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Why Does ‘Mother’ Sound The Same In So Many Languages?

Why Does ‘Mother’ Sound The Same In So Many Languages?

The concept of “Mom” is universal — and, for the most part, so is the name we’ve given her. The reason is probably a lot simpler than you think.
5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cinco De Mayo

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cinco De Mayo

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not ‘Mexico’s Independence Day.’ There’s also more to this holiday than margaritas (but we can’t blame you for wanting one anyway).
How To Say ‘I’m Hungry’ And ‘I’m Full’ In 10 Languages

How To Say ‘I’m Hungry’ And ‘I’m Full’ In 10 Languages

Thanksgiving is your stomach’s favorite (or least favorite) holiday! Impress your friends and family by using these foreign phrases during the big meal.
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Person Who Has Everything

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Person Who Has Everything

Some people are easier to shop for than others, but even those who already have all the things they want could use better ways to spend their time.
Find Out Why These Tourists Said No To A Free Yacht And More

Find Out Why These Tourists Said No To A Free Yacht And More

Are these tourists in Barcelona unlucky, or just unprepared? Don’t miss out like they did. Learn a foreign language BEFORE opportunity knocks!
7 Awesome Independence Celebrations Around The World

7 Awesome Independence Celebrations Around The World

From tree-climbing contests to competitive kite-flying, these wacky celebrations of independence made our list of favorites.
5 Ways This App Will Ensure You Impress The Locals With Your Language Skills This Summer

5 Ways This App Will Ensure You Impress The Locals With Your Language Skills This Summer

Want to set yourself apart from the average British tourist this summer? All you need to impress the locals is our app, 3 weeks of learning time, and a healthy dose of tally-ho spirit. This unbeatable combo will make your dream of being able to ask for the nearest pub in the local language a reality!
6 Ways This App Has You Speaking A New Language In Time For Your Holidays

6 Ways This App Has You Speaking A New Language In Time For Your Holidays

Speaking the local lingo is a crucial part of unlocking new experiences when you’re on holiday. Luckily for you, there are 6 ways the Babbel app gets you speaking your new language before you fly!
10 Useful Spanish Phrases For Your Next Vacation

10 Useful Spanish Phrases For Your Next Vacation

Make the most of your trip to a Spanish-speaking country — and avoid getting lost and frustrated — by learning how to say these key phrases.
How Knowing Languages Will Save You Money On Vacation

How Knowing Languages Will Save You Money On Vacation

You scour the web for cheap flights and budget accommodation, but when you arrive in your destination you find yourself drawn to translated menus, organised tours and bars from which English emanates. In this article we discuss how knowing a bit of the native language can both save you money and enrich your experience.