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How To Apologize In Dutch

How To Apologize In Dutch

One option is to literally just say ‘sorry.’
8 Little, Unexpected Benefits of Learning a Language

8 Little, Unexpected Benefits of Learning a Language

From talking to loved ones in their native language, to improving mental health, here are eight proven benefits of learning a language.
Un Día En Español 5: Surprise At The CN Tower

Un Día En Español 5: Surprise At The CN Tower

In this episode of our podcast for Spanish beginners, Ángela’s life changes forever atop a tower in Canada.
10 Of The Most Translated Books In The World

10 Of The Most Translated Books In The World

Unsurprisingly, children’s books and fairy tales dominate the list.
Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

German has lots of great, specific vocabulary. But don’t believe everything you read.
Meet the Experts: Miriam

Meet the Experts: Miriam

Babbel’s VP of Educational Strategy reveals what drives her and her team to build what has become one of the most successful language learning apps, and what the future of digital learning holds.
The 8 Best Films For Learning Norwegian

The 8 Best Films For Learning Norwegian

Take a break from studying with one of these excellent Norwegian movies.
What Is A Coup, Exactly?

What Is A Coup, Exactly?

Also, what exactly is the difference between a coup, an insurrection, and sedition? There are many terms that fall under the broad label of ‘overthrowing the government,’ but words don’t all mean the same thing.
How To Talk About Family In Swedish

How To Talk About Family In Swedish

Well, you see, there’s your mormor, your farmor, and then there’s your farfar and your morfar.
4 Ways To Learn A Language While Exercising (And Why It Helps!)

4 Ways To Learn A Language While Exercising (And Why It Helps!)

Did you know studying while exercising is linked to more effective language learning? Here are some tips for getting in shape and learning a new language — at the same time.
Multilinguish: Your Brain On Language

Multilinguish: Your Brain On Language

Brains! Language! It’s pretty complicated (but oh so elegant).
Un Día En Español 4: Meeting My Sister For The First Time

Un Día En Español 4: Meeting My Sister For The First Time

In this episode of our podcast for Spanish beginners, Melina describes meeting her sister for the very first time.
Winter Traditions In Sweden And Russia

Winter Traditions In Sweden And Russia

In northern Europe, certain winter traditions are crucial for surviving the dark, cold season.
What Are Fossil Words, And What Are Some Examples?

What Are Fossil Words, And What Are Some Examples?

Sometimes words only live in very specific circumstances.
Announcing the Winner of the 2020 Babbel UK Scholarship

Announcing the Winner of the 2020 Babbel UK Scholarship

“To learn languages that have been systematically considered worthless is a gesture that recognizes the dignity and value of their speakers. It is also a powerful action to decolonize knowledge.”
How To Talk About Family In Polish

How To Talk About Family In Polish

Just in case you ever want to write home to your matka and ojciec.
7 Reasons Winter Is The Perfect Time To Learn A Language

7 Reasons Winter Is The Perfect Time To Learn A Language

The most important reason: you don’t have to go outside.
Un Día En Español 3: Teaching Spanish To American Students

Un Día En Español 3: Teaching Spanish To American Students

In this episode of our podcast for Spanish beginners, Carmela tells us about her chaotic first day teaching Spanish in Pennsylvania.
Seven Waves And Red Underwear: 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

Seven Waves And Red Underwear: 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

There’s more to New Year’s Eve than simply enjoying a few glasses of something bubbly.