Burundi’s Secret Language

The indigenous language of Burundi has a surprising secret – it has a hidden code which not every Kirundi speaker can decipher. Burundian-born translator Cédrick Irakoze shares his insider knowledge of the language, including why it’s a compliment to compare a woman to a cow! Many Kirundi speakers have a secret way of communicating with … Read more

10 Gifts to Buy the Language Lover in Your Life (Updated for 2021)

The holidays are coming and with them, the most stressful part of all (except maybe the cooking!): buying presents. Luckily, you can find almost anything on the internet—and we’ve decided to save you some time by putting together a list of gifts to please that person in your life who just loves languages. If that’s … Read more

The Healing Power of Language Learning

More than 5,000 modern slavery offences are recorded by police in the UK every year but experts believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. Modern slavery typically involves labour exploitation or sexual exploitation and sometimes both. Around three-quarters of victims who are brought to the attention of UK authorities are not UK nationals … Read more

I verbi frasali in inglese: seconda parte

Con più di 2.500 parole e frasi in oltre 140 lingue, c’è molto che l’applicazione uTalk ti offre da imparare. Se stai imparando l’inglese e hai difficoltà ha capire i ‘phrasal verbs’, abbiamo diviso i 27 verbi frasali più usati in tre articoli – scorri per trovare la seconda parte con altri 9 verbi frasali … Read more

The uTalk Guide to Italian Plurals

If you’re learning Italian, one of the first issues you may have come across is how on earth do plurals work? But, don’t despair! Norma, uTalk’s Marketing Intern (and Italian extraordinaire!) has created this guide to help you so you’ll never have to worry about those pesky plurals again. Contents 1. Identifying Gender 1.1 Articles … Read more

Imparando il tedesco per sette giorni con uTalk

Con più di 2.500 parole e frasi in oltre 140 lingue, c’è molto che l’applicazione uTalk ti offre per imparare. Siccome siamo sempre più occupati, quanto tempo dovremmo realisticamente dedicare all’apprendimento di una lingua? Per rispondere a questa domanda, la nostra stagista di Marketing, Norma, ha usato l’applicazione per una settimana per vedere quanto tedesco … Read more