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Sep 18

Talk like a Pirate with Mango Languages

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 8:04 AM by Allie Lockwood

All me duty to ye, Cap’n! September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day!  To celebrate and participate, check out Mango Languages lesson on Pirates.  Besides learning key pirate phrases, you’ll also get cultural and grammar notes (and a few pirate jokes!) so you’ll be better prepared for Talk like a Pirate Day.  With this Mango five-lesson mini-course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Call someone names (Ye lily-livered scallywag!)
  • Express surprise (Blow me down!)
  • Give sailing commands (Haul wind smartly!)
  • Greet a friend and a superior (Ahoy, me hearty!)
  • Pay a compliment (A fine gentleman o’fortune be ye!)

Impress your landlubber friends with your swashbuckling language skills you learned from native pirate speakers on Mango – visit - and if all this pirate-talk makes you want to walk the plank, there's over 70 other languages on Mango to learn!