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Meredith Eriksson - Babbel Magazine

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Meredith Eriksson

Meredith is a typical Australian who likes her poached eggs gooey and her avocado spread thick. Born by the beach, you’ll find her in the water or bathing on the rocks.

Articles by Meredith

What Are The Differences Between An Aussie And Kiwi Accent?

The New Zealand and Australian accent are close, but mistaking one for the other is a big faux pas. Here’s how to keep them straight.

Which Languages Are The Most Beautiful?

Like music, this question is a matter of taste. Whether it’s appreciating your first language or immersing yourself in a new one, there’s plenty of beauty to be found!

Which Languages Are The Closest To English?

Are you curious about which languages are closest to English? We’ve ranked our six closest relatives, and given a little insight into why we’re so similar.

An Educational Crisis? 5 Ways That Schools Fail To Teach Languages

Even the best educators can fall short of providing a great language learning environment to their students. Here are some of the biggest mistakes and a few ideas on how to fix them.

Your Quick Guide To (Almost) Every English Accent

There are dozens (upon dozens) of English accents across the globe, but here’s a quick guide to the most notable.

Australians And Their Confusing Love For American Words

On a spectrum of the English language, Australia seems torn between two worlds: British English and American English. Here’s why, in spite of it all, Aussies love American words.

Why Do Australians Love Abbreviations?

Do you like hittin’ the bottle-o for a tallie before the footy? (If you can understand this sentence, you might be Australian.)

The Ultimate Travel Checklist For Going To Europe

Whether you’re headed to Europe for 2 weeks or a full year, here’s our ultimate travel checklist for going to Europe — made by Aussies for Aussies.

The Down Under Pocketbook: 15 Aussie Phrases And Their Hilarious Translations

Australians have a language all their own. Whether you’re preparing for your next big Australia trip or simply trying to decode a colleague’s funny slang, this guide of Aussie phrases will come in handy.