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Moving Abroad? Here’s Your Checklist For A Smooth Start

What do you need to keep in mind when you move to a new country? Here’s our moving abroad checklist for any and all future expats.
Moving Abroad? Here’s Your Checklist For A Smooth Start

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What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation

What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation

Haiku is a deceptively simple kind of poem. Three lines can hold so many possible meanings.
How To Say ‘Congratulations!’ In 10 Languages

How To Say ‘Congratulations!’ In 10 Languages

For graduations, promotions, weddings and other milestones, here’s how to say ‘congratulations!’ in 10 different languages.
The 20 Most Common Portuguese Verbs

The 20 Most Common Portuguese Verbs

What are the most important Portuguese verbs and how are they conjugated? We’ve prepared a learning guide to help you get familiar with these most common verbs!
Underground Etiquette: Public Transit Rules Around the World

Underground Etiquette: Public Transit Rules Around the World

Please mind the (cultural) gap between the train and the platform.
How To Write The Date In Spanish

How To Write The Date In Spanish

Need to learn how to say what day it is in Spanish? It’s a date! Here’s how to write the date in Spanish, along with pronunciations of calendar terms.
How Australian English Grew Its Wings

How Australian English Grew Its Wings

How did Australian English become distinct from British English? We explore its history from 1788 until today.
5 Tips To Learn Turkish (From A Turkish Linguist)

5 Tips To Learn Turkish (From A Turkish Linguist)

Do you want to learn Turkish, but don’t know where to start? One of our Turkish linguists picks her top tips to learn Turkish, so you can be speaking in no time.
Books Across Borders: Q&A With Acclaimed Translator Heather Cleary

Books Across Borders: Q&A With Acclaimed Translator Heather Cleary

We interviewed literary translator Heather Cleary about her work on ‘Comemadre’ and how to raise awareness for translated books in the U.S.
The 20 Most Common Polish Verbs (And How To Use Them)

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

What are the 20 most common Polish verbs, how are they conjugated, and how are they used? Here’s a handy introduction for beginners!
What Language Is Spoken In Luxembourg?

What Language Is Spoken In Luxembourg?

In Luxembourg, language is a complex issue. People speak many languages in Luxembourg, but do you know which ones? We examine language in this small country.
How Long Does It Take To Learn A Language?

How Long Does It Take To Learn A Language?

There are various ways to estimate how long it takes to learn a language — and when you can reasonably expect to reach your goals.
Gender-Neutral English, Dear? We’ve Been Using It For Centuries!

Gender-Neutral English, Dear? We’ve Been Using It For Centuries!

You’d have to plug your ears, wear an eye mask and enforce a complete media ban to avoid the controversy about gender-neutral language. But is it important? And does English have an advantage compared to other languages?
Why Experts Say This App Is The Perfect Tool For Learning A New Language

Why Experts Say This App Is The Perfect Tool For Learning A New Language

Here’s how Babbel’s expert-crafted language lessons help you have basic conversations right away.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors in Spanish

How To Name And Pronounce Colors in Spanish

Roses are rojo, violets are azul; mastering the colors in Spanish would be pretty darn cool! Here’s a quick guide to el arco iris (“the rainbow”).
How To Ask For The Check In 10 Languages

How To Ask For The Check In 10 Languages

This guide won’t tell you how to split a birthday dinner tab between 12 people without wanting to flip the table in frustration, but at least you’ll be able to get your server’s attention.
5 Binge-Worthy Reality TV Shows From Around The World

5 Binge-Worthy Reality TV Shows From Around The World

Are you tired of all of the reality shows you see on television? Well, maybe it’s time to check out different reality shows from around the world!
The United States Of Accents: Native American English

The United States Of Accents: Native American English

In this edition of United States of Accents, we talk about Native American English, or the Reservation Accent, and where it might have come from.
The Language Detectives: Solving Puzzles With Forensic Linguistics

The Language Detectives: Solving Puzzles With Forensic Linguistics

From the courtroom to the Twitterverse, a look at how forensic linguists use language patterns to solve the world’s mysteries.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In French

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In French

Roses are rouge, violets are bleu; rose and violet are both totally different colors in French, and you’ll learn those, too.