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Katrin Sperling - Babbel Magazine

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Katrin Sperling
Katrin (Kat) Sperling was born and raised in Potsdam, Germany and moved to Toronto, Canada after high school. Since her Hogwarts letter still hadn't arrived by her 20th birthday in 2011, she finally had to face reality and went to study English and German linguistics in Berlin. Luckily, linguistics turned out to be just as magical, and Kat is now very happy to write about learning languages for the Babbel Magazine.
Articles by Katrin
The Weirdest Superstitions From Around The World

The Weirdest Superstitions From Around The World

When it comes to superstitions, each country has its own idea of what constitutes bad luck. Just make sure you never do these 13 things.
Game Of Tongues: The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Its Spinoffs

Game Of Tongues: The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Its Spinoffs

Which languages are spoken in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe? How were they created and what would be their equivalents in our world?
Let’s Bust Some Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

Let’s Bust Some Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

Does growing up with more than one language delay cognitive development or enhance it? We dig into some scientific studies on bilingualism to separate fact from fiction.
8 German Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not German)

8 German Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not German)

We chose the most difficult German words we could find and asked people learning German to pronounce them. Here’s what happened, with pronunciation tips below.
German Dialects: The Hessian Dialect

German Dialects: The Hessian Dialect

The Hessian dialect still exists, but it’s not the same as it used to be.
What Languages And Dialects Are Spoken In Alsace-Lorraine?

What Languages And Dialects Are Spoken In Alsace-Lorraine?

The region of Alsace-Lorraine has had a complicated linguistic history.
German Dialects: The Franconian Dialect

German Dialects: The Franconian Dialect

Learn more about one of the most diverse dialects in Germany.
German Dialects: The Saxon Dialect

German Dialects: The Saxon Dialect

The Saxon dialect has a bad reputation in Germany, but what exactly is it?
German Dialects: The Swabian Dialect

German Dialects: The Swabian Dialect

Swabian German is one of the best-known dialects of the language, and it’s also one of the most complicated.