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Crossword: How Much Do You Know About Germany And The German Language?

Crossword: How Much Do You Know About Germany And The German Language?

How strong is your German know-how when the stakes are raised — or criss-crossed?
How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

It’s nothing. No, really. It’s fine.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Fashion

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Fashion

Get your vocabulary all dressed up for its runway debut.
How To Say ‘Welcome!’ In 10 Languages

How To Say ‘Welcome!’ In 10 Languages

Roll out the welcome mat for this handy translation guide.
The Stories Behind Common Latin Phrases

The Stories Behind Common Latin Phrases

‘Quid pro quo’ is the way to go — but only if you know how to use it correctly.
5 Compelling Euphemisms In Other Languages

5 Compelling Euphemisms In Other Languages

Some things aren’t better left unsaid — they’re just better left delicately said.
9 Foreign Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smart

9 Foreign Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smart

Want to impress a native with your burgeoning language skills? Keep one of these foreign phrases handy in your back pocket.
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?