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Salone del Libro – Torino

We are so excited and we can’t wait: we will take part in the International Book Fair in Turin – Italy, May 8th-12th. Bliu Bliu was selected among the 10 best startup in Europe related to the book world.

Where to find us

How to recycle millions of books to learn languages
(Come reciclare milioni di libri per imparare le lingue straniere)
Sala Book to the Future (padiglione 2)
13:00 Monday 12/Lunedì 12 Maggio

Grammar doesn’t work – how to improve your foreign language skills using jokes
(La grammatica non funziona, Come migliorare l’inglese usando le barzellette)
Sala Future Lab (area esperienziale – padiglione 2)
13:00 Thursday 8 May/giovedì 8 maggio
20:00 Friday 9 May/venerdì 9 maggio
15:00 Monday 11 May/domenica 11 maggio

If you are in Italy, especially in Torino, let’s meet and come and talk with us…

Pitch Challenge

Hey everybody, good news for you.

Winners on the wall

Bliu Bliu got #2 place at LOGIN conference.

6 Startups out of 30 got to the pitch challenge final

Dragdis won with an amazing pitch – and of course an amazing product.
Bliu Bliu 2nd place.

It was a great weekend, great people, great networking and many interesting new ideas.

See you next year

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Claudio

Hungarian love

Today we want to thank the folks at Otevotnyelv.com
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We don’t understand hungarian in our office in Vilnius but apparently they are using Bliu Bliu in a project to get level C1 proficiency.

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From the other website mentioned, we can see they are very serious and the project will definitely succeed!

Keep on learning languages.

Pitching Training

Yesterday Bliu Bliu is pitching with mentors from Startup Sauna, Helsinki.

We are getting ready for Login, the biggest tech conference in the Baltic. Come and talk with us, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April 2014

Not everyone learns languages the same way. And it is ok.

We love our users. We really love them. Here is what Marjaana from Finland shared on her Facebook
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Not everyone learns languages the same way. And it is ok.
I learn them by listening and throwing in words. It is a bit like music. I just go with the flow, listen and improvise. I learned to communicate with a Romanian person in two months starting from zero. Neither of us had any language together. The language we eventually came up with does not really exist, but these days we get by easily, face to face or on the phone. But if someone asked me ANY rule of Romanian grammar, I’d have no clue whatsoever. Because I simply could not care less.
Some people are different. They like their details, their grammar, their step by step tutorials, their “this language is a member of this and that family of languages and these are the rules”, their noun classes and what ever. Well that does NOT work for me. If you happen to be like me, and would like to learn a new language, try BliuBliu. It really works.

We really don’t know what to add to this…maybe a kiss!

Words are important

Words are so beautiful…and they are so important when you learn another language.

My Words – Your Words – Our Words

The biggest update we made last week is the playlist “My Words
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You can copy paste list of words you want to learn and Bliu Bliu will help you learning them, via surfing or drilling.

How to use “My words”

An example on how I use “My Words” feature on Bliu Bliu.
I would really love to understand this article from Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. I can tell an accident happened to this tram but well, I would like to know more about it.
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I simply copy/paste the article into My Words and this is what I get:
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Now I refine my level, clicking the words I already know to tell Bliu Bliu my actual level.
After that, Bliu Bliu starts to find content on the Internet, at my level, where these words are used, to make it easy for me to learn them, in context.

How many words you know?

When we learn a new language, sometimes it feels like words are the only thing separating us from being a beginner or advance, or fluent.
How many words do you remember? How many can you understand?

Words you know

It’s easy to track how many words you know, how many we think you know and how many you don’t know.
Make sure your words keep growing, day after day.

Words you already know: words you told Bliu Bliu you know. We make sure you see more of them
Words Bliu Bliu thinks you know: words that we predict will be easy for you to understand
Words you marked as unknown: words you explicitly said that you don’t know

TIP: use My Words as a topic filter

When you copy/paste in “My Words” specific words related to a topic, you will be able to drill/surf very specific content, always related to a topic you are interested in….

