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6 Comics To Read When You’re Learning A Language

6 Comics To Read When You’re Learning A Language

Foreign-language comics are a fantastic resource when you’re learning a new language. Here are a few famous examples from around the world!
Introducing ‘Favorite Folktales From Around The World’

Introducing ‘Favorite Folktales From Around The World’

As we settle into the colds of January, we decided to try something new. This month, we’re revisiting childhood by reading folktales from around the world.
5 Famous Fictional Characters’ Names In Other Languages

5 Famous Fictional Characters’ Names In Other Languages

Something about “Käsna-Kalle Kantpüks” just has a nice ring to it.
Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’

Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’

A surreal book that shows us a dystopian future unlike any dystopian future you’ve read about before.
An American And An Italian Discuss Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

An American And An Italian Discuss Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

We talked to one of our Italian correspondents to dig into the language and culture of Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’!
Introducing Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Introducing Elena Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

This November, Babbel Book Club is reading ‘My Brilliant Friend,’ the first book in literary sensation Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.
5 Books To Help You Learn Russian

5 Books To Help You Learn Russian

There’s more where the Pushkin and the Doctor Zhivago came from. Here are five Babbel-recommended Russian books for students of every level.
11 Fictional Characters Who Speak Another Language

11 Fictional Characters Who Speak Another Language

From Harry Potter to Captain America, here are 11 of your favorite fictional movie, TV and literary characters who speak at least one other language.
Introducing Dubravka Ugrešić’s ‘American Fictionary’

Introducing Dubravka Ugrešić’s ‘American Fictionary’

For October’s Babbel Book Club pick, we have a series of essays about the United States, Yugoslavia and being caught between worlds.
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.
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.
Books Across Borders: Q&A With Acclaimed Translator Heather Cleary

Books Across Borders: Q&A With Acclaimed Translator Heather Cleary

We interviewed literary translator Heather Cleary about her work on ‘Comemadre’ and how to raise awareness for translated books in the U.S.
Introducing Roque Larraquy’s ‘Comemadre’

Introducing Roque Larraquy’s ‘Comemadre’

For September’s Babbel Book Club selection, we enter a fictional world of horror, humor and art told in two parts by an Argentine writer and professor.
Introducing ‘The Book Of Emma Reyes’

Introducing ‘The Book Of Emma Reyes’

August’s Babbel Book Club pick is the memoir of a Colombian painter who escaped an impoverished childhood and found success.