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Nuno Marques
Nuno is a puppeteer and scriptwriter who spends his time twiddling his thumbs inside and outside puppets' heads. He enjoys daydreaming, biking in Berlin and opera. Some of his best friends are made of felt and foam!
Articles by Nuno
31 English Words That Are Actually French

31 English Words That Are Actually French

It’s estimated that 30% of English words come from French, but you probably wouldn’t recognize most of them. Here are our favorite English words with surprising French origins.
7 Of The Most Memorable Things To Do In Porto, Portugal

7 Of The Most Memorable Things To Do In Porto, Portugal

Have you ever been to Porto? If the answer is no, I strongly encourage you to consider it. Here’s a short guide with 8 things to do Porto.
Does Your Language Affect How You Perceive Time?

Does Your Language Affect How You Perceive Time?

Different languages conceptualize time differently, but is this the result of cultural, historical, and technological development — or of linguistic difference? If words and grammar influence the perception of time, our preconceptions of time as a universal phenomenon are about to be challenged!
Dead Languages And The Man Trying To Revive Them

Dead Languages And The Man Trying To Revive Them

Prof. Ghil’ad Zuckermann is a renowned linguist and scholar originally from Israel and currently based in Australia. He talked to Babbel about strategies for linguistic revitalization and the political issues surrounding linguistic change and preservation.
Rare Syndromes Experienced By Tourists And Travelers

Rare Syndromes Experienced By Tourists And Travelers

Traveling inevitably involves some unpleasant moments sprinkled in with all the excitement — but what if those negative experiences became your whole trip? Here are four different psychological syndromes that are induced solely by wanderlust.
What Are The Least Spoken Languages In The World?

What Are The Least Spoken Languages In The World?

There are many endangered languages in the world — languages spoken by a small group of people or even only one person. Here’s what’s being done to save them from the brink of extinction.
What Is The International Phonetic Alphabet?

What Is The International Phonetic Alphabet?

Pronouncing English words like “hyperbole” or “plough” can give even native speakers trouble. The International Phonetic Alphabet started out as an attempt to help navigate these murky spelling waters, and became a project with global scope. It aims to reproduce all existing sounds in language.
How Can Languages Help You Further Your Career?

How Can Languages Help You Further Your Career?

Languages are an incredible asset for the career minded. Not only do they open doors to business opportunities, they cement trust and understanding between collaborators and strangers. The number of jobs requiring language skills is considerable and keeps growing. Here are some examples!
6 Lost Languages And Scripts That Have Not Yet Been Deciphered

6 Lost Languages And Scripts That Have Not Yet Been Deciphered

What languages did our ancestors speak and what symbols did they write that scholars and researchers have yet to decipher? Are these unsolvable mysteries or will modern scientific and statistical methods provide information about vanished civilizations and cultures?