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8 Football Idioms From Around The World

8 Football Idioms From Around The World

These are guaranteed to win you some extra brownie points (or beers) the next time you watch a game.
An Introduction To The Japanese Language

An Introduction To The Japanese Language

The Japanese language is as interesting as it is intimidating to new learners.
How To Talk About The Home In French

How To Talk About The Home In French

You’ll eventually need to talk about something else besides the fainting couch.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Gymnastics

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Gymnastics

Before it became a startup buzzword, ‘pivot’ was something gymnasts did.
A Guide To The Many, Many Sports Idioms Of English

A Guide To The Many, Many Sports Idioms Of English

Even if you’ve spoken English your whole life, you might be surprised by the origins of these phrases.
Why Is French Spoken In Belgium?

Why Is French Spoken In Belgium?

There’s a lot going on in Belgium, linguistically speaking.
33 American Movies With Hilarious Titles In Other Languages

33 American Movies With Hilarious Titles In Other Languages

When film titles get translated into other languages, the results can get downright weird.
The Etymology Of Sporting Event Names

The Etymology Of Sporting Event Names

From Ancient Greek to French, English, and Japanese, sports lexicon reflects a number of different linguistic influences.
11 Weird Sports From Around The World

11 Weird Sports From Around The World

We’re using the word “sport” loosely here.
How To Cheer For Your Sports Team In Six Languages

How To Cheer For Your Sports Team In Six Languages

Blend in with the crowds by learning the proper way to cheer for teams around the world.
Language And Football: How The Beautiful Game Became Multilingual, And How The Players Cope

Language And Football: How The Beautiful Game Became Multilingual, And How The Players Cope

Football teams feature a wonderfully diverse array of players. In this multilingual environment, how do players understand one another?
Why Is Germany Called Deutschland?

Why Is Germany Called Deutschland?

Since we’re on the topic, why is it called all those other things too?
31 English Words That Are Actually French

31 English Words That Are Actually French

It’s estimated that 30 percent of English words come from French, but you probably don’t recognize all of them.
20 Swiss French Expressions To Know Before Visiting Switzerland

20 Swiss French Expressions To Know Before Visiting Switzerland

Switzerland: the chocolate, the cheese, the cows, the mountains… and the multilingualism.
Who Are The Most Multilingual Athletes In The World?

Who Are The Most Multilingual Athletes In The World?

Agility doesn’t only count on the court.
A World Tour Of Athletics: The Most Popular Sports By Country

A World Tour Of Athletics: The Most Popular Sports By Country

Spoiler: association football (or soccer) is by far the most common choice.
The Buzzy History Of Spelling Bees

The Buzzy History Of Spelling Bees

Strangely enough, spelling bees weren’t named after the insect.