Asia

What Language Is Spoken In Thailand?

What Language Is Spoken In Thailand?

There’s Thai. And then there are the other 72 languages.
Do Other Countries Have Their Own Version Of The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Do Other Countries Have Their Own Version Of The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Starbucks makes a lot of other seasonal drinks that are only available in certain markets. How well do they actually reflect the local culture though?
What Causes A Language To Die?

What Causes A Language To Die?

The death of a language is a loss to the world. But more important than mourning is understanding how and why these languages are lost.
Why Does The Slav Squat?

Why Does The Slav Squat?

Do people squat differently in certain parts of the world? More importantly: has Western culture rendered our calf muscles weak and ineffectual?
What Language Is Spoken In The Philippines?

What Language Is Spoken In The Philippines?

With 183 living languages to speak of, the Philippines is one of the most linguistically diverse countries on the planet.
7 Fun Pokemon Names In Other Languages

7 Fun Pokemon Names In Other Languages

What’s your favorite Pokemon’s name in another language?
Introducing Can Xue’s ‘Love In The New Millennium’

Introducing Can Xue’s ‘Love In The New Millennium’

Love is all around! As well as paranoia. And informants. And magical herbal medicine. And people who sing like cicadas.
Introducing Han Kang’s ‘The White Book’

Introducing Han Kang’s ‘The White Book’

This month, we’re reading Han Kang’s ‘The White Book,’ an exploration of life and death in which each chapter focuses on a different (white) object.
What Language Is Spoken In Singapore?

What Language Is Spoken In Singapore?

We’ll give you a hint: there are more than one.
What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation

What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation

Haiku is a deceptively simple kind of poem. Three lines can hold so many possible meanings.
7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

American barbecue may be the most famous, but the United States isn’t the only country that prepares delicious meat dishes.
Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Elaine Castillo’s debut novel is a touching story about a Filipino-American family, and it doesn’t shy away from using the character’s native languages.
Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Are you an ambitious language learner who wants to travel to places where you won’t be able to use English as a crutch? Take note.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

Here are just a few facts about the massive celebration that is Chinese New Year, which is celebrated by over a billion people around the world.