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Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Every Harry Potter fan knows about Parseltongue, but which other languages are spoken in the Harry Potter universe? Let’s geek out… erm… FIND out!
Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Does your last encounter with the Klingon language have you thinking, “What on Qo’noS was that?” Worry not: Today we’re breaking down Klingon’s linguistic features into their human language counterparts.
6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson

6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson

We chatted about creating, deconstructing and learning languages with the conlanger who invented the fictional languages you hear in ‘Game of Thrones.’
Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Invented Languages: 9 Beloved Conlangs From Pop Culture

Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Star Trek or 1984, you’ve been exposed to some of pop culture’s favorite conlangs. Here’s a guide.
Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Which languages are spoken in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe? How were they created and what would be their equivalents in our world? Let’s have a look.
9 Melodramatic Soap Operas In Other Languages

9 Melodramatic Soap Operas In Other Languages

‘Immerse yourself,’ they said. ‘Start watching foreign shows,’ they said. Little did they know they’d turn you on to campy foreign soap operas.
6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson: Transcript

6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we chatted about creating, deconstructing and learning languages with David Peterson, the conlanger who invented the fictional languages you hear being spoken on ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Emerald City.’ Here’s the full interview.
Which Foreign Holiday Movie Should You Watch This Year?

Which Foreign Holiday Movie Should You Watch This Year?

Whether you want to practice a language or just want to see every holiday film ever made, here are five movies that are perfect for December.
Quiz: Which Of The Best Foreign Films Should You Watch Next?

Quiz: Which Of The Best Foreign Films Should You Watch Next?

Some of the best movies out there are produced in another language. Find out which foreign film you should add to your must-see list!
23 Ways To Immerse Yourself In A Language Without Going Anywhere

23 Ways To Immerse Yourself In A Language Without Going Anywhere

You can surround yourself with your target language without having to pay for a plane ticket.
Nadsat — The Cryptic Language Of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (And How Russian Can Help You Understand It)

Nadsat — The Cryptic Language Of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (And How Russian Can Help You Understand It)

Have you always wanted to know what Alex and his droogs are saying in A Clockwork Orange? Read on to find out how Russian can help you crack that code.
8 Must-See Foreign Films Of The 21st Century

8 Must-See Foreign Films Of The 21st Century

Babbel U.S. staffers weigh in on their favorite foreign films released in the 2000s. Have you seen any of these movies?
33 American Movies With Hilarious Foreign Titles

33 American Movies With Hilarious Foreign Titles

When film titles get translated into other languages, the results can get downright weird. Here are some of the funniest and most surreal examples.