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Portuguese I

Hello everyone! This week we will start a new language – Portuguese. Portuguese is yet another Romance language, stemming from Latin and acting as a close relative to the languages we have already studied, including French, Spanish, and Italian. Portuguese is in fact very similar to these languages, and you will see that in the spelling rules in the upcoming videos. Enjoy!

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Greek IV

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s summer has kicked off to a great start! Now that we are done with Greek vowels, we can move on to Greek consonants starting with this video. Greek has some unique consonant spellings, which can be seen in the many Greek roots out there. Spelling bees usually love to test how well you know these Greek consonant spellings, and the roots come in very handy for just that.

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Greek III

Hello everyone. This week we will finish up our Greek vowels with sounds pertaining to “o” and “u”. Enjoy!

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German II

Happy Saturday everyone! Here is the second installment of the German videos, where we will start covering the vowel sounds and spellings in German. Enjoy!

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German I

Good morning everyone! Now we will start a new language – German! German has many interesting sounds and spellings, and though linguistically it is very close to English, there are some differences which we will definitely look at. In this first video, we will go through a quick background of German, ten sample words, and some common stems. Enjoy!

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Italian V

Good morning! In this final installment of the Italian series, we will wrap up by revisiting our ten words and understanding why they are spelled the way they are.

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Italian IV

Happy Saturday…this week I will post the 21st video in the series! In this video we will finish up Italian consonants.  Some of the sounds have multiple spellings, but I have detailed how to figure out which one applies. Sometimes, there are rare spellings and the dictionary only has 5 to 10 entries for words using those spellings. In those cases, it would be best to just learn all the words that use the rare spellings. Enjoy.

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