Comparing two or more languages at the same time with videos

Friday, July 09, 2010

Here's a quick example of how one can easily compare two languages at the same time:

It's quite easy, just line up two videos and synchronize them, and also be sure to turn the volume off on one. In this case I've chosen Italian and Spanish but it could have been any two. Where this could be useful is if you are fluent in one language but studying another related one, and would have an easier time recognizing words if cognates in the other language are there to provide hints. Spanish to Portuguese, Estonian to Finnish, Dutch to German, etc.

The video itself is here if you're interested in watching it. A very good insight into why Korea today has such a high rate of suicide.

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