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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
Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘U’

Hot Tip: Pronouncing The French ‘U’

On one hand, you’ve got ‘u.’ On the other, you’ve got ‘ou.’
How To Compliment Someone In Spanish

How To Compliment Someone In Spanish

For when you’re tired of just saying ‘me gusta’ about everything.
Hot Tip: Pronouncing The Italian ‘Gli’ Sound

Hot Tip: Pronouncing The Italian ‘Gli’ Sound

It’s a tough sound to master, but you can always fake it until you make it.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Ballet

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Ballet

If your French lessons are making you feel clumsy, you can always up the difficulty level by taking a ballet class.
Hot Tip: Making Small Talk In English

Hot Tip: Making Small Talk In English

Small talk is kind of a big deal when you’re trying to master the nuances of English.
The Anti-Commercial Appeal Of Literature In Minority Languages

The Anti-Commercial Appeal Of Literature In Minority Languages

Some writers toil on works they know only a few thousand people might ever read, but that’s sort of the whole point.
How Many People Speak Catalan, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Catalan, And Where Is It Spoken?

It’s a common mistake to assume Catalan is a dialect of Spanish. In truth, it is very much its own regional language.
Hot Tip: Spanish Tongue Twisters

Hot Tip: Spanish Tongue Twisters

Sometimes, you just need to make things difficult for yourself on purpose.