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Are Regional Accents Disappearing In The United States?

Are Regional Accents Disappearing In The United States?

It may seem like people are sounding more and more similar, but this country’s linguistic map is as complicated as ever.
Why Is Language Important?

Why Is Language Important?

This one seems like kind of a no-brainer, but have you ever really thought about it?
The Unexpected Joy Of Being Bad At French

The Unexpected Joy Of Being Bad At French

Alongside my frustration, a surprising feeling emerged. Not discouragement — but delight in my failure.
The Many Benefits of Being Bilingual

The Many Benefits of Being Bilingual

Looking for some motivation to learn a new language? Look no further! Here’s your complete guide to the benefits of being bilingual.
How I Learned Teeline Shorthand

How I Learned Teeline Shorthand

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was little, but no one told me it would require relearning the alphabet.
5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cinco De Mayo

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cinco De Mayo

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not ‘Mexico’s Independence Day.’
20 Vitally Important Austrian German Words

20 Vitally Important Austrian German Words

All German languages are not alike. Here are 20 commonly used words and how to use them in everyday Austrian speech.
How Many People Speak Portuguese, And Where Is It Spoken?

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

Did you know that Portuguese is the most spoken language in South America? Read on for more fun facts about Portuguese.
5 German Slang Words From The 2000s That Deserve A Comeback

5 German Slang Words From The 2000s That Deserve A Comeback

Teenage slang from the aughts is finally old enough to become cool again. Which words have earned the honor of returning to everyday circulation?
The 11 Best Italian Idioms And How To Use Them

The 11 Best Italian Idioms And How To Use Them

The Italian language is not exclusively musicality and hand gestures — here’s a rundown of 11 marvelous Italian expressions that you can use to impress native speakers.
Why Is Most Language Read From Left To Right?

Why Is Most Language Read From Left To Right?

We can’t say for sure, but there are some prevailing theories.
What Is May Day?

What Is May Day?

It’s a holiday that means different things to different people.
How Babbel Kept Students Learning Languages Through the First Lockdown

How Babbel Kept Students Learning Languages Through the First Lockdown

Babbel lived up to its purpose by providing students worldwide free access to its app during lockdown.
10 Spanish Phrases From Spain You Need To Know

10 Spanish Phrases From Spain You Need To Know

Talking like a local is easy… if you know the slang.
11 Bookstagrammers To Follow For Reading Around The World

11 Bookstagrammers To Follow For Reading Around The World

The magical world of bookstagram could be a fun new language-learning tool.
Famous Multilingual Bookstores Around The World

Famous Multilingual Bookstores Around The World

Just in case you needed something else for your travel bucket list.
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.
6 Works Of World Literature That Will Improve Your Language Skills

6 Works Of World Literature That Will Improve Your Language Skills

Babbel teamed up with Strand Books to bring you some of the richest international best sellers (in their original languages, of course).
Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

Book Boats: How Floating Libraries Make Language More Accessible

From the rivers of Laos to the islands of Sweden, these book boats are bringing literature and language to the farthest reaches of the globe.