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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.
How To Ask For The Check In 10 Languages

How To Ask For The Check In 10 Languages

This guide won’t tell you how to split a birthday dinner tab between 12 people without wanting to flip the table in frustration, but at least you’ll be able to get your server’s attention.
The Inexhaustible And Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ Around The World

The Inexhaustible And Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ Around The World

Is the Devil beating his wife, or is it a fox’s wedding? Just about every culture on Earth has a whimsical folkloric take on what it means when it rains on a sunny day.
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
How To Speak Australian

How To Speak Australian

It’s not all ‘brekkie’ and ‘barbie.’ To speak like a true Australian, you have to learn to stop being such a wanker first.
How Various International Cuisines Flavor The Local Language

How Various International Cuisines Flavor The Local Language

There is an impressive amount of sausage idioms in German, and that makes an impressive amount of sense.
13 Of The Best Pet Names (For Humans) In Other Languages

13 Of The Best Pet Names (For Humans) In Other Languages

Who said terms of endearment had to make any sense?
How To Compliment Someone’s Mustache In 13 Different Languages

How To Compliment Someone’s Mustache In 13 Different Languages

Your Movember guide to must-know mustache history around the world. Plus: a handy translation guide to help you destroy cross-cultural barriers and say nice things about facial hair.
7 Everyday Roman Expressions You Need To Learn Before You Visit Rome

7 Everyday Roman Expressions You Need To Learn Before You Visit Rome

Why don’t you do like the Romans do and speak the local lingo: the Italian dialect of Romanesco?
Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Why settle for ‘buzz off’ when you can tell someone to ‘become dust’ in Turkish?
Optimistic Expressions For Your Post-Vacation Depression

Optimistic Expressions For Your Post-Vacation Depression

Do you need more positive vibes in your life? Do you feel like reading something optimistic instead of the usual depressing news? You need some idioms about happiness to cheer you up!