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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 10 Most Delightful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent

The 10 Most Delightful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent

We love untranslatable words; you love untranslatable words. Here’s our roundup of our 10 favorite ones.
The One Thing Every Successful Language Learner Knows

The One Thing Every Successful Language Learner Knows

There’s no one, silver bullet that can show you how to learn any language, but almost every successful language learner has this advice to offer.
How Many People Speak Danish, And Where Is It Spoken?

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

There are fewer Danish speakers worldwide than people living in New York City. Even so, this language is not to be overlooked!
The 9 Weirdest Things About The English Language

The 9 Weirdest Things About The English Language

I before e, except for in a bunch of random words that don’t rhyme with “neighbor” or “weigh.” English is hard. Let’s discuss.
Why Don’t Americans Know More Foreign Languages?

Why Don’t Americans Know More Foreign Languages?

America is behind much of the world in foreign language education. What is it exactly that contributes to a language-learning culture, and what’s causing our foreign language deficit?
How To Host The Perfect Polish Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Polish Dinner Party

There’s a whole wide world out there beyond pierogis. Not that anything will ever be wrong with pierogis.
8 Signs You’ve Mastered A Foreign Language

8 Signs You’ve Mastered A Foreign Language

The march toward language proficiency usually comes with some sideways and backwards steps. So how do you know you’ve arrived?
6 Books To Help You Learn Portuguese

6 Books To Help You Learn Portuguese

Been slaying those language lessons? Come up for air and supplement your learning with one of these Portuguese books.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Dutch

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Dutch

Roses are rood, violets are blauw; if you can’t yet say the names of the rest of the colors, you’re about to learn how.