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11 Holiday Recipes From Around The World

11 Holiday Recipes From Around The World

Get in the holiday spirit by making one of these delicious Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s dishes from other countries.
How To Compliment Someone In German

How To Compliment Someone In German

Here’s a primer on spreading good (gut?) vibes in German.
Do The Inuit People Really Have 50 Words For Snow?

Do The Inuit People Really Have 50 Words For Snow?

It’s a seemingly simple claim with a complicated history.
8 Games That Will Help You Learn A New Language

8 Games That Will Help You Learn A New Language

Whether you’re a board game afficionado or don’t know Monopoly from Clue, we rounded up five language games to help you learn a language.
COVID Slang That Only Makes Sense In 2021

COVID Slang That Only Makes Sense In 2021

Because some of the COVID slang that emerged in 2020 is already starting to feel dated.
5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn Dutch

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn Dutch

You want to improve your Dutch but you don’t know how? Let’s have a look at some advice that will help you out!
A Guide To The Most Common Brazilian And Portuguese Phrases

A Guide To The Most Common Brazilian And Portuguese Phrases

Let’s dive into some idioms and proverbs that will help you make your Portuguese sound more authentic.
Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘E’

Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘E’

One vowel, so many diacritical marks.
10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

Don’t say ‘let’s hang out sometime’ to a German unless you actually mean it.
Talkin’ ‘Bout The Generations: Millennial Language

Talkin’ ‘Bout The Generations: Millennial Language

Millennials are now middle-aged. What does that mean for the way they speak?
5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn Polish

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn Polish

Are you looking for some greats tips for learning Polish? Look no further, one of Babbel’s in-house language experts spills her best advice.
Countries And Cities That Have Changed Their Names

Countries And Cities That Have Changed Their Names

From France to Japan, Russia to Turkey, some places aren’t short of inspiration when it comes to changing names.
Code Like A Girl

Code Like A Girl

A personal and sweet story from one of our femgineers on how to build self-confidence in the engineering industry.
The Art Of Swearing In Spanish

The Art Of Swearing In Spanish

Swearing is a great way to learn a foreign language and even achieve fluency. If you ever wanted to swear like a Spanish master, I’ve got you covered with this mini-guide to Spanish swearing.
Hot Tip: Mastering Italian Auxiliary Verbs

Hot Tip: Mastering Italian Auxiliary Verbs

When in doubt, here are four simple rules for when you need to use the verb ‘essere.’
Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Rather than discuss politics around the table this year, make your feast a linguistic Thanksgiving with these word facts about your meal!
What Is Ladino, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Ladino, And Where Is It Spoken?

The language is undergoing a revival, but where exactly did it come from in the first place?
Why Swearing In A Different Language Is So Unsatisfying

Why Swearing In A Different Language Is So Unsatisfying

Learning expletives in a new language can be fun, but it’ll never replace your mother tongue’s profanity.