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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
How To Ask Someone Out In Italian

How To Ask Someone Out In Italian

When the moon hits your eye and you smoothly deploy a pick-up line in Italian, that’s amore.
How To Talk About The Home In Portuguese

How To Talk About The Home In Portuguese

At some point in your language learning journey, you might need to tell your friends to gather in the kitchen.
Why Hungarian Is So Difficult To Learn (And Why You Should Learn It Anyway)

Why Hungarian Is So Difficult To Learn (And Why You Should Learn It Anyway)

We spoke to one of the owners of the only Hungarian bookstore in the United States about the complexity and the value of this isolated language.
Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Is Climate Change Accelerating Language Loss?

Biological diversity and linguistic diversity are linked in ways that might surprise you.
What Does An Interpreter Do, And How Do You Become One?

What Does An Interpreter Do, And How Do You Become One?

It’s wonderful to have your sights set on working for the UN, but you’ve also got a lot of other options if you’re thinking about becoming an interpreter.
How To Compliment Someone In Turkish

How To Compliment Someone In Turkish

You never know when you might feel like being nice.
A Few Of The Most Famous Celebrity Language Fails

A Few Of The Most Famous Celebrity Language Fails

Native Spanish speakers aside, who amongst us hasn’t faked the words to “Despacito”?
The Shakespeares Of Other Languages

The Shakespeares Of Other Languages

Shakespeare didn’t just contribute substantially to many a school’s required reading list — he also left an indelible mark on the English language. Who are some other writers who had a foundational impact on their language?