Babbel Magazine

Decade In Review: Language Trends That Shaped The 2010s

Decade In Review: Language Trends That Shaped The 2010s

We explored the memes, movements and emoji that defined a decade.
How Films And TV Are Saving Endangered Languages

How Films And TV Are Saving Endangered Languages

Can a surge of movies and TV shows protect endangered languages on the brink of extinction?
8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lunar New Year

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lunar New Year

Here are just a few facts about the massive celebration that is Chinese New Year, which is celebrated by over a billion people around the world.
How To Talk About Animals In Portuguese

How To Talk About Animals In Portuguese

Explore the world of animals in Portuguese!
6 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning German

6 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning German

Whether you’re just starting out or have been speaking German for years, one of these German podcasts is sure to keep you entertained and informed.
Slang From The 1920s That Needs To Make A Comeback

Slang From The 1920s That Needs To Make A Comeback

A lot can change for a language in 100 years. Here’s our list of lingo from the Roaring Twenties that deserves a comeback in 2020.
We Asked Thousands Of People About Their Accent In Another Language And Here’s What They Said

We Asked Thousands Of People About Their Accent In Another Language And Here’s What They Said

It turns out that more people are afraid of their accent than they are of flying.
6 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning French

6 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning French

Whether you want some quick grammar lessons or to catch up on the news in French, podcasts are a great way to practice on the go.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Who’s more ‘inside baseball’ than baseball players? Probably politicians.
How To Talk About Your Feelings In Portuguese

How To Talk About Your Feelings In Portuguese

Time to dig deep into your emotions. In Portuguese!
What Is The Schwa Vowel?

What Is The Schwa Vowel?

Schwat’s the deal with the schwa vowel?
Babbel Challenge Week 4: Tackle Smart Goals

Babbel Challenge Week 4: Tackle Smart Goals

This week of the Babbel Challenge is all about the future. More specifically, we’re helping you tackle smart goals in your target language.
A Cultural History Of Borscht

A Cultural History Of Borscht

What’s in a magenta-colored bowl of beet soup? As it turns out, a lot.
What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

What Language Is Spoken In Iran?

Hint: ‘Farsi’ is just what Iranians call ‘Persian.’
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Storms

Squall, bombogenesis, vortex, oh my.
Multilinguish: Into The Conlang Universe

Multilinguish: Into The Conlang Universe

In this episode of Multilinguish, we explore constructed languages designed for pop culture — and for real life.
What The Heck Is TH-Fronting?

What The Heck Is TH-Fronting?

Why do some English speakers pronounce TH-sounds as F- or V-sounds? Welcome to TH-fronting.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Spanish Animal Names?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Spanish Animal Names?

If you mix up ‘perro’ and ‘oso,’ you may get some weird looks at the pet store.
Naming The Parts Of The Body In Spanish

Naming The Parts Of The Body In Spanish

Fill up your cerebro with new Spanish vocabulary.