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Babbel 30-Day Challenge Week 3: Listening

Babbel 30-Day Challenge Week 3: Listening

For the third week of the challenge, we’ll help you build your listening comprehension skills in the language you’re learning.
How To Talk About Food And Drink In Danish

How To Talk About Food And Drink In Danish

If you learn one word, make it “fish.”
How To Talk About Transportation In Polish

How To Talk About Transportation In Polish

No matter how you like to travel, you’ll want to brush up on these terms.
What Are Diphthongs, And How Common Are They?

What Are Diphthongs, And How Common Are They?

If you’re studying linguistics, languages or even singing, you’ve probably heard of diphthongs. Here’s an overview of what they are.
Jargon Watch: The Language of Theater

Jargon Watch: The Language of Theater

Don’t let anyone tell you to stop being so dramatic.
A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could

A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could

The New Zealand accent is something of a rare gem for linguists, as it was the first dialect to have its entire development recorded on tape. But first the humble Kiwi accent had to survive an attempt from the motherland to thwart its colonial twang.
Do Other Countries Have Their Own Version Of The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Do Other Countries Have Their Own Version Of The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Starbucks makes a lot of other seasonal drinks that are only available in certain markets. How well do they actually reflect the local culture though?
7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning Italian

7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning Italian

Whether you love fashion, food or funny memes, we’ve got you covered.
Babbel 30-Day Challenge Week 2: Writing

Babbel 30-Day Challenge Week 2: Writing

It’s one thing to understand words as they arise on the page, but can you translate your own thoughts legibly?
Cursing Abroad: French Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: French Insults To Round Out Your Studies

French people love the F-word as much as English speakers do. Here’s what else they love.
What Causes A Language To Die?

What Causes A Language To Die?

The death of a language is a loss to the world. But more important than mourning is understanding how and why these languages are lost.
The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

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.
Babbel’s New Look: Here’s Why We Changed The Look And Feel Of Our App

Babbel’s New Look: Here’s Why We Changed The Look And Feel Of Our App

Here at Babbel, we’re always looking for new ways to improve learning for our users. Our Principal Product Designer explains why we updated the look and navigation of our app.
What Languages Are Spoken In Madagascar?

What Languages Are Spoken In Madagascar?

The world’s fourth-largest island has a lot to share with the world.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Irish Accent

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Irish Accent

What is the Irish accent, or are there perhaps more than one? Here’s an overview of Irish English.
8 Italian YouTubers To Subscribe To If You’re Learning The Language

8 Italian YouTubers To Subscribe To If You’re Learning The Language

Let these Italian YouTubers inject some entertainment into your language-learning endeavors.
Introducing Multilinguish: The New Language Podcast From Babbel

Introducing Multilinguish: The New Language Podcast From Babbel

Not multilingual, but language-curious? Explore how language connects us all in Multilinguish, the new podcast from the content team at Babbel.
What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?

What Is Received Pronunciation, And Is There A Better Term For This Accent?

What is Received Pronunciation, and where does this British accent come from? We explore this and other terms (perhaps one we should use instead!).