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Steph Koyfman - Babbel Magazine

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Steph Koyfman
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Articles by Steph
Do They Really Take Siestas In Spain?

Do They Really Take Siestas In Spain?

Contrary to the popular stereotype, Spaniards actually work some of the longest hours in Europe. Here’s why the siesta isn’t exactly what you think.
German Vs Italian: Which One Should You Learn?

German Vs Italian: Which One Should You Learn?

Where do you see yourself working next: Berlin or Milan?
How To Count To 100 In Russian

How To Count To 100 In Russian

Counting in Russian isn’t all that hard.
How Similar Are Austrian German And Standard German?

How Similar Are Austrian German And Standard German?

As writer Karl Kraus once said, “What distinguishes the Germans from the Austrians is their common language.”
How To Compliment Someone In Dutch

How To Compliment Someone In Dutch

For those days when you feel like sharing some love and kindness.
Spanish Vs German: Which One Should You Learn?

Spanish Vs German: Which One Should You Learn?

Will it be a rolled R or an umlaut for you? There’s a lot more to unpack in a choice like this, but you can always start there.
8 Struggles Swedish Learners Understand All Too Well

8 Struggles Swedish Learners Understand All Too Well

Are you “learning Swedish,” or are you suffering from Stockholm Syndrome?
6 Language-Learning Tools To Put On Your Back-To-School Shopping List

6 Language-Learning Tools To Put On Your Back-To-School Shopping List

Whether you’re still in school or just want to recapture the magic of learning, you can indulge your nostalgia for back-to-school shopping.
6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

Don’t let memories of the dreaded conjugation tables hold you back. Learning a language as an adult might actually be easier — and more fun — than you think.