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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Netherlands

Forget tulips, clogs and marijuana. The Netherlands has so much more to offer than you’d imagine.
9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Netherlands

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Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Amsterdam?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Amsterdam?

Americans love to visit Amsterdam to see the canals, the windmills and the weed. But the beautiful Dutch city offers a lot more than meets the eye.
How Difficult Is It To Learn A New Language, Really?

How Difficult Is It To Learn A New Language, Really?

We give an honest answer to the question you’ve surely asked yourself, whether you’re learning a new language or brushing up on an old one.
5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn French

5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn French

Here’s your excuse to lounge around and binge-watch television: these French TV shows can make learning the language easier!
5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn French

5 Very Good, Very Specific Tips To Learn French

Fallen in love with French, but still struggling to make yourself understood? Here are our Top 5 tips to learn French, brought to you by one of our French linguistics experts.
9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

9 Delightful Welsh Words You Should Probably Know About

The Welsh language is full of fun, bouncy words that look impossible to pronounce to the average English speaker.
Exploring Mexican Cuisine Through 10 Dishes

Exploring Mexican Cuisine Through 10 Dishes

Discover Mexican cuisine — and Mexican culture throughout the large and diverse country — with these 10 mouth-watering dishes.
Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Ice Cream Around The World: 7 Tasty Summer Treats

Cool off this summer with a delicious dessert from another country. Here’s your guide to ice cream around the world.
The History Of Chocolate: The Bittersweet Tale Of A Global Treat

The History Of Chocolate: The Bittersweet Tale Of A Global Treat

From ancient Latin America to Europe to the world, here’s a taste of the rich history of chocolate and where it stands today.
5 Reasons Why You Need To Speak The Local Language To Live Abroad

5 Reasons Why You Need To Speak The Local Language To Live Abroad

When I first moved to another country, I didn’t realize how badly I needed the local language in order to succeed in my new life. In this article, I’m going to explain some of the advantages of speaking the local language when you live abroad.
Why These Countries Drive On The Left Side Of The Road

Why These Countries Drive On The Left Side Of The Road

Ever wonder why people in some countries drive on the left side while people in the U.S. and other countries drive on the right? We have some answers.
Could We Really Communicate With Aliens Like They Do In The Movies?

Could We Really Communicate With Aliens Like They Do In The Movies?

Considering how often aliens appear in pop culture, very little attention is paid to discussing how difficult it would be to actually communicate with them. Let’s break down the biggest linguistic and logistical barriers to practical alien communication.
Mexican Vacation Cheat Sheet: 20 Spanish Phrases To Know

Mexican Vacation Cheat Sheet: 20 Spanish Phrases To Know

Make the most of your upcoming Mexican vacation by focusing on these Spanish conversation topics ahead of your flight abroad.
Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Does your last encounter with the Klingon language have you thinking, “What on Qo’noS was that?” Worry not: Today we’re breaking down Klingon’s linguistic features into their human language counterparts.
16 Birthday Traditions Around The World That Might Surprise You

16 Birthday Traditions Around The World That Might Surprise You

From having things thrown at you to eating really long noodles, these birthday traditions around the world may take Americans by surprise.
Is It Appropriate To Burp In Other Countries?

Is It Appropriate To Burp In Other Countries?

To burp or not to burp, that is the question. (Sorry, Shakespeare.)
The 6 Best Language And Culture Shock Stories From The Moth

The 6 Best Language And Culture Shock Stories From The Moth

Everyone has one or two culture shock stories. Some people tell them so well, they’ve been anthologized in The Moth’s archives.
Quiz: Do You Know The Proper Names For These British Food Items?

Quiz: Do You Know The Proper Names For These British Food Items?

Britain may not be exactly famous for its food, but it is for its food names.
The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

In this installment, we’re exploring the elusive but definitely real Pacific Northwest accent.
New Mexican Spanish: A Dialect Preserved In Time

New Mexican Spanish: A Dialect Preserved In Time

A look at how New Mexican Spanish formed and why the dialect remains similar to its colonial form.