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Steph Koyfman - Babbel Magazine

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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
A Cultural History Of The Avocado

A Cultural History Of The Avocado

Delicious as it might be on toast, the avocado has also taken on a massive share of cultural significance since its days as a humble prehistoric fruit.
13 American Regional Slang Terms You Need To Know

13 American Regional Slang Terms You Need To Know

The internet may be homogenizing the way we speak, but for now, we’ve still got ‘yinz’ and ‘jawn.’
The Best French Dictionaries To Use When You’re Learning The Language

The Best French Dictionaries To Use When You’re Learning The Language

Because sometimes, one French dictionary isn’t enough.
What’s The Deal With French Spacing?

What’s The Deal With French Spacing?

Ever wondered why there’s always an extra space before most punctuation marks in French?
Why Does Spanish Use Upside Down Punctuation Marks?

Why Does Spanish Use Upside Down Punctuation Marks?

Maybe a better question is, why don’t more languages use upside down punctuation?
How To Ask Someone Out In Italian

How To Ask Someone Out In Italian

When the moon hits your eye and you smoothly deploy a pick-up line in Italian, that’s amore.
How To Talk About The Home In Portuguese

How To Talk About The Home In Portuguese

At some point in your language learning journey, you might need to tell your friends to gather in the kitchen.
Why Hungarian Is So Difficult To Learn (And Why You Should Learn It Anyway)

Why Hungarian Is So Difficult To Learn (And Why You Should Learn It Anyway)

We spoke to one of the owners of the only Hungarian bookstore in the United States about the complexity and the value of this isolated language.