Articles by Babs
This month: Cupid attempts to shatter the language barrier. Also, how to avoid pronouncing “years” like “anuses” in Italian.
This month: how to dismantle the provincial-archy. Also, a German learner accidentally introduces his love interest as his girlfriend. Can he walk it back smoothly?
This month: how to clap back in any language. Also, the difference between ‘preservative’ and ‘preservativo’ (and how to correctly ask about the nutritional content of your sausage).
This month: an aspiring polyglot talks to the hand. Also, how to swim your way out when foreign curse words land you in hot water.
Ask Babs: I Corrected My Friend’s Pronunciation At Dinner, And Now He’s Mad. How Does One Keep It Classy In These Situations?
This month: walking the fine line between ‘smug jerk’ and ‘enabler of bad pronunciation.’ Also, a married person (shockingly) stresses about her in-laws.
Ask Babs: I Misspoke At Dinner, And Now My French Host Family Thinks I’m Pregnant. How Do I Recover?
This month: what to expect when you’re not expecting (but your host family thinks you are). Also, an introvert struggles with intimacy and German.