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John-Erik Jordan
John-Erik was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a suburb named after Tarzan (yes, really). He's lived in Berlin since 2009 and has been Babbel Magazine's managing editor since 2015. Most of his free time is taken up by unhealthy obsessions with science fiction, tabletop games and the Dodgers.
Articles by John-Erik
The German Animal Names Flowchart

The German Animal Names Flowchart

Animal names in German can be both funny and bizarre due to their lego-like construction. This flowchart shows why.
Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

Spanish and English have been trading vocabulary (and culture) for centuries. Here are just some of the Spanish words in English that you use all the time.
15 Terrifying Boogeymen From Around The World

15 Terrifying Boogeymen From Around The World

This Halloween, get a lesson in supernatural scare tactics from the Boogeyman and 14 of his cousins.
The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?

The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?

What makes a word a swear word? Why do we swear? What happens in your brain when you drop an F-bomb? Straight from Brooklyn, NY: the science of swearing.
Decoding Brazilian Soccer Phrases

Decoding Brazilian Soccer Phrases

So you love soccer but do you know what a “pigeon without wings” is? Learn this and many other football sayings
10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

Here’s some advice from Matthew Youlden, a Babbelonian who speaks nine languages. Let this master guide you through the easy and fun way to learn any language.
This Man Started Speaking A New Language In 7 Days (And How You Can Too!)

This Man Started Speaking A New Language In 7 Days (And How You Can Too!)

Want to start speaking a language quickly? Read how this man did it in only 7 days!
Find Out Why These Tourists Said No To A Free Yacht And More

Find Out Why These Tourists Said No To A Free Yacht And More

Are these tourists in Barcelona unlucky, or just unprepared? Don’t miss out like they did. Learn a foreign language BEFORE opportunity knocks!