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Behind The Scenes: Samar

Behind The Scenes: Samar

Babbel’s newest joiner on the B2B team discusses first impressions and her beginnings in the sales industry
What To Do When You Forget A Word In A Foreign Language

What To Do When You Forget A Word In A Foreign Language

Forgetting a word (or not knowing it in the first place) doesn’t have to lead to a communication breakdown. Here are some tips to keep the conversation flowing.
Quiz: Do You Know Where These English Words Are Originally From?

Quiz: Do You Know Where These English Words Are Originally From?

The history of words is, in many ways, the history of the world.
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.
How To Say Goodbye In Swedish

How To Say Goodbye In Swedish

First you say ‘hej’ — then you say ‘hej då.’
The 7 Best Films For Learning Dutch

The 7 Best Films For Learning Dutch

From a documentary about a young motocross racer to a disturbing psycho thriller, we have something here you’ll enjoy.
Babbel’s 2020 Language Learner Gift Guide

Babbel’s 2020 Language Learner Gift Guide

Almost everything feels different this year, but gifts will always be a great way to show someone you care.
How To Talk About Family In Portuguese

How To Talk About Family In Portuguese

It won’t be long before you meet the whole family.
How Do Other Countries Celebrate Thanksgiving?

How Do Other Countries Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Believe it or not, a holiday for showing gratitude is not uniquely American.
5 Iconic British Christmas Traditions To Look Forward To

5 Iconic British Christmas Traditions To Look Forward To

Every country has strange customs — the UK just happens to pack most of them in around Christmas time. Here are the strangest traditions of the lot.
How To Talk About Family In German

How To Talk About Family In German

The nuclear family is a common model in Germany, but it’s definitely not the only one.
10 Interesting Christmas Traditions From Around The World

10 Interesting Christmas Traditions From Around The World

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to get in a jolly Christmas mood than with 10 wonderful Christmas words from around the world.
The 7 Best Films For Learning Portuguese

The 7 Best Films For Learning Portuguese

Supplement your language-learning with some of the greatest films in Portuguese.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Differences Between British And American English?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Differences Between British And American English?

Americans think British English is weird, Brits think American English is weird, but we can all agree: Australian English is the weirdest.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Polish

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Polish

Polish is a language of survival, literature and, for some, heritage.
What Is Cockney Rhyming Slang, And How Do You Speak It?

What Is Cockney Rhyming Slang, And How Do You Speak It?

Have a butcher’s at our guide to this linguistic phenomenon.
All In The Language Family: The Inuit Languages

All In The Language Family: The Inuit Languages

The Inuit language family: unique, beautiful and hard to pin down.
How To Talk About Family In Dutch

How To Talk About Family In Dutch

Gather the whole familie ’round the table.
Why Is It So Hard To Lose Your Accent As An Adult?

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Your Accent As An Adult?

You can achieve fluency, but you’ll probably always have a bit of that twang.