Test Your Typing Speed in 54 Languages at 10FastFingers

Hoo boy, I just got my heart rate up with a typing test. At 10FastFingers, you can test your typing speed in most major and European languages, measure yourself against other typists in your language, and compete in realtime (but only in English).

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Test Your Typing Speed in 54 Languages at 10FastFingers

Hoo boy, I just got my heart rate up with a typing test. At 10FastFingers, you can test your typing speed in most major and European languages, measure yourself against other typists in your language, and compete in realtime (but only in English).

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Duolingo’s High Valyrian Lessons Will Help You Speak Like a ‘Game of Thrones’ Character

Popular language learning app Duolingo is capitalizing on the Game of Thrones’ season eight hype by releasing an updated version of its High Valyrian course, making it easier for fans to learn one of the oldest languages of Westeros with minimal time commitment.

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How to Study a Language So You Can Actually Understand It

There’s a big difference between leveling up in a language learning app and being able to speak and understand your target language when you arrive in a new country. Rather than wondering which app or approach is “best,” consider studying your language from multiple directions.

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How to Study a Language So You Can Actually Understand It

There’s a big difference between leveling up in a language learning app and being able to speak and understand your target language when you arrive in a new country. Rather than wondering which app or approach is “best,” consider studying your language from multiple directions.

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How to Translate Languages With Google Sheets

There are more efficient ways of keeping track of important foreign language vocabulary than a hand-held dictionary. If you’re learning a new language or making basic translations, try using the Google Translate formula in Google Sheets for an easy access list of what you know—or want to know.

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Replace These Words in Your Writing

Writing is hard, and weird, and in the scheme of human existence pretty new. We’ve been talking for maybe half a million years, writing for just about 5,000. So sometimes we write stuff that we’d never say aloud. We use a complicated or “smart-sounding” word when a simpler word would work better. New York Times editor…

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Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App

When I was in kindergarten our class participated in a riveting performance of “50 Nifty United States” a song about, you guessed it, the 50 states. Part (and by part I mean 75%) of the song entails singing the names of all 50 states in alphabetical order. Now in my late 30s, I’ve been delighting bar patrons for years…

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Google Translate’s Camera Mode Now Works For a Lot More Languages

Whenever I travel abroad I always do my best to act like a local, including speaking the local language whenever I can. In some countries that works great, in others, I can’t really avoid being a bumbling mess.

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Google Translate’s Camera Mode Now Works For a Lot More Languages

Whenever I travel abroad I always do my best to act like a local, including speaking the local language whenever I can. In some countries that works great, in others, I can’t really avoid being a bumbling mess.

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