Reflection On The iFX Expo 2016

The iFX Expo is one of the key events in our calendar. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest B2B expos for Forex and Binary Options. I have had the chance to speak at the iFX Expo Asia in Hong Kong earlier this year and I was looking forward to this event in Cyprus. Now that it is over, I am reflecting back on the five things that I have learnt in this iFX Expo.

The True Cost Of Localizing A Name. Ask Pikachu.

For anyone, who has been integrated into the Chinese culture as closely as I am, I have been particularly sensitive and curious to any thing related with China. After my first visit to the country half a decade ago, the country and the depth of Putonghua or Mandarin continues to amaze me.

The 3 Pillars of Leadership (100-10-1 Rule)

As a leader, I have often faced adversities which were the consequences of my decisions and are precursors to periods of uncertainties. I have my own way of handling the tougher moments in my leadership and over time, that will define how I am as a leader. However, if I were to accrue my drop of wisdom about leadership and split it among three pillars,

A Sunday In Bangalore

Today is Sunday. It’s a great day to take time off work and reflect on your past or plan for your future. For me though, Sunday is the day I get to see the city of Bangalore. I am still new to the city. However, I think if I am to follow the “signs”, Bangalore is a city that is willing to welcome me with open arms.

Literature and Music in Learning a Language

Is it important to study music and literature as part of your language studies? The answer should be a straight yes. That’s because a language is very tightly entwined with the culture it exists within and culture is often best expressed in literature, music and even the arts.

Who Is A Linguist?

To answer this question, we may actually first understand who is not a linguist. From the word “Lingua” itself we somehow understand that it has something to do with languages. Language is a system of communication, a major factor in building a civilisation, a tool for literary expression, a way to express thought.

The Chinese Tones

Tones are generally used to differentiate between syllable sounds and therefore meaning. All languages uses tones to different meanings and some use far more complex and exotic mechanisms. But, Chinese is different. It has a formal tonal structure. The reason tones are used is because Chinese doesn’t have as many syllables as many other languages. In fact, it has around 400 compared to the 12,000 of English. So, the comparative lack of syllables is compensated for by the wide and very varied usage of tones. But, By using modern techniques and materials as well as technology support, many people quickly grasp the basics of the four main tonal groups of Mandarin Chinese.

The Global Language

After Us colonies won their independence, in 18th century, English language expanded towards west and south. By the 19th century, English had a huge impact on the heart of people through the works of Jane Austin, Kipling and many more. But, Globalization – the late 20th century business trend, was the final factor that made English a common language for business. And now, in almost every country, English can be found in its different forms. It brings certain amount of ease of communication and commonality among people.

Top 10 ways to learn Japanese

Japanese is a fascinating and very rewarding language to study. There are plenty of ways to learn Japanese. And Here are ten top tips as to the best way to learn it.

Language Families

The 7500 Languages that are spoken around the world are categorized into 15 major Language Family Grouping showing how the constituent languages share a common ancestry. Here, we examine the basics.

Is it Easier for English Speakers to Learn German?

If you already speak English, it will be a big help in getting to grips with the German language given the shared origin of the two.

Different Ways to Pronounce the ‘O’ Sound in French

  Different Ways to Pronounce the ‘O’ Sound in French The sound of the letter ‘O’ can vary considerably in French.Some of this is easy to learn in...

The Tai Languages Family

The Tai Languages Family The Tai languages are widely spoken in South-East Asia, parts of China and even parts of Northern India. They’re...

The Alphabets

Where does the Alphabet come from? Who invented it? From where does the word itself derive? The alphabet is fundamental to our exploration of many languages today and its history is fascinating.

Omotesando and Matsuri Experience

Omotesando and Matsuri Experience The BentoLingo team travelled to Tokyo to attend the Tech in Asia Conference. Exciting as it already sounds, the...