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9 Surprising Polyglots Throughout History

9 Surprising Polyglots Throughout History

Cleopatra, James Joyce, Ho Chi Minh and other historical figures who added “polyglot” to their long list of accomplishments.
Quiz: Where Is Your Ideal Summer Vacation Spot?

Quiz: Where Is Your Ideal Summer Vacation Spot?

It’s finally nice out where you live, and that means it’s time to go somewhere else. This quiz will help you pick your ideal summer vacation spot.
Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Cool off this summer with a delicious dessert from another country. Here’s your guide to ice cream around the world.
What Language Is Spoken In Jamaica?

What Language Is Spoken In Jamaica?

Though English is technically the official language, Jamaica is home to a unique linguistic legacy unlike any other in the world.
How To Talk About The Weather In Indonesian

How To Talk About The Weather In Indonesian

It’s always sunny in Indonesia. Except during the Monsoon season.
Old Norse: The Language Of Ancient Scandinavia

Old Norse: The Language Of Ancient Scandinavia

What is Old Norse, where did it come from, and does any of it survive today? One of our linguistics experts tells the story of this Scandinavian language.
5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Swedish

5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Swedish

There’s a lot of good Swedish TV out there, and not all of it is crime shows!
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Astrology

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Astrology

Conjunction schmunction, what’s your planetary function?
Which Language Is Spoken In Ireland?

Which Language Is Spoken In Ireland?

That’s actually a trick question — and English is only one piece of the puzzle.
Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Swedish?

Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Swedish?

Count down to the helgen (weekend) by learning the Swedish weekdays! Take this quiz to see how much you already know.
How To Talk About Food And Drink In Dutch

How To Talk About Food And Drink In Dutch

We’re not saying food is the only reason to go to the Netherlands, but it’s certainly one of the main ones.
What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

What Is Bastille Day, And Why Do The French Celebrate It?

Celebrating revolution with fireworks, parades and parties? You might think you’re in the United States if you’re not paying attention…
How This Language App Takes You From Beginner to Conversational In Just 15 Minutes A Day

How This Language App Takes You From Beginner to Conversational In Just 15 Minutes A Day

Using Babbel’s app for 15 minutes daily can help you have basic conversations in a new language in just three weeks.
Learning With Music: Babbel’s Beginner Spanish Playlist

Learning With Music: Babbel’s Beginner Spanish Playlist

Check out our playlist, and follow along with our guide to pick up some language and cultural tips!
All About That Basque: The History And Mystery Of Europe’s Most Isolated Language

All About That Basque: The History And Mystery Of Europe’s Most Isolated Language

Try as we might, we still can’t piece together a conclusive origin story for Northern Spain’s distinctive language.
Crossword: How Much Do You Know About The Italian Language?

Crossword: How Much Do You Know About The Italian Language?

You might have to think outside the box. But definitely write inside the boxes.
5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union

5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union

Why do the actors in HBO’s miniseries speak with British accents? Was the native language of Chernobyl Russian? Let’s dive into the language and culture questions of this popular show.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Language In The World Cup

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Language In The World Cup

From swearing refs to minority language commentators, here are some fascinating facts about how language is used in international soccer.