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Bilingual Jobs: How Mental Health Interpreters Make Tough Talks Easier

Discussing mental health can be a challenge, but it’s even more difficult when your therapist doesn’t speak your language. That’s where mental health interpreters come in.
Bilingual Jobs: How Mental Health Interpreters Make Tough Talks Easier

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Is Dutch Just A German Dialect? Germanic Languages In A Nutshell

Is Dutch Just A German Dialect? Germanic Languages In A Nutshell

Have you ever wondered why German and Dutch seem so similar? Is Dutch just kind of a German dialect? If you know German, can you speak Dutch or the other way around? Here are Germanic languages in a nutshell.
What Is The Pizza Of France? And Other Questions Of Vital Importance

What Is The Pizza Of France? And Other Questions Of Vital Importance

In our quest to comprehend international food and pop culture, we pose a few theoretical questions.
How To Write The Date In Italian

How To Write The Date In Italian

A brief guide to writing the date in Italian, starting with the days of the week — from lunedì to domenica.
7 Of The Most Memorable Things To Do In Porto, Portugal

7 Of The Most Memorable Things To Do In Porto, Portugal

Have you ever been to Porto? If the answer is no, I strongly encourage you to consider it. Here’s a short guide with 8 things to do Porto.
Is A Language A Dialect With An Army And A Navy?

Is A Language A Dialect With An Army And A Navy?

People choose to recognize languages when they want to reinforce our similarities or differences. In part of the western Balkans, the argument over Serbo-Croatian reveals what people think of languages.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Turkish?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Turkish?

Are you a master of Turkish trivia, or does your knowledge of the language’s history and geography need some work? Take this quiz to find out!
The 10 Most Delightful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent

The 10 Most Delightful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent

We love untranslatable words; you love untranslatable words. Here’s our roundup of our 10 favorite ones.
7 Weird Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of – Just In Time For Halloween

7 Weird Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of – Just In Time For Halloween

Sure, most of us know arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), but what the about other, lesser known phobias? In honor of Halloween, here are some of the most niche fears one can have — along with their terrifying spellings.
How Many People Speak Polish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Polish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Polish has gone from being one of the biggest languages in medieval Europe to nearly being wiped out in the 20th century and back. What’s the status of the language today?
Jargon Watch: Truckers And The Language Of The Road

Jargon Watch: Truckers And The Language Of The Road

When you stop to ‘pay the water bill,’ you might want to fill up on ‘motion lotion.’ Here’s your guide to the fascinating and hilarious world of truckers’ slang.
The One Thing Every Successful Language Learner Knows

The One Thing Every Successful Language Learner Knows

There’s no one, silver bullet that can show you how to learn any language, but almost every successful language learner has this advice to offer.
A Cultural History Of Pumpkins And Gourds

A Cultural History Of Pumpkins And Gourds

It’s fall, which means pumpkins have been shoved into every space they can fit into. How did they become ubiquitous? The history of pumpkins provides clues.
How Many People Speak Danish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Danish, And Where Is It Spoken?

There are fewer Danish speakers worldwide than people living in New York City. Even so, this language is not to be overlooked!
5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn Danish

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn Danish

Danish isn’t exactly a cakewalk when it comes to pronunciation, but here are some of my best pieces of advice for making the learning process easier.
Quiz: Do You Know The Colors In Spanish?

Quiz: Do You Know The Colors In Spanish?

Can you tell the difference between “verde” and “azul”? Test your knowledge of color words in Spanish with this quiz!
The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

Do radio announcers have a specific accent? You bet they do, and it hasn’t always been the same. Here’s a history of radio voices from the 1920s to today.
Improve Your Accent With These 5 Simple Tricks

Improve Your Accent With These 5 Simple Tricks

Language learners often neglect honing a good accent in favor of focusing on grammar and vocabulary — but it’s important to practice your accent too! We explain why and explore some useful tips for improving it.
The 9 Weirdest Things About The English Language

The 9 Weirdest Things About The English Language

I before e, except for in a bunch of random words that don’t rhyme with “neighbor” or “weigh.” English is hard. Let’s discuss.
How To Say ‘Good Luck’ In 10 Languages

How To Say ‘Good Luck’ In 10 Languages

Whether it’s sincere or sarcastic, knowing how to say ‘good luck’ is a useful skill in any language. Here’s a quick guide.