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Natali Lekka
Natali is originally from Athens, Greece and now works as a freelance writer and Greek translator in the UK. Follow her on Twitter.
Articles by Natali
What Is Kashubian, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Kashubian, And Where Is It Spoken?

It may sound like the name of a rock band, but it’s an actual living, breathing language spoken in Kashubia (Gdańsk), in the historic Eastern Pomerania region of Poland.
The Differences Between French And Martinique’s French Creole

The Differences Between French And Martinique’s French Creole

French may be the official language of Martinique but the Martinicans’ mother-tongue is Martinican Creole, a language largely based on French but totally incomprehensible by ‘les Métropolitains’ in mainland France.
Straight Outta Rinkeby: Multi-Ethnolects Created By Immigrants In Scandinavia

Straight Outta Rinkeby: Multi-Ethnolects Created By Immigrants In Scandinavia

Svenska (Swedish) may be the official language of Sweden but Rinkebysvenska is the language of immigrant communities and the forward-thinking youth. Here’s what Scandinavia’s multi-ethnolects can teach us about communication and culture.
7 Everyday Roman Expressions You Need To Learn Before You Visit Rome

7 Everyday Roman Expressions You Need To Learn Before You Visit Rome

Why don’t you do like the Romans do and speak the local lingo: the Italian dialect of Romanesco?
The Most Romantic Language? Turkish For Lovers

The Most Romantic Language? Turkish For Lovers

Are you getting ready for a date and want to impress your beloved by whispering sweet nothings in a foreign language? Forget French or Italian. Find out why Turkish could be the world’s most romantic language.
6 Of The UK’s Funniest Place Names, And The Stories Behind Them

6 Of The UK’s Funniest Place Names, And The Stories Behind Them

From Shitterton to Pity Me to Brokenwind and Dull, the Brits are known the world over for their wicked sense of humor. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the names they have given to their towns and villages. As a small taster, here are just six of them.
Nadsat — The Cryptic Language Of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (And How Russian Can Help You Understand It)

Nadsat — The Cryptic Language Of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (And How Russian Can Help You Understand It)

Have you always wanted to know what Alex and his droogs are saying in A Clockwork Orange? Read on to find out how Russian can help you crack that code.
5 Hybrid Languages That Transcend Borders

5 Hybrid Languages That Transcend Borders

What are interlanguages and why are they so fascinating? Interlanguages open up a whole new world of communication, cultural identity and trade.
The Art Of Swearing In Spanish

The Art Of Swearing In Spanish

Swearing is a great way to learn a foreign language and even achieve fluency. If you ever wanted to swear like a Spanish master, I’ve got you covered with this mini-guide to Spanish swearing.