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Nuno Marques - Babbel Magazine

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Nuno Marques
Nuno is a puppeteer and scriptwriter who spends his time twiddling his thumbs inside and outside puppets' heads. He enjoys daydreaming, biking in Berlin and opera. Some of his best friends are made of felt and foam!
Articles by Nuno
What Are The Least Spoken Languages In The World?

What Are The Least Spoken Languages In The World?

There are many endangered languages in the world — languages spoken by a small group of people or even only one person. Here’s what’s being done to save them from the brink of extinction.
Cants And Anti-Languages: The Hidden World Of Secret Languages

Cants And Anti-Languages: The Hidden World Of Secret Languages

Sometimes languages aren’t meant to be understood.
What’s The Difference Between Portuguese In Brazil And In Portugal?

What’s The Difference Between Portuguese In Brazil And In Portugal?

Are Brazilian and European Portuguese two different languages, or two sides of the same coin?
Which Are The Most Multilingual Countries In The World?

Which Are The Most Multilingual Countries In The World?

These 7 countries are home to almost a third of the world’s languages! And which country is the most multilingual on Earth? Here’s a hint: its entire population is the size of New York City’s!
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.
How Is Spanish In Spain Different From Spanish In Latin America?

How Is Spanish In Spain Different From Spanish In Latin America?

Is the Spanish spoken across Latin America significantly different from the Spanish spoken in Spain? Does it change from country to country? We consulted native Spanish speakers from six Spanish-speaking countries to find out.
31 English Words That Are Actually French

31 English Words That Are Actually French

It’s estimated that 30 percent of English words come from French, but you probably don’t recognize all of them.
The Alphabets And Writing Systems Of The World

The Alphabets And Writing Systems Of The World

Writing has been around for over 5000 years, but there is a wider variety of unique writing systems than you might think.
9 Harmless Words That Started As Offensive Insults

9 Harmless Words That Started As Offensive Insults

These common terms today started out as pretty vicious attacks.