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Languages Have Families, Too: A Look At The Indo-European Language Family

Languages Have Families, Too: A Look At The Indo-European Language Family

Did you know that almost every language spoken between Iceland and India has the same origin? That’s the Indo-European language family. Let’s take a look at this extremely diverse collection of related languages.
All In The Language Family: The Germanic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Germanic Languages

Which languages belong to the Germanic language family, and how similar are they today? An expert explains.
Behind The Scenes: Lucy

Behind The Scenes: Lucy

Babbel’s Head of Growth Strategy talks about the importance of market research, taking calculated risks, and being lost in translation.
How Do You Watch Theater In Other Languages?

How Do You Watch Theater In Other Languages?

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s supertitles!
The 5 Best Turkish Books For Language Learners

The 5 Best Turkish Books For Language Learners

Don’t sleep on the big wide world beyond your grammar lessons. Here are five book recommendations from our language experts to help you learn.
How To Talk About Animals In Swedish

How To Talk About Animals In Swedish

Explore the great Swedish outdoors, and make sure you’ve got your animal vocab at the ready.
The Culture Of Alone Time Around The World

The Culture Of Alone Time Around The World

There’s no shame in seeking a little solitude.
What It’s Like To Be Single Around The World

What It’s Like To Be Single Around The World

It depends on who you ask. But some places are better for single people than others.
11 US Presidents Who Spoke Another Language

11 US Presidents Who Spoke Another Language

In celebration of Presidents Day, here’s your comprehensive list of American presidents who could speak other languages.
8 French Expressions About Love From Around The World

8 French Expressions About Love From Around The World

This Valentine’s Day, try expressing your love in French with these romantic phrases from France, Cameroon, Canada, Haiti, Senegal and other French-speaking countries.
Love Songs In Other Languages To Serenade Your Partner With

Love Songs In Other Languages To Serenade Your Partner With

Our language experts created this optimized playlist that can help you woo anyone. Just kidding, please don’t try to do that.
Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

In the English language, ‘love’ is a catch-all term for many different kinds of feelings. This is only partly why English speakers are so comfortable slinging it around.
12 Foreign-Language Love Movies For Valentine’s Day

12 Foreign-Language Love Movies For Valentine’s Day

Love is universal, so why only watch romantic movies in English?
The Language Of Being Single: Terms For Singles From Around The World

The Language Of Being Single: Terms For Singles From Around The World

Please don’t use any of these terms to describe people.
Multilinguish: Language Anxiety

Multilinguish: Language Anxiety

In this episode of Multilinguish, we discuss the not-so-fun parts of language learning — and how to keep going when the going gets tough.
How To Take Yourself Out On A Date In 7 Major Cities

How To Take Yourself Out On A Date In 7 Major Cities

Don’t let the couples have all the fun.
Sharing Everything, Even Language: Stories of Couples Learning For Love

Sharing Everything, Even Language: Stories of Couples Learning For Love

Love makes us do crazy things. And not so crazy things, like learning a language.