An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins
What is etymology, and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words’ delightfully convoluted backstories.
German Basics: Resources For Language Learners
Everything we’ve ever written about German, all in one place.
7 Twitter Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning German
Who better to learn from than a curmudgeonly satire version of Angela Merkel?
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns
The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
Why Do Some Languages Have A Formal ‘You’?
In Spanish it’s ‘tú’ and ‘usted,’ in French ‘tu’ and ‘vous,’ and that’s just the start.
How To Talk About Free Time In German
Whether you spend your free time playing instruments or exercising at the gym, learn how to talk about it in German!
What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?
Every language borrows from others to some extent. But it’s not always appreciated.
Naming The Parts Of The Body In German
There are non-clinical uses for this vocabulary too, you know.
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!
All In The Language Family: The Germanic Languages
Which languages belong to the Germanic language family, and how similar are they today? An expert explains.
Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?
In the English language, ‘love’ is a catch-all term for many different kinds of feelings. This is only partly why English speakers are so comfortable slinging it around.