Steph Koyfman - Babbel Magazine

Steph Koyfman
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Articles by Steph
How Did ‘Ciao’ Become So Universal?

How Did ‘Ciao’ Become So Universal?

More importantly, should you be saying it in Italy?
How To Apologize In Spanish

How To Apologize In Spanish

Because over-using ‘lo siento’ just sounds awkward after a while.
Cursing Abroad: Polish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Polish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Whatever you do, don’t say Polish is ‘basically Russian.’
How To Say Goodbye In Russian

How To Say Goodbye In Russian

It can’t be all ‘privet’ all the time.
7 Ways Social Distancing Has Already Changed The Way We Learn Languages

7 Ways Social Distancing Has Already Changed The Way We Learn Languages

Is there any area of life that hasn’t been affected by the pandemic?
6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

Don’t let memories of the dreaded conjugation tables hold you back. Learning a language as an adult might actually be easier — and more fun — than you think.
How To Say Goodbye In Portuguese

How To Say Goodbye In Portuguese

It’s all kisses and hugs on the way out.
How To Say ‘What’s Up?’ In 10 Different Languages

How To Say ‘What’s Up?’ In 10 Different Languages

After ‘hello,’ there inevitably comes a ‘what’s up?’.
How To Tell The Time In Russian

How To Tell The Time In Russian

You can worry about Russia’s eleven time zones later.