100 Most Frequent Kanji with Translations

In this post, we’re taking a closer look at the top 100 most common Kanji characters. This list comes from a Japanese Kanji analysis website called called the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese that used to exist (currently it is not available online). Here they are, translations and Romaji added by me (thus they… Continue reading 100 Most Frequent Kanji with Translations

The Difficulty of Ancient Languages Compared to Modern Ones

Here’s an interesting discussion about this on the r/askscience subreddit on Reddit. I personally like the theory supported by John McWorther: as languages are left to their own devises (mainly lack of interaction with speakers of different languages or dialects), they tend to outgrow quite a bit in complexity. That is mainly because children have… Continue reading The Difficulty of Ancient Languages Compared to Modern Ones

Common European Languages Framework (CEFR) and Vocabulary Size

The Common European Languages Framework does not provide a clear vocabulary size for any of its levels, so we do not know how many knows words are expected at each level. Milton and Alexiou have attempted to do that in 2009. Here’s their table for English and French, with the addition of Greek from them… Continue reading Common European Languages Framework (CEFR) and Vocabulary Size

InterLinear Translations now available at InterlinearBooks.com!

I would like to let all of you know of the newly launched site┬áInterlinearBooks.com that serves Interlinear book translations for language learners. Interlinear translation is a great and yet undiscovered method to learn languages, and I wish you all to find out about it. So what exactly is Interlinear translation? Interlinear is a translation method… Continue reading InterLinear Translations now available at InterlinearBooks.com!