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The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

Almost half of the world’s population claims one of only 10 languages as their mother tongue. So what are the top 10 languages of the world? You might be surprised.
The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

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How To Start Speaking French Before Your Vacation

How To Start Speaking French Before Your Vacation

So you want to learn some French for your vacation to France, but don’t know where to begin? Never fear! With these Babbel courses, we’ll have you comfortable and confident in just two weeks!
Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Rather than discuss politics around the table this year, make your feast a linguistic Thanksgiving with these word facts about your meal!
Here’s Why These Teachers Choose Babbel To Learn A New Language

Here’s Why These Teachers Choose Babbel To Learn A New Language

Nobody has as much experience teaching (and learning) as real-life teachers. I sat down with a few teachers, including language teachers and linguists, to find out why they choose Babbel to learn a language.
Quiz: Can You Guess The Language Based On How It Sounds?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Language Based On How It Sounds?

We tested your ability to identify written language. Now, let’s see how well you do at identifying spoken language.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Norwegian

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Norwegian

Roses are røde, violets are blå, here’s all the colors in Norwegian you need to know-uh. With this guide you’ll know the whole Norwegian regnbue (rainbow)!
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Polish?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Polish?

Do you know where Polish is spoken or which language family it’s part of? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the language’s history and geography.
How To Count To 100 In Portuguese

How To Count To 100 In Portuguese

Learning how to count to 100 in Portuguese is as easy as um, dois, três. Plus another 97 Portuguese numbers after that, of course.
The 9 Most Common Adjectives In Spanish

The 9 Most Common Adjectives In Spanish

Learning the most common adjectives in Spanish can help you differentiate between things, whether they be grande or pequeño. Here’s a few to get you going!
What Are The Differences Between An Aussie And Kiwi Accent?

What Are The Differences Between An Aussie And Kiwi Accent?

The New Zealand and Australian accent are close, but mistaking one for the other is a big faux pas. Here’s how to keep them straight.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About English?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About English?

There’s so much more to a language beyond just the basics of vocab and grammar. Take our English language quiz to see how well you know English.
What Is Black Friday, And Where Is It Celebrated?

What Is Black Friday, And Where Is It Celebrated?

The story behind the crowds: your guide to the history of Black Friday and who takes part in it around the world.
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
Where Is Cursive Used Around The World?

Where Is Cursive Used Around The World?

Cursive writing may be disappearing from American schools, but it can still be found in many other places around the world.
The Trickiest Aspects Of Dutch Pronunciation And How To Master Them

The Trickiest Aspects Of Dutch Pronunciation And How To Master Them

How do you master tricky Dutch pronunciation? We have a few tips (and a fun video)!
The Forgotten Yat (And Other Extinct Letters)

The Forgotten Yat (And Other Extinct Letters)

Ever wonder what old alphabets used to look like? Hint: many of them contain letters we no longer use today.
Here Are The 10 Most Quintessential And Relatable Fall Words

Here Are The 10 Most Quintessential And Relatable Fall Words

There’s no season quite as poignant as autumn, with its gradual and beautiful transformation of nature. Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and settle in — it’s time to share our favorite fall words.
How To Ask ‘How Are You?’ In 10 Languages

How To Ask ‘How Are You?’ In 10 Languages

Meet new people and initiate friendly small talk by learning how to ask ‘how are you?’ in the local language.
How Hard Is It To Learn German?

How Hard Is It To Learn German?

Are you inexplicably drawn to the German accent? Or perhaps just a little curious about what an “Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher” is? Whatever your motivation, here’s the lowdown on how hard it is to learn German.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Voting In Other Countries

Some are practical, others just sound like fun — here are seven facts about voting in other countries that help increase voter turnout and make Election Day even more exciting.