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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.
What Are The Differences Between An Aussie And Kiwi Accent?

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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?
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Portuguese

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Portuguese

Roses are vermelho, violets are azul. Learning the colors in Portuguese will make you feel cool!
How Learning A Foreign Language Makes You Richer

How Learning A Foreign Language Makes You Richer

Among the many benefits of learning a second language: cold, hard, cash.
The History Of The French Language: From The Roman Empire Until Today

The History Of The French Language: From The Roman Empire Until Today

Where does French come from and how long has this Romance language been around for? We investigate.
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 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.
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.
5 Ways To Experience Bonfire Night In London

5 Ways To Experience Bonfire Night In London

What is Bonfire Night — also known as Guy Fawkes Night — and why do Brits celebrate it? Who is Guy Fawkes, anyway?
Introducing Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Introducing Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

This November, Babbel Book Club is reading ‘My Brilliant Friend,’ the first book in literary sensation Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.
The 15 U.S. Place Names That Make Foreigners Snicker

The 15 U.S. Place Names That Make Foreigners Snicker

From Testicles Lake to the Town of Boob, here are some funny U.S. place names that may be considered offensive (but mostly entertaining) to foreign-language readers.
These Are The 12 Items You Need To Know To Understand Día De Muertos

These Are The 12 Items You Need To Know To Understand Día De Muertos

There’s much more to the Day of the Dead than just sugar skulls and an altar. Below I’ll explain the origins of this tradition a millennia in the making, and all of its rich, symbolic elements.
13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

Some foreign expressions don’t make a lick of sense until you learn about their spooky origins.