Startup Weekend

If you happened to be in Lithuanian this month, come and take part to Startup Weekend in Kaunas
http://kaunas.startupweekend.org/

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Bliu Bliu won Startup Weekend in November 2012 and this year our CEO will deliver the opening speech and help the teams with their pitches.
If you need some coaching with your pitch or you just want to have a fun nerdy weekend, come to Lithuania, to Startup Weekend Kaunas!

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The Setup

Coffee Inn Lab
http://www.thesetup.it/claudio-santori/
If you speak italian, check out this interview form TheSetup.it and find out the best Hardware and Software to raise your productivity.
Bliu Bliu approved

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More News…
Today we co-hosted the Open Coffee Club here in Vilnius. The Lithuanian startup community is growing really fast.

How Learning a language can save your marriage

Good morning from sunny Vilnius, how are you?
Weather is getting better in Lithuania, we finally had some sunny days and we are looking forward for a beautiful spring. Are you ready for a story about languages and love?

Bliu Bliu, a young company with big dreams, we just turned 1 year old. Today we want to share a story from Carlos, one of our users. A story about languages and love.
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When we met Carlos he was desperate, looking for help. He moved to Vilnius because of love – he got married with a Lithuanian girl. Carlos studied Lithuanian for around one year…without any decent results. But worst…his relationship started to be not as good as it used to be. Something needed to change.

Carlos felt that one sure way to prove his love was to learn this difficult language. But how to do it? He already tried and failed…

Then he found Bliu Bliu. When we met with Carlos, he could already understand all the common words in Lithuanian. After only few minutes using Bliu Bliu, he could not believe it: there was so much engaging content that he could already understand.

Carlos started his experience by reading funny jokes. He spent 10 minutes a day reading jokes in Lithuanian language, jokes he could understand. Then he got interested with the daily news, real news from newspapers. Lately he got hooked with our playlists about love and romance.
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IS CARLOS FLUENT IN LITHUANIAN?

Is Carlos fluent in Lithuanian? No! He is not fluent in Lithuanian. He still cannot speak very well Lithuanian but check this out…His wife is talking with him more and more in Lithuanian, their communication now it’s more balanced and they are using less English in their daily conversations.
When they visit her family in the countryside, Carlos spends time alone with his wife’s parents, without anybody around translating every single word. Now he understands daily conversations and he is not afraid to talk: still making tons of mistakes but without being afraid anymore.

Carlos keeps telling us how confident he feels now. He knows he is not near to being fluent, but he believes that it’s possible for him, that he can learn even a language like Lithuanian, considered by many a really difficult one to learn.

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WHAT ABOUT YOU?

You don’t need to be desperate like Carlos to start learning a language. Bliu Bliu will make you feel confident from day one. We will provide you with content at your level that you already understand. You can choose between so many topics and read about things you are interested in.
Plus we are adding every day more and more videos…to make it really engaging to learn a language.

WE HAVE A DREAM

We have a dream…to help you learning languages in a fun, easy and addictive way, helping you not just to learn a language but also to understand the people around you, the culture and to learn the specific words you need.

Maybe you are like Carlos and you need to be proficient in the language of love. Or you might be like Den who needs to learn how to understand and talk about Telecommunication. Or you are like Michelle, she is a doctor, and she needs  to talk with her patients.

Who are you? Come and talk with us, this is what languages are for
http://bliubliu.com

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VOTE for us – Login Conference

Bliu Bliu will attend LOGIN conference here in Vilnius. Login is the biggest tech conference in Lithuania. This year the conference is going to be April 10th and 11th.

VOTE FOR US (it takes less than 5 seconds!)

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Voting is very easy
1 Visit http://www.login.lt/apdovanojimai/nominacijos?id=5589
2 Click on “BALSUOK!”
3 Facebook Connect

It takes less than 5 seconds :)

Last year our CEO was one of the speaker. Keynotes was delivered by Steve Wozniak, Apple legendary co-founder.

http://www.login.lt/conference