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Mate, Buddy, Pal: What People Around The World Call Their Friends

Mate, Buddy, Pal: What People Around The World Call Their Friends

What we call our friends reveals so much about our relationships. In that spirit, we compiled a list of words for friends in other languages.
Why Is Sparkling Water All Over Europe?

Why Is Sparkling Water All Over Europe?

Have you ever ordered water in Europe and been gotten a carbonated beverage instead? Here’s why Europe prefers fizzy over flat water (and how to avoid it in the future).
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Amsterdam?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Amsterdam?

Americans love to visit Amsterdam to see the canals, the windmills and the weed. But the beautiful Dutch city offers a lot more than meets the eye.
Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

The World Goes On is a far cry from most modern Western novels and provides a worldview that is very different from the ordinary. This makes it a perfect first pick for our Babbel Book Club.
The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

If you’re in danger of running out of cookie recipes to try this holiday season, here’s a list of 12 delicious cookies from other countries.
Spice Up Your Festive Feast With Christmas Cuisine From All Around Europe

Spice Up Your Festive Feast With Christmas Cuisine From All Around Europe

We got the inside scoop on Europe’s most popular festive food trends from some of the continent’s largest supermarkets.
Gift Guide: 7 Musts For The Luxury Traveler

Gift Guide: 7 Musts For The Luxury Traveler

You may not be able to send your friend on a free trip, but you can certainly buy them something that will make their next vacation a great one.
Gift Guide: 9 Essentials For The Budget Traveler

Gift Guide: 9 Essentials For The Budget Traveler

We picked our favorite travel accessories so you don’t have to spend hours searching for something to give the globe-trekker in your life.
Learn One Romance Language, Learn Them All?

Learn One Romance Language, Learn Them All?

Each of the major Romance tongues requires its own period of dedicated study, but knowing one can certainly help you navigate the rest. Here’s a closer look at how much bonus knowledge you get by learning one of them.
Why Hungarian Is So Difficult To Learn (And Why You Should Learn It Anyway)

Why Hungarian Is So Difficult To Learn (And Why You Should Learn It Anyway)

We spoke to one of the owners of the only Hungarian bookstore in the United States about the complexity and the value of this isolated language.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Scandinavian Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Scandinavian Culture?

Mittens, mugs and chunky-knit socks: ‘hygge’ is the new ‘je ne sais quoi.’
The Tale Of The Polyglot Pope

The Tale Of The Polyglot Pope

When you’re the pope, multilingualism comes with the job requirements.
Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Whether you’ve got a deadly tree-nut allergy or you’re just trying to stick to your paleo diet in carb-centric Italy, here are some handy translations to keep in your pocket.
Why Babbel thinks the UK should stay in the EU

Why Babbel thinks the UK should stay in the EU

With the British EU referendum only a week away, here are the reasons why Babbel thinks the British people should vote to stay in the EU.