John-Erik Jordan - Babbel Magazine
Articles by John-Erik
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
The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
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
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?
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
So you love soccer but do you know what a “pigeon without wings” is? Learn this and many other football sayings
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
Are these tourists in Barcelona unlucky, or just unprepared? Don’t miss out like they did. Learn a foreign language BEFORE opportunity knocks!
7 Ways To Express Amazement In Spanish (In 7 Of The Most Amazing Places In South America)
South America is home to so many amazing places that you’ll run out of ways to say “amazing” pretty fast. Use these local phrases so you can be gobsmacked like a pro.