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Wes Anderson’s favorite restaurants in Rome (and bars)

Do you like Rome, Italy? Do you like Wes Anderson films? Then perhaps you will LOVE Wes Anderson’s favorite restaurants in Rome (and bars). Did …

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Strømmen Reviews the Italian Accents in “House of Gucci” for Slate.com

Last week Slate.com asked Strømmen to watch a press screening of the new film “House of Gucci” to see who had the best and worst …

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LAS 1000 PALABRAS MÁS COMUNES EN INGLÉS – LISTA DE VOCABULARIO DE FRECUENCIA UTILIZANDO EL PRINCIPIO 80/20

¡Hola, estudiantes de inglés! bienvenido a las 1000 palabras más comunes en inglés. ¿Buscas ser más conversador y abordar de manera efectiva una gran cantidad …

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1000 most frequently used English words

1000 MOST COMMON ENGLISH WORDS – FREQUENCY VOCABULARY USING THE 80/20 PRINCIPLE

Hello English Learners! Looking to become more conversational and effectively tackle a lot of new vocabulary? Check out our post on the 1000 most common …

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Hack – How to renew an expired passport urgently in Los Angeles

So you just booked your first international flight since the pandemic started, and then you realize your passport is expired – how can you renew …

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What does Magari Mean in Italian

What does “Magari” Mean in Italian? A wonderful Italian Idiom.

One of the beautiful things about learning a new language is when you find a special word that doesn’t exist in your native language. These …

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“Reír con risa de conejo”- Spanish Idiom Meaning in English

What is an idiomatic expression anyway? It is a phrase that, when translated directly, doesn’t make sense in another language. For example “A dime a …

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Pashto Dialect Coach Los Angeles – Avoid a “Homeland” situation

Looking for a Pashto Dialect Coach in Los Angeles? You’ve found the right place. Strømmen has worked on many film and TV shows over the …

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"Hay Cuatro Gatos"

“Hay Cuatro Gatos”- Spanish Idiom Translation

What does “Hay Cuatro Gatos” mean in English ? This expression directly translates as “There are four cats.” This Spanish idiom is used to say …

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How to use Madres in Mexican Spanish Slang

Spanish Mexican Slang: How to use “Madre”

We are back to mentando madres here on the Strommen blog (read below to see what that means!). Madre is a word that you hear …

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Mexican Slang: What does Chingar mean

One of the most frequently used words in Mexican Slang is Chingar. Now, if you are a kid, or you are not comfortable with bad …

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Best Italian Textbooks

So you want to learn Italian? Looking for the best Italian textbook? Strømmen is here to help. Many students use free options like duolingo or …

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