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Wait, Just How Many Types of German Beer Are There?

Wait, Just How Many Types of German Beer Are There?

So many! And what does Reinheitsgebot mean? We’ll explore all this and more in this overview on German beer.
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Whether you’re forward with love interests or prefer to admire from a distance, there’s a country that matches your style. Try our flirting quiz to find out where you’d thrive!
How The Grimm Brothers Changed German Linguistics (And Fairy Tales)

How The Grimm Brothers Changed German Linguistics (And Fairy Tales)

You probably associate the Brothers Grimm with Grimm’s Fairy Tales and nothing else, but their contributions to language are just as important.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaces

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaces

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.
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
Vacation Cheat Sheet: 20 German Phrases You Need To Know

Vacation Cheat Sheet: 20 German Phrases You Need To Know

Make the most of your upcoming trip to Germany by focusing on these German phrases ahead of your flight abroad.
Introducing Oliver Hilmes’ ‘Berlin 1936’

Introducing Oliver Hilmes’ ‘Berlin 1936’

For July’s Babbel Book Club pick, we’re jumping to nonfiction. This month’s book looks at the human stories behind one of the strangest sporting events in history: Adolf Hitler’s Olympic Games.
How To Host The Perfect German Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect German Dinner Party

These are the recipes and phrases you need to host an authentic German meal. Lederhosen are optional.
How Many People Speak German, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak German, And Where Is It Spoken?

German is one of the most popular languages in the world, and you might be surprised by how many places it’s spoken.
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
Songs To Learn By: A German Playlist For Music-Lovers Of All Kinds

Songs To Learn By: A German Playlist For Music-Lovers Of All Kinds

Between yesteryear’s polka and today’s techno, there’s great German music you can sing along to when you’re learning the language.
A Bearish Language: Book Review Of Yoko Tawada’s ‘Memoirs Of A Polar Bear’

A Bearish Language: Book Review Of Yoko Tawada’s ‘Memoirs Of A Polar Bear’

Yoko Tawada’s most recent book that was translated into English is about three generations of polar bears who struggle with language barriers and fitting in.
6 Foreign Language Memes That’ll Make You Feel More Worldly

6 Foreign Language Memes That’ll Make You Feel More Worldly

Who said international memes weren’t a valid language-learning tool?