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8 German Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not German)

8 German Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not German)

We chose the most difficult German words we could find and asked people learning German to pronounce them. Here’s what happened, with pronunciation tips below.
The 7 Most Common Embarrassing Mistakes That English Speakers Make in German — And How to Avoid Them!

The 7 Most Common Embarrassing Mistakes That English Speakers Make in German — And How to Avoid Them!

Every English speaker makes mistakes when trying to speak German. We’re here to help you learn from them, avoid the most embarrassing ones and be a better traveler on your next vacation in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
10 Beautiful Spring Words From Around The World

10 Beautiful Spring Words From Around The World

Spring has sprung, so let’s celebrate the end of winter with 10 beautiful spring words from around the world.
What Is An Irish Goodbye, And What Makes It ‘Irish’?

What Is An Irish Goodbye, And What Makes It ‘Irish’?

No, the Irish did not invent the practice of leaving a party without saying goodbye to anyone.
Which Are The Most Multilingual Countries In The World?

Which Are The Most Multilingual Countries In The World?

These 7 countries are home to almost a third of the world’s languages! And which country is the most multilingual on Earth? Here’s a hint: its entire population is the size of New York City’s!
Party Around The World: How To Celebrate Carnival In 6 Languages!

Party Around The World: How To Celebrate Carnival In 6 Languages!

What comes to mind when you think of the word “Carnival?” Colorful ferris wheels, rickety tilt-a-whirls and rigged midway games? Internationally, “Carnival” has a very different meaning. Here’s your guide to the western world’s favorite week of debauched fun.
The 11 Most Common Official Languages In The World

The 11 Most Common Official Languages In The World

Most countries have an official language, but what purpose do these languages really serve?
How To Ask Someone Out In German

How To Ask Someone Out In German

Can you hold your own in an intellectual conversation? You’re already most of the way there! Otherwise, here’s a cheat sheet for getting that cute person’s digits.
Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

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.
Behind The Scenes: Marius (he/him)

Behind The Scenes: Marius (he/him)

Marius elaborates on the impact of Babbel’s internal mobility and development opportunities on his professional growth from Sales Development Representative to Head of B2B Sales Development.
12 Romantic Movies From Around The World For Valentine’s Day

12 Romantic Movies From Around The World For Valentine’s Day

Love is universal, so why only watch romantic movies in English?
6 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn German

6 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn German

Binge-watching television has never been more educational!
7 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning German

7 Podcasts To Listen To If You’re Learning German

Whether you’re starting out or have been speaking German for years, one of these podcasts is sure to grab your interest.
Behind The Scenes: Erika (she/her) & Stephane (he/him)

Behind The Scenes: Erika (she/her) & Stephane (he/him)

Two Babbel Live teachers give us an inside look into how they prep their classes, what their favorite parts are of teaching, and some tips on how one can improve their language learning journey.