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Katrin Sperling - Babbel Magazine

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Katrin Sperling
Katrin (Kat) Sperling was born and raised in Potsdam, Germany and moved to Toronto, Canada after high school. Since her Hogwarts letter still hadn't arrived by her 20th birthday in 2011, she finally had to face reality and went to study English and German linguistics in Berlin. Luckily, linguistics turned out to be just as magical, and Kat is now very happy to write about learning languages for the Babbel Magazine.
Articles by Katrin
German Dialects: The Hessian Dialect

German Dialects: The Hessian Dialect

The Hessian dialect still exists, but it’s not the same as it used to be.
What Languages And Dialects Are Spoken In Alsace-Lorraine?

What Languages And Dialects Are Spoken In Alsace-Lorraine?

The region of Alsace-Lorraine has had a complicated linguistic history.
German Dialects: The Franconian Dialect

German Dialects: The Franconian Dialect

Learn more about one of the most diverse dialects in Germany.
German Dialects: The Saxon Dialect

German Dialects: The Saxon Dialect

The Saxon dialect has a bad reputation in Germany, but what exactly is it?
German Dialects: The Swabian Dialect

German Dialects: The Swabian Dialect

Swabian German is one of the best-known dialects of the language, and it’s also one of the most complicated.
8 German Phrases Native Speakers Never Actually Use

8 German Phrases Native Speakers Never Actually Use

Which “German” words do you use that would sound totally strange to any native German speaker?
What Are The Differences Between Canadian And American English?

What Are The Differences Between Canadian And American English?

Is Canadian English its own language variety? And if so, what makes it different?
How To Say ‘I Love You’ In 10 Different Languages

How To Say ‘I Love You’ In 10 Different Languages

Have you ever wanted to say “I love you” in French? Or maybe in Italian? Or Spanish? Impress your special someone by professing your love in 10 different languages.
What To Do When You Forget A Word In A Foreign Language

What To Do When You Forget A Word In A Foreign Language

Forgetting a word (or not knowing it in the first place) doesn’t have to lead to a communication breakdown. Here are some tips to keep the conversation flowing.