Culture

A Family Affair: The Culture Of Kinship Around The World

A Family Affair: The Culture Of Kinship Around The World

There’s more than one species of family tree.
5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

5 Of The Most Memorable Ghost Stories Around The World

Ghosts! The whole world is talking about them.
13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

Some foreign expressions don’t make a lick of sense until you learn about their spooky origins.
Stream And Scream: 7 Scary Movies From Around The World

Stream And Scream: 7 Scary Movies From Around The World

Step 1: Get scared. Step 2: Learn a language?
Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

The United States has its own particular way of treating dead bodies, but funerary rites vary widely around the world.
7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

7 Fascinating And Terrifying Creatures From Around The World

Vengeful ghosts, cannibal monsters, forest nymphs and frog kings — every corner of this planet is home to fascinating and terrifying supernatural beings.
The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

The Grim Reaper And Friends: How 5 Different Cultures Imagine Death

You’re probably familiar with the Grim Reaper, but do you know about the other symbols of death around the world?
How To Talk About The Weather In Turkish

How To Talk About The Weather In Turkish

Yağmur, kar or dolu, you’ll be prepared for the weather with this guide to Turkish weather vocab.
Behind The Scenes: Masha

Behind The Scenes: Masha

A CRO Manager tells us how she got to Babbel and what challenges she’s excited about.
Behind the Scenes: Yotam

Behind the Scenes: Yotam

An iOS engineer at Babbel talks to us about culture and daily rhythms.
Is Personal Space A Cultural Thing?

Is Personal Space A Cultural Thing?

Boundaries! They’re important.
Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents

Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents

From Egyptian pharaohs with British accents to foreign settings where everyone speaks accented English, the Hollywood formula for depicting “foreignness” or “otherness” relies on some odd and outdated stereotypes.
How Does Fusion Cuisine Arise?

How Does Fusion Cuisine Arise?

Are those Korean BBQ tacos you’re eating the product of something organic, or perhaps a little more hypothetical?