Culture

Easter Traditions Around The World And Where They Come From

Easter Traditions Around The World And Where They Come From

What do eggs, bunnies and chocolate have in common, really?
Why The Swedish ‘Mys’ Is A Must In Your Vocabulary

Why The Swedish ‘Mys’ Is A Must In Your Vocabulary

Because coziness is not just a feeling — it’s an entire way of life.
The Best Of The Past Year’s German Pandemic Lingo

The Best Of The Past Year’s German Pandemic Lingo

Listen, we’re all overzoomed at this point.
The Story Of How International Women’s Day Reached Global Proportions

The Story Of How International Women’s Day Reached Global Proportions

Interestingly enough, it all started in the United States, but it’s less recognized in the U.S. today than in many other parts of the world.
Are Gendered Words like “Mankind” Inherently Sexist?

Are Gendered Words like “Mankind” Inherently Sexist?

When job descriptions like “fireman” or “chairman” are the norm, these words inherently suggest that these roles are geared towards men — not women or gender non-conforming people.
Should Berlin Be A Bilingual City?

Should Berlin Be A Bilingual City?

Official stats show that around 35 percent of the population, or 1.3 million residents, now have foreign roots. Could Berlin be on its way to becoming an officially bilingual city?
Making Space For Europe’s Endangered Languages

Making Space For Europe’s Endangered Languages

“Northern Sámi is, in fact, a living language, spoken by regular people like myself and my family at home. And as long as it’s being spoken, it can never be dying.”
Is Turkish The Most Romantic Language?

Is Turkish The Most Romantic Language?

Forget French or Italian. Find out why Turkish could be the world’s most romantic language.
Hospitality Customs Around The World

Hospitality Customs Around The World

It can be rude to finish your plate. It can also be rude to not finish your plate. It all depends on where you are.
Love Songs In Other Languages To Serenade Your Partner With

Love Songs In Other Languages To Serenade Your Partner With

Our language experts created this optimized playlist that can help you woo anyone. Just kidding, please don’t try to do that.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lunar New Year

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lunar New Year

Here are just a few facts about the massive celebration that is Chinese New Year, which is celebrated by over a billion people around the world.
Anti-Productivity Concepts Around The World

Anti-Productivity Concepts Around The World

How do you say ‘extreme boredom that inspires you to fritter your time away deliciously and ridiculously’ in Chinese?