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How To Say Cute, and 8 Other French Words We Love

How To Say Cute, and 8 Other French Words We Love

French has many “why don’t we have a word for that?” words and even more that are just plain beautiful. Here’s a short list of my 9 favorite French words.
8 Spanish Words The English Language Is Missing

8 Spanish Words The English Language Is Missing

The following eight Spanish words have been carefully selected from two years on the Iberian peninsula spent studying the language and befriending its people.
9 Hilarious Untranslatable Words In Other Languages

9 Hilarious Untranslatable Words In Other Languages

There may not be a term for these ideas in English, but other languages have really funny words to express them.
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Fashion

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Fashion

Get your vocabulary all dressed up for its runway debut.
The 10 Most Delightful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent

The 10 Most Delightful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent

We love untranslatable words; you love untranslatable words. Here’s our roundup of our 10 favorite ones.
The Sundry Sounds Of Onomatopoeia In Different Languages

The Sundry Sounds Of Onomatopoeia In Different Languages

Just about every language contains words that sound exactly like what they mean. And they’re often quite cute.
What Is The Ugliest Word In The World?

What Is The Ugliest Word In The World?

Is it “moist”? Is it “pulchritude”? We’ll try to identify the ugliest word in the world, and probably fail. But it’ll be fun regardless.
What Is The Most Beautiful Word In The World?

What Is The Most Beautiful Word In The World?

Is it ‘cellar door’? Or ‘nakakapagpabagabag’? Who decides what’s beautiful, anyway?
What’s The Funniest Word In The World?

What’s The Funniest Word In The World?

A mostly clean exploration of how language and comedy work together.
What Are The World’s Favorite Words?

What Are The World’s Favorite Words?

Babbel’s recent My Favorite Word competition reveals some interesting patterns of which words are popular, and why.
6 Meaningful Foreign Language Tattoos That Will Make You Want To Get Inked

6 Meaningful Foreign Language Tattoos That Will Make You Want To Get Inked

Tattoos symbolize something that is near to a person’s heart. Here are six stories of people who decided to get inked in another language.
Gr8 Texting Slang In Six Different Languages

Gr8 Texting Slang In Six Different Languages

Textspeak is here 2 stay. Don’t have FOMO: read this article to learn how people are texting around the world.
My Punderful Quest For Dad Jokes In Other Languages

My Punderful Quest For Dad Jokes In Other Languages

Corny jokes aren’t for everyone, but try to be o-pun-minded.