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How To Talk About Animals In Indonesian

How To Talk About Animals In Indonesian

The next best thing to being able to talk to animals is learning to talk about them. In our opinion, at least.
Why Are Some Cultures More Emotionally Expressive Than Others?

Why Are Some Cultures More Emotionally Expressive Than Others?

We’re gonna have to get clear on what we mean when we say ’emotional.’
8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lunar New Year

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lunar 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.
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.