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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
The Astrology Of Dating In Other Countries

The Astrology Of Dating In Other Countries

Generally speaking, getting a date in Germany requires a very different approach than getting a date in Brazil. Here’s what astrology has to say about this.
Are The Five Love Languages Relevant In Other Countries?

Are The Five Love Languages Relevant In Other Countries?

Do ‘words of affirmation’ and ‘quality time’ mean the same thing everywhere in the world? Truth be told, they don’t even mean the same thing to individual people living in the same country.
The Most Charming Wedding Traditions Around The World

The Most Charming Wedding Traditions Around The World

Thought the bouquet and garter toss was mischievous? Wait til you hear what they do in France.
The Linguistic Origins Of Your Favorite International Cocktails

The Linguistic Origins Of Your Favorite International Cocktails

How do you say “Thirsty Thursday” in Spanish?
Gemütlichkeit, Kalsarikännit And Other ‘Hygge’ Alternatives

Gemütlichkeit, Kalsarikännit And Other ‘Hygge’ Alternatives

Hygge isn’t the only foreign term you’ll need in your ‘cozy winter words’ collection. Come along on this journey through the world’s various ‘hygge’ alternatives.
How To Marie Kondo Your Language Studies

How To Marie Kondo Your Language Studies

Thought you’d seen every possible application of the Kondo method already? Hold my beer.
How Long Do You Need To Study A Language, Based On Your Goals?

How Long Do You Need To Study A Language, Based On Your Goals?

How many hours does it take to learn a language? Well, the short answer is: it depends.
What Language Is Spoken In Singapore?

What Language Is Spoken In Singapore?

We’ll give you a hint: there are more than one.
Babbel Challenge Week 5: Take Time To Reflect

Babbel Challenge Week 5: Take Time To Reflect

How’d you do these last few weeks? Taking time to reflect on your progress is just as important as deciding to start.