Idioms

Cursing Abroad: Turkish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Turkish Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Turkish is for lovers. And, as it turns out, it’s for haters too.
Cursing Abroad: Russian Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Russian Insults To Round Out Your Studies

If you like your Russian with a bit of spice, keep reading.
Cursing Abroad: Dutch Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Dutch Insults To Round Out Your Studies

If you want to insult someone in Dutch, you’re gonna have to bone up on your medieval plagues.
13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

13 Foreign Phrases That Are Rooted In Superstition

Some foreign expressions don’t make a lick of sense until you learn about their spooky origins.
Watch What You Say: 6 Peculiar Verbal Superstitions

Watch What You Say: 6 Peculiar Verbal Superstitions

If you can’t say anything lucky, don’t say anything at all.
Other Languages Have Adorable Names For Grandparents, Too

Other Languages Have Adorable Names For Grandparents, Too

Whether it’s Pop