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13 American Regional Slang Terms You Need To Know

13 American Regional Slang Terms You Need To Know

The internet may be homogenizing the way we speak, but for now, we’ve still got ‘yinz’ and ‘jawn.’
Our Favorite Neapolitan Expressions And How To Use Them

Our Favorite Neapolitan Expressions And How To Use Them

Heading to Naples? Here’s a couple dozen phrases it might be useful to know.
A Pronunciation Guide To The Norwegian Alphabet

A Pronunciation Guide To The Norwegian Alphabet

Norwegian looks pretty similar to English, but there are some important differences.
The Best French Dictionaries To Use When You’re Learning The Language

The Best French Dictionaries To Use When You’re Learning The Language

Because sometimes, one French dictionary isn’t enough.
The 20 Most Common Verbs In German (And How To Use Them)

The 20 Most Common Verbs In German (And How To Use Them)

What are the most important verbs in German, how do you conjugate them and how do you use them? Here’s a handy intro to German verbs.
Is French Still The Language Of Molière?

Is French Still The Language Of Molière?

400 years after the greatest French playwright was born, the name Molière is associated with the French language more than ever.
Read The World: Books About Rio De Janeiro

Read The World: Books About Rio De Janeiro

If you can’t physically go to Rio, here’s the second best thing.
The 20 Most Common Italian Verbs (And How To Use Them!)

The 20 Most Common Italian Verbs (And How To Use Them!)

With these 20 most common Italian verbs, you can already put together hundreds of sentences without much effort. Here’s where to start your Italian learning quest.
Quiz: Which Language Should You Learn?

Quiz: Which Language Should You Learn?

Take this short quiz — at the end, you’ll know which language is best for you to learn.
How To Talk About The Home In Dutch

How To Talk About The Home In Dutch

Learn a new language without leaving your home! Or something like that.
Unique Languages Of Europe: The Mysteries Of Yiddish

Unique Languages Of Europe: The Mysteries Of Yiddish

Yiddish isn’t a dialect or a jargon. It’s a language all to itself! Tormented by the past, forgotten by the present, Yiddish is a language in danger of disappearing. Let’s see what makes it so unique.
Swedish ‘Hen’ Is Here To Stay: The Success Of A Made-Up Gender-Neutral Pronoun

Swedish ‘Hen’ Is Here To Stay: The Success Of A Made-Up Gender-Neutral Pronoun

For a long time in Swedish, you had to choose between the masculine ‘han’ and feminine ‘hon’ pronouns. The Swedish ‘hen’ is changing that.
Meet Tom-Louis, Babbel’s 2022 UK Language Scholarship Winner

Meet Tom-Louis, Babbel’s 2022 UK Language Scholarship Winner

We spoke to Tom-Louis about his language-learning ambitions, and how he plans to use the scholarship.
Rediscovering Polari: How This Gay Dialect Is A Map Of Forgotten Subcultures

Rediscovering Polari: How This Gay Dialect Is A Map Of Forgotten Subcultures

While Polari was a secret language for gay men, it was originally created out of a multitude of subculture dialects.
What’s The Deal With French Spacing?

What’s The Deal With French Spacing?

Ever wondered why there’s always an extra space before most punctuation marks in French?
Long Or Short: A Guide To Selecting The Right Pasta Shape

Long Or Short: A Guide To Selecting The Right Pasta Shape

Choosing the right pasta for your dish isn’t an art. It’s an exact science.
Why We Change The Babbel Logo For Pride Month

Why We Change The Babbel Logo For Pride Month

As Pride month approaches we wanted to share the journey we went on to create our Pride logo here at Babbel, and give you a behind the scenes look at the discussions that took place before we brought it to life.