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HypLern Dutch Reader

Janine De Vries

Tags app, Dutch, flash cards, learn Dutch, spaced repetition

HypLern Dutch Reader

Now Available! The HypLern Dutch Reader for Android or Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, a terribly long process as you may have noticed, and our sixth product available is the HypLern Dutch Reader for Android or Windows, look for it in our Dutch collection of products! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions there for a less interactive format :) Here are some pictures showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up:   In the "My Words" section, word cards are directly linked to their...


HypLern Russian Reader

HypLern Russian Reader

Now Available! The HypLern Russian Reader for Android and Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, and the fifth product available is the HypLern Russian Reader for Android and Windows in our Russian collection of products on this site! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions of the App here for a less interactive format. Here's an image showing the interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up:     In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning is enforced with associated...


HypLern French Reader

HypLern French Reader

Now Available! The HypLern French Reader for Android and Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, and the fourth product available is the HypLern French Reader for Android and Windows in our French collection of products on this site! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions of the App here for a less interactive format. Here's an image showing the interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning is enforced with associated context:    


HypLern German Reader

HypLern German Reader

Now Available! The HypLern German Reader for Android or Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, a terribly long process as you may have noticed, and our third product available is the HypLern German Reader for Android or Windows, look for it in our German collection of products! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions there for a less interactive format :) Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section, word cards are directly linked...


HypLern Swedish Reader

HypLern Swedish Reader

Now Available! The HypLern Swedish Reader for Android and Windows! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, a terribly long process as you may have noticed, and the second product available is the HypLern Swedish Reader for Android and Windows, look for it in our Swedish collection of products! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions there for a less interactive format :) Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section, word cards...


HypLern Hungarian Reader

HypLern Hungarian Reader

Now Available! The HypLern Hungarian Reader for Android! We're starting to upload the Apps for all languages into the App stores, and the first product available is the HypLern Hungarian Reader for Android and Windows in our Hungarian collection of products on this site! You can also find the pdf+mp3 versions of the App here for a less interactive format. Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning...


OUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE READER APP WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE!

OUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE READER APP WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE!

Running on iOS phone or tablet, Android or Windows smart phone, or run on your Windows or Mac PC or laptop The new App we built is cross-platform and supports all above mentioned devices. For test purposes it's currently live on Android and Windows and Amazon Fire, coming up in June on iOS. Here's a .gif video showing the new toggle between an interlinear format, our new pop-up interlinear version of the text, or the familiar pop-up: In the "My Words" section word cards are directly linked to their source so spaced repetition learning is enforced with associated context:    


Guest post: Bilingualism

Janine De Vries

The perks of working and living in a different language While bilingualism is an obvious asset, having to speak in a second language, usually English, when you have to think and talk smart and fast may be a disadvantage. ‘Non-natives have not one hand, but perhaps a bit of their brains, tied behind their backs’, as The Economist describes (Of two minds, April 9th 2016). Participating in a discussion, explaining a new strategy, telling office jokes- the right words might not always come to you fast enough, loosing the speed and timing to make your point. Native speakers have the...


The Classic Way Of Learning Languages

Adrianus Van den End

Thousands Of Years Of Learning Languages Word For Word Recently I was directed to and read an eight year old article by Ernest Blum on the history of language learning: "The New Old Way Of Learning Languages". In short it states that languages for thousands of years used to be learned word-for-word or with literal interlinear translations, where every word in the original text would have a corresponding gloss explaining the meaning and sometimes even the grammar. The idea behind this was that the student is helped on his way to becoming fluent, and that it assisted in building a large...


Learn French with Beginner Stories and Fairy Tales now in Paperback format

Adrianus Van den End

Learn French with Beginner Stories and Fairy Tales now in Paperback format
If you're interested in learning French, and want to start with reading from day one without needing to look up words, these are the books for you. Simple but original French stories with a word for word interlinear French translation.

