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a linguaphile’s blog


From Satyanghae Korean

I’m Hannah! I have an obsession with learning languages, and have found that the best way to go about that is by teaching what I learn! I’m a native English speaker, but all of my posts and information is checked by natives before I post it. This is my personal language blog, but my friend and I run Satyanghae Korean together, where we post about both the Korean culture and language.

Goal: Conversational in 2 Weeks

So I’ll be going on a….language binge, I suppose. I watched the following video from a guy who became conversational in Portuguese in only a week. Since my goal is never to be fluent (can one even achieve fluency with the liquid nature of language?) I decided to give this a go. My semester just…

Writing Numbers in Farsi

They’re thankfully set up on the keyboard the same way that our numbers are. Numbers 1 – 10 are shown in the following image, along with the proper way to write them with Farsi letters, as well as the Romanized pronunciation.

How to say ‘on top of’ in Portuguese

O polvo está em cima do livro The octopus is on the book Literally: The octopus is on top of the book The phrase for saying something is on something else is ’em cima do/de/da’. This literally translates to ‘on top of’. Now, what do we do with the do/de/da? The one that you choose…