, and how did you choose? Let us know in the comments!

50 weirdest languages


How to say ‘Father’ in 50 languages

We’d like to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!¬†To mark the occasion, here’s how to say ‘father’ in 50 languages…

If we missed the language¬†you’re learning, you can probably¬†find it in uTalk, which includes 120. Or¬†let us know which language you’re looking for – chances are we’re working on it! ūüôā

How do you say father in your language?


How to say father in 50 languages


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