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10 free tools for learning Spanish

2017-08-21
There are various ways to get to achieve the goal of learning Spanish. Going through the subreddit /r/Spanish and other resources online, here are 10 measures that do come up again and again and seemed to have helped other people in their quest to learning Spanish.

Top 88 Japanese Vocabularies

2017-08-18
Want to learn Japanese? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Japanese vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Icelandic

2017-08-16
There aren’t that many people in the world who speak Icelandic, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth learning. Here’s a look at five interesting facts about the language

11 free tools for learning Mandarin Chinese

2017-08-14
Learning Mandarin doesn't need to be expensive. This article shows you how free tools available to anyone can help you boost your Chinese skills!

Top 88 Italian Vocabularies

2017-08-11
Want to learn Italian? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Italian vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Swedish

2017-08-09
Swedish is a popular language throughout northern parts of Europe. It’s also a language that some people think about learning as a fourth or maybe fifth language. Here’s a look at five facts you need to know about the language.

8 free tools for learning Cantonese

2017-08-07
There are various ways to get to achieve the goal of learning Cantonese. Going through the subreddit /r/Cantonese and other resources online, here are 8 measures that do come up again and again and seemed to have helped other people in their quest to learning Cantonese.

Top 88 Portuguese Vocabularies

2017-08-04
Want to learn Portuguese? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Portuguese vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about French

2017-08-02
French is one of the most commonly taught second or third languages around the world, especially around the Western world. Here’s a look at five facts you need to know before you jump into learning it.

10 free tools for learning German

2017-07-31
There are various ways to get to achieve the goal of learning German. Going through the subreddit /r/German and other resources online, here are 10 measures that do come up again and again and seemed to have helped other people in their quest to learning German.

How the Top 2000 words were ordered

2017-06-12
Pinhok started out with the goal to provide picture-based language learning material. Today, however, the top 2000 vocabulary books are the most popular product. This quick article explains how and why things changed and what made me switch to this top 2000 format.

5 random facts about German

2017-06-05
The world is full of different languages and dialects within the languages. German is one of the top five languages spoken around the world, but how much do you really know about it? Here are five facts about German.

The path to a finished book

2017-05-29
For the first book, it took 4 years from idea to market. Today the process of creating vocabulary books for new languages is more streamlined and quicker, but still involves a lot of manual work and checking. Join me on a quick run through the various stages from start to finished book available for sale.

The team behind Pinhok

2017-05-22
Even though Pinhok is fundamentally a one-man team, there are a lot more people involved in the process from start to finish.

How to learn Cantonese from Mandarin

2017-05-15
Being fluent in Mandarin, something you always hear is that learning Cantonese will be easy. Well, it’s easier, but in my own experience it still takes some work to get to a decent level of fluency. Let me give you a quick overview over my situation and what I’ve learned so far.

The story behind Pinhok

2017-05-08
Before Pinhok, there was Wohok, and before pure vocabulary books there was the idea of learning languages visually through pictures. This article gives a quick introduction to how Pinhok and as a result Pinhok Languages evolved over the years into what it is today and what the future holds.