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Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Throughout the world, queer people have developed forms of communication with one another that outsiders can’t understand. What are these secret languages like?
The Etymology Of American State Names: All 50 Explained

The Etymology Of American State Names: All 50 Explained

If you don’t know what to call your new state, naming it after a mountain or river seems to be a safe bet.
Spring Traditions Around The World

Spring Traditions Around The World

When it starts getting warmer outside, there are more than a few creative ways to celebrate.
7 Fun Ways To Connect With Your Cultural Heritage

7 Fun Ways To Connect With Your Cultural Heritage

A guide to diving deep into your past, exploring your ancestry and incorporating what you find into your present-day life.
Dead Languages And The Man Trying To Revive Them

Dead Languages And The Man Trying To Revive Them

Prof. Ghil’ad Zuckermann is a renowned linguist and scholar originally from Israel and currently based in Australia. He talked to Babbel about strategies for linguistic revitalization and the political issues surrounding linguistic change and preservation.
8 Reasons To Learn A Language When You Retire

8 Reasons To Learn A Language When You Retire

Language learning isn’t just for millennials — from keeping your mind fit to enhancing travel, here’s why baby boomers should start studying a new tongue.
In New York City, The Dogs Speak Yiddish

In New York City, The Dogs Speak Yiddish

Can your dog respond to commands in another language? Here’s one group’s take on how cultural revival can occur through the small, everyday routines we share with our four-legged friends.
From Survival To Revival: A Q&A With The Endangered Language Alliance

From Survival To Revival: A Q&A With The Endangered Language Alliance

The global movement to resuscitate dying languages has been underway since the ’90s, but in New York City, ELA takes an unusually urban approach to field work.
An Interview With The Founder Of Bookselling Without Borders

An Interview With The Founder Of Bookselling Without Borders

Michael Reynolds, the editor-in-chief of Europa Editions, is on a mission to bring more translated literature to the United States.
Share Your Story With Babbel

Share Your Story With Babbel

It’s your turn to tell us how language learning has impacted your life.
Día De Los Muertos: Phantoms Of The Cultural Subconscious

Día De Los Muertos: Phantoms Of The Cultural Subconscious

For Americans with Mexican heritage, the Day of the Dead is a time to bridge the gap across generations, languages and the afterlife.