Read French Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Texts And Learn New Words

Janine De Vries

Do You Want To Read French? Here's your chance. Read French Fairy Tales or Short Stories with every word having a mouse-over pop-up translation. Even with a small vocabulary it's easy to read the French text because of the fast and immersive translation. Check out our .gif video below and wait until it gets to the flash card list of my words. The question mark in the software allows you to see the sentence that the word is taken from.   Learn Vocabulary With Flash Cards The software calculates the number of times you have to practice new words by checking the...


German Interlinear Books

Janine De Vries

German Interlinear Books

Links to Books with German to English Interlinear Word-for-Word Translation Books give you the best exposure to a language. You'll get the chance to acquire the most extensive vocabulary possible. To have every word translated helps you learn those new words better. For German we compiled a list of Interlinear books with word-for-word translation. Note that there are a lot of "interlinear" books out there which are just bilingual texts with the paragraphs on top of eachother. For learning purposes it is important to have the original word aligned with the English meaning. How else would you be able to...


Learn German With Reading And Flashcards

Adrianus Van den End

Tags app, flash cards, German, software, spaced repetition

Do You Want To Read German? Here's your chance. Read German Fairy Tales or Short Stories with every word having a mouse-over pop-up translation. Even with a small vocabulary it's easy to read the German text because of the fast and immersive translation. Check out our .gif video below and wait until it gets to the flash card list of my words. The question mark in the software allows you to see the sentence that the word is taken from.   Learn Vocabulary With Flash Cards The software calculates the number of times you have to practice new words by...


Learn Russian With Extensive Reading And Flash Cards

Adrianus Van den End

Do You Want To Read Russian? Here's your chance. Read Russian Fairy Tales or Short Stories with every word having a mouse-over pop-up translation. Even with a small vocabulary it's easy to read the Russian text because of the fast and immersive translation. Check out our .gif video below and wait until it gets to the flash card list of my words. The question mark in the software allows you to see the sentence that the word is taken from.   Learn Vocabulary With Flash Cards The software calculates the number of times you have to practice new words by...


How I Learned To Read And Understand Hungarian In 48 Hours

Adrianus Van den End

Background Of My Endeavors In Hungarian This is a Blog on how I learned to read and understand Hungarian in November 2015, when I got to intermediate level and could read kids books or fairy tales, and had to put the learning project on pause, and then continued in January 2016 and finished it. It comes down to learning to read Hungarian bestsellers in about 50 hours, mainly spent while reading or practicing words in the evening. The key to learning this extraordinarily fast is extensive/intensive reading with immediate meaning available, and spaced repetition practice of words not occurring often...


Preview Of Our iOS And Android Reader App

Adrianus Van den End

Available Soon on Apple or Windows Computer, Tablet or Smartphone We're working on a new and more dynamic version of the software that we currently have for Windows PC. It is to have a library storing all of your intelligent e-books to learn to read foreign languages. It will optionally either show interlinear or pop-up format. It should be showing either books or stories. Here is a version showing your books and those available to you in the shop library (grayed out). When the book you own is clicked, the App will take you to the interlinear version. Interlinear or...


Check Out Our French Interlinear Books On Amazon

Adrianus Van den End

Just Recently We Came Out With Interlinear E-Book Versions Of Our French Software End of 2015 and beginning of 2016 we introduced a new version of our language learning e-books. Think of a super foreign reader enabling you to read fast and see all the meanings immediately. The interlinear version is just that, it has the word-for-word translations and any idiomatic explanations immediately visible via dual line interlinear. See all of them on Amazon here: Learn French - Beginner Stories This e-book is not the longest we have created, but for its size it holds a fair number of new...


Guest Blog on Being Bilingual

Janine De Vries

Bilingual brains When we were moving to Canada with two young kids, I was first wondering whether we should put our kids into language classes. People who shared this experience told me not to bother. And they were right. The kids picked up the totally new language in no time. At first they were a little shy, not so much talking in English but understanding a lot after a few weeks already. Once they started Kindergarten they really took off. Within two months or so, they were fluent. We have to make an effort to keep up their Dutch now!...


