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We spoke with Maritere Bellas, author of ‘Arroz Con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children,’ about growing up in Puerto Rico and the importance of learning a language with your child.
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How To Buy Souvenirs That Your Friends And Family Will Actually Like

Selecting gifts for your friends and family is an art. Luckily, we’ve collected the best souvenir ideas and wisdom for you here.
I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

Russian is technically my first language, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to me speak. I used Babbel to jog my memory before my first trip to the motherland.
How To Say Hello In Italian

How To Say Hello In Italian

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Bilingual Jobs: How Social Workers Provide Support Across Languages

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7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

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What Is The Most Beautiful Word In The World?

What Is The Most Beautiful Word In The World?

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Jargon Watch: Pilot Lingo And The Language Of The Sky

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The Real Reason People Over 50 Are So Good At Learning Languages

The Real Reason People Over 50 Are So Good At Learning Languages

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Quiz: Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Australian Slang Expressions?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Australian Slang Expressions?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the slang words and phrases used Down Under!
How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

We have some tips for translating your burning-hot desire to learn into a more sustainable relationship with your target language.
The World’s Most LGBTQ-Friendly Travel Destinations

The World’s Most LGBTQ-Friendly Travel Destinations

Here are the countries and regions where members of the LGBTQ+ community are likely to be safe, accepted and celebrated (as they should be!).
Around The World In 17 Dough And Cheese Concoctions

Around The World In 17 Dough And Cheese Concoctions

The human impulse to combine carbs and cheese is almost universal. Here are a few very snackable examples from 17 different cultures.
The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

Did you know that many Swedish surnames have literal meanings that can unlock their history? Swedish surnames often originate from ancestors’ names or are words that describe nature or even characteristics. Learn how to decipher some famous examples and discover the history behind them!
Why Does ‘Mother’ Sound The Same In So Many Languages?

Why Does ‘Mother’ Sound The Same In So Many Languages?

The concept of “Mom” is universal — and, for the most part, so is the name we’ve given her. The reason is probably a lot simpler than you think.
How Christian Missionaries Created The Largest Language Database In The World

How Christian Missionaries Created The Largest Language Database In The World

Christians went from being very translation-averse to the most prolific translators around.
5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn German

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn German

Are you ready for some serious tips for learning German? We’ll guide you through some very specific areas of German to help you get your head around this complicated but majestic language.