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5 interesting facts about Norwegian

2017-12-11
Thinking about learning a new language? Norwegian could open doors for you, especially in the Northern part of Europe. Here are five interesting facts to help you decide if this is the language for you.

Top 88 Norwegian Vocabularies

2017-12-04
Want to learn Norwegian? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Norwegian vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Korean

2017-11-27
Are you thinking about learning a new language? What about learning Korean? Here’s a look at five interesting facts that will help you decide if Korean should be your next language to learn.

Top 88 Dutch Vocabularies

2017-11-20
Want to learn Dutch? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Dutch vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Arabic

2017-11-13
There are many variations of Arabic, which does make it one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. This is a language that also has roots in various Indo-European languages. Here’s a look at five interesting facts about Arabic.

Top 88 Spanish Vocabularies

2017-11-06
Want to learn Spanish? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Spanish vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Japanese

2017-10-30
Are you thinking about expanding your language capabilities? The Japanese language is growing in popularity, but just how difficult is it to learn? Here’s a look at five interesting facts to help you determine if this is a language for you.

Top 88 Mandarin Vocabularies

2017-10-23
Want to learn Mandarin? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Mandarin vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Italian

2017-10-16
Italian is a beautiful language and one of the easiest ones for English speakers to learn. Here’s a look at five facts about Italian to help you decide if it’s worth your time.

Top 88 Cantonese Vocabularies

2017-10-09
Want to learn Cantonese? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Cantonese vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Portuguese

2017-10-02
There are many languages spoken around the world. One that is often forgotten about or mistaken for other languages is Portuguese. Here’s a look at five facts about this language.

Top 88 German Vocabularies

2017-09-25
Want to learn German? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important German vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Spanish

2017-09-18
Spanish is one of the most common languages spoken around the world. It’s taught in many English-speaking countries and is a language considered worth learning from a young age. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Spanish!

8 free tools for learning Japanese

2017-09-11
Learning Japanese doesn't need to be expensive. This article shows you how free tools available to anyone can help you boost your Japanese skills!

Top 88 Icelandic Vocabularies

2017-09-08
Want to learn Icelandic? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Icelandic vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Mandarin

2017-09-06
Mandarin is just one of the official languages in China. It is the most widely spoken Chinese dialect and one that many people around the world will understand. Here’s a look at five interesting and fun facts about Mandarin.

8 free tools for learning Italian

2017-09-04
Learning Italian doesn't need to be expensive. This article shows you how free tools available to anyone can help you boost your Italian skills!

Top 88 Swedish Vocabularies

2017-09-01
Want to learn Swedish? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important Swedish vocabularies first!

5 interesting facts about Cantonese

2017-08-30
Cantonese is one of the most common Chinese languages learned. If you’re looking at picking up Cantonese as a new language, make sure you read this first.

8 free tools for learning Portuguese

2017-08-28
Learning Portuguese doesn't need to be expensive. This article shows you how free tools available to anyone can help you boost your Portuguese skills!

Top 88 French Vocabularies

2017-08-25
Want to learn French? Speed up your start and learn the 88 most important French vocabularies first!

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.