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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.
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.
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.
Quiz: Do You Know Where These National Dishes Come From?

Quiz: Do You Know Where These National Dishes Come From?

Almost every country has a national dish that represents its cuisine, with some that are a lot more obvious than others.
10 US Politicians Who Speak A Foreign Language

10 US Politicians Who Speak A Foreign Language

Many politicians have attempted to speak another language, and many have failed.
Could We Really Communicate With Aliens Like They Do In The Movies?

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

Let’s break down the biggest linguistic and logistical barriers to practical alien communication.
4 Sci-Fi Universal Translators (And 1 Possibly Real One)

4 Sci-Fi Universal Translators (And 1 Possibly Real One)

Telepathy would make the whole translation thing a lot easier.
What Can Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Human-Alien Communication?

What Can Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Human-Alien Communication?

As it turns out, movies about aliens often end up being movies about humans.
10 Old English Words That Might Be Worth Reclaiming

10 Old English Words That Might Be Worth Reclaiming

I don’t mean to be unmannerly, m’lady — it’s just that thy callipygian form arrests me.
10 Insults From The Past That Deserve A Comeback

10 Insults From The Past That Deserve A Comeback

What rude words, insults and phrases would you hear if you went back in time?
How To Talk Like A Pirate On Talk Like A Pirate Day

How To Talk Like A Pirate On Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avoid seeming like a landlubber by learning some authentic piratical lingo.
Gr8 Texting Slang In Six Different Languages

Gr8 Texting Slang In Six Different Languages

Don’t give in to FOMO. Just read this article instead to learn how people are texting around the world.
The Top 10 Translation Fails Of Historic Proportions

The Top 10 Translation Fails Of Historic Proportions

These mistranslation mishaps are a blast from the past!
Which Language Should You Learn?

Which Language Should You Learn?

Here are a few unconventional ideas to help you narrow down your list of languages to learn.