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Claire Larkin
Claire Larkin was born and raised in Arizona before jumping ship and moving to Berlin in 2017. While she studied political science and history in university, she now spends her time writing and editing for Babbel Magazine. In her free time, Claire likes to watch all kinds of science fiction, give astrology readings, and hoard wool to stay warm during German winters.
Articles by Claire
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.
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.
How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

Traveling to Russia this summer for soccer festivities? Babbel is releasing new lessons to help you learn Russian for your trip!
Do You Really Speak A Language Better When You’re Drunk?

Do You Really Speak A Language Better When You’re Drunk?

Do you really speak a second language better when you’re drunk? Or are you just overconfident about your abilities? We looked at science, as well as conducted our own case study, to find the answers.
11 Times To Take Your Language Learning Offline

11 Times To Take Your Language Learning Offline

Yes, wireless internet connection is amazing, but regrettably it’s not available all the time. Here are our Top 11 times to take your language learning offline with the Babbel App.
How To Date A Parisian

How To Date A Parisian

Paris may be called the City of Love, but its dating culture can be intimidating for outsiders to break into. Here at Babbel, we sat down with some of our very own Parisian colleagues for their best tips and tricks on dating in Paris. Keep reading to discover their Do’s and Don’ts.
How Speaking The Local Language Upgrades Your Travel Experience

How Speaking The Local Language Upgrades Your Travel Experience

Whether you’re an experienced adventurer or a first-time global traveler, learning the local language of your destination can have a real impact on your trip. Here are our top reasons why having another language under your belt upgrades your experience abroad.
The 13 Most Useful Phrases For Traveling Around Europe

The 13 Most Useful Phrases For Traveling Around Europe

If you’re going to Europe and plan on visiting multiple countries, how do you decide what phrases to learn? Which are the most important? Here we break down the 13 most useful phrases for traveling around Europe, and translate them into the six most common European languages.
How To Get A Date In Mexico City

How To Get A Date In Mexico City

We sat down with a few of our colleagues from Mexico City in order to get their insider tips on dating in the capital city. Keep reading to find out about Mexico City’s dating culture and how to find your own amor.