Introducing Bermuda Word Interlinear E-Books With Word-For-Word Translation

Adrianus Van den End

Our E-Books Now Available In Interlinear Format We're happy to announce that we're planning interlinear versions of all our e-books. It's a slow process but we're converting our current works to interlinear e-books by the day. We're still looking at how and where to publish them. At this moment we have a Kindle version available, so you'll need the Kindle app. So for now, find them here on Amazon: Amazon interlinear Bermuda Word e-books Now you can read the texts available in our software based e-books "offline". You can read them in the bus or on the beach, and in...


Guest Blog on Learning Spanish

Janine De Vries

Starting Spanish With Bermuda Word I started reading the Spanish pop-up stories with no background in Spanish at all. I did have a background in French, which helped me getting started because I knew some similar words and basic grammar. My first stories were fairy tales . Although I had not heard all of those stories before, it was easy because it is not too difficult to understand the clues in a fairy tale. It is also fun because after a few pages you already are repeating the very basic words (pollo, dice, rey, habia, un dia, ciudad, informar) and...


Celebrating A Year And Uploading Our Fifth French E-Book

Adrianus Van den End

The Holidays Are Here - Time To Get To Work! Most of us will have some time left for language study, or are going to decide on their projects for the new year. And we've got something to celebrate, with a year up and running, and producing over 50,000 words worth of French pop-up translated e-books, or more than 230,000 words of translated languages in total, and probably over 500,000 words of translation to English and Dutch by now! Time to look back at all our products and how you can use them to become fluent in the coming year!  ...


Reading Yourself Towards Fluency

Adrianus Van den End

First Grow Your Vocabulary Immersive reading is a satisfying activity that greatly improves your grasp of a language. Where a conversation might make you meet 500 words, a short book already gives you 50,000. Even if your aim is to converse with flair, doing so is only possible with enough vocabulary. You can waste a long time doing painful exercises in communication and still have a very limited vocabulary. Getting fluent in reading and listening will take you only a fraction of that time when doing it the right way, and after that it's much easier getting fluent in writing and...


The Potential Of Software Supported Language Learning

Adrianus Van den End

The Potential Of Software Supported Language Learning

100 Years Of Language Learning Existing courses, books and institutes that teach languages are all set up in the same way. They are designed for a scholastic learning structure. They offer tidbits of language learning over a certain period, often years. The basic atoms of language study used are pieces of texts, lists of words, and hints of rules. The rule taught is used in the text and does something with a word from the list. For example, John enters a restaurant and orders something, which gives us a bunch of words associated with a restaurant, and a grammar rule explaining...


Top Eight Free Resources Of French Language Learning

Adrianus Van den End

Tags learn french, learn read french

Here Is A List Of Sites That Can Be Used For Learning French If you want to learn French and you're looking for quality resources, here's a list of sites that we use ourselves. We'll start at the beginning, how to learn French when you're an absolute beginner. The fastest way to learn a language is to get a bit of understanding of French grammar and some basic vocabulary, preferably knowledge of a few French root words and how other words are formed from these as well. You can also view these paragraphs as the steps to learn French as...


Three Times Ten Steps To Learn Dutch

Adrianus Van den End

Tags Dutch Grammar, Learn Dutch, Learn Read Dutch, Read Dutch

Ten Steps To Understand Dutch Grammar And Learn To Read Dutch Here we'll list ten steps you can take to read Dutch and to understand what you're reading. It comes down to understanding the language and then consuming it. You don't have to rote learn all the grammar, but it is a good idea to get a comparative understanding of Dutch grammar before you start to read. Understand in general what grammar is and learn basic concepts - What are nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles? If you don't know, check out our Blog item on generic grammar concepts here! If you do know already,...