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11 reasons the English language is impossible to learn

The English language has a lot of weird spelling,grammar, and pronunciation rules. Words that sound and are spelled the same can have two different or even opposite meanings. Tricks like “I before E except after C” don’t always work. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Even if you grew up […]
11 reasons the English language is impossible to learn
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6 things New Yorkers say that you won’t hear anywhere else

From Barbara Streisand to Al Pacino, Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, New Yorkers have made their legendary dialect the most recognisable in North America, according to sociolinguist William Labov. But it’s more than just “fuhgeddaboutit” and “yuuuge” that set New York English apart – there are more subtle features in […]
6 things New Yorkers say that you won’t hear anywhere else
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15 simple words that feel impossible for non-English speakers to learn

There are many simple words in the English language that are hard for foreign speakers to master. That’s because English words often have several different meanings and can be difficult to pronounce. English is a notoriously difficult language to learn, from its inconsistent pronunciation to the endless list of irregular […]
15 simple words that feel impossible for non-English speakers to learn
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How to pronounce famous fashion names like a pro

Hervé Léger. Gianfranco Ferré. Balmain. They are some of world’s most famous fashion designers and also some of the trickiest names in the fashion lexicon to pronounce, because none are said the way they’re spelled. (That last one is not the same as the as inner-Sydney suburb). As Mercedes Benz […]
How to pronounce famous fashion names like a pro