We notice them in antique shops, on old-fashioned signs in Germany, or – unfortunately – on neo-Nazi paraphernalia: old German typefaces. These fonts are everywhere, but do you know what they’re called and where they come from? We explore some of the history.
Switzerland is home to numerous linguistic communities who have banded together to create a nation where multilingualism is the daily norm. But what exactly makes the Swiss tick language-wise? Read on to find out!
German and English share common roots, but there are tons of false cognates you’ll need to sidestep if you want to avoid embarrassment. Here are 12 of the most amusing (and kinda NSFW) German false friends.
German animals have pretty funny names. Or rather, Germans have pretty funny names for animals. Test your knowledge of German animal names with this quiz!
What are the requirements for acquiring German citizenship? We lay out the necessities for you, as well as follow two Babbel employees on their personal journeys to becoming German.