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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 Linguistic Origins Of New Orleans Food

The Linguistic Origins Of New Orleans Food

When it comes to New Orleans food history, language often holds the biggest clues.
9 Foreign Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smart

9 Foreign Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smart

Want to impress a native with your burgeoning language skills? Keep one of these foreign phrases handy in your back pocket.
How To Count To 100 In Russian

How To Count To 100 In Russian

Counting in Russian isn’t all that hard. Plus, it’s pretty much the only way to defend yourself against the wrong amount of vodka shots.
10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

10 Things Americans Say That Might Sound Weird In Other Countries

Don’t say ‘let’s hang out sometime’ to a German unless you actually mean it.
How To Count To 100 In Turkish

How To Count To 100 In Turkish

Counting in Turkish isn’t hard at all. You only need to memorize 20 words to be able to name 100 numbers.
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Indonesian

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Indonesian

Roses are merah, violets are biru; say those colors a little louder, because we can’t hear you!
How To Write The Date In Russian

How To Write The Date In Russian

Drilling your Russian verbs and vocab? Sooner or later, you’re gonna have to learn how to write the date in Russian, too.
Will The World Ever Be Monolingual?

Will The World Ever Be Monolingual?

At the rate that languages are going extinct, will the future of language ever possibly look like a world where everyone speaks in one tongue?