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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
How To Obtain German Citizenship

How To Obtain German Citizenship

What are the requirements for acquiring German citizenship? We lay out the necessities for you, as well as follow two Babbel employees on their personal journeys to becoming German.
Do You Know These 5 German Gestures?

Do You Know These 5 German Gestures?

Germans are not known for gesturing wildly, but there are a few German gestures out there! Can you guess what they mean?
31 Things You Can Do This Winter Without Putting On Pants

31 Things You Can Do This Winter Without Putting On Pants

Now that the winter holidays are over, is there anything to look forward to in the gray days ahead? Beat the winter blues by getting cozy at home while still staying productive. Here are 31 things you can do inside on a cold winter day.
8 Words You THOUGHT Were German, But No One Uses Them In Germany

8 Words You THOUGHT Were German, But No One Uses Them In Germany

Which “German” words do you use that would sound totally strange to any native German speaker? Find out, and learn some German grammar along the way!
Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Did you know that in Spain, along with Spanish there are a multitude of regional languages with several million speakers? We’ll take a closer look at Catalan, Galician and Basque.
Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Every Harry Potter fan knows about Parseltongue, but which other languages are spoken in the Harry Potter universe? Let’s geek out… erm… FIND out!
9 Things You Absolutely Need To Do When You Visit Canada

9 Things You Absolutely Need To Do When You Visit Canada

No matter where you go in Canada, here are 9 things you should do when you visit the the world’s second largest country — from ordering a “double double” to living underground to going for a really long drive, eh.
Stop Making Excuses! — 7 Language Learning Excuses Debunked

Stop Making Excuses! — 7 Language Learning Excuses Debunked

You have no time, no money and isn’t the language you want to learn too hard anyway? Nope! These are just excuses getting in your way. Let’s demolish them!
The Weirdest Superstitions From 13 Countries

The Weirdest Superstitions From 13 Countries

There are some things you should never, ever do in different countries (because they’ll give you the worst of luck)!
Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In Game Of Thrones

Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In Game Of Thrones

Which languages are spoken in the Game of Thrones universe? How were they created and what would be their equivalents in our world? Let’s have a look.