Suzie Kelsey

Suzie is a language-obsessed traveler from New Zealand. She dabbles in Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. As a linguistics major, she has a deep understanding of languages and language learning, and loves sharing her knowledge! You can find her at her personal blog, thewanderinglinguist.com.

Suzie Kelsey

How to Say “Thank You” in Chinese in All Kinds of Situations

Chinese culture is one of gratitude, honour, and formalities. When speaking Chinese, it is very important to be polite in a culturally appropriate way. For this reason, you’ve got to know how to say “thank you” in Chinese, not just in the most basic sense, but with the best responses to various situations. While you …

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What makes a successful language learner? Catching up with John from Language Mastery

John Fotheringham, also known as the founder of Language Mastery, the author of Master Japanese and Master Mandarin, and the developer of a language-learning method to help people reach their goals, particularly in Japanese and Chinese, has kindly agreed to sit down with us and indulge in a few questions. He’s sure got some interesting …

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“Querer” Conjugation in Spanish: All You Need to Know

Querer is an essential verb in Spanish to express desire. Querer can mean “to want”, but it can also mean “to love” (you may have heard that the phrase te quiero means “I love you”). As with pretty much any absolutely necessary and frequently-used Spanish verb, the verb querer is irregular, which means that it …

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The Impossible Made Possible: An In-Depth Guide to Spanish Pronouns

Hi, my name is Suzie and I’ve been tasked with the impossible feat of describing all the Spanish pronouns to you. I won’t claim that it’s going to be easy – in fact, Spanish pronouns are one of the last things I fully understood about the language. But they are extremely necessary, and used daily …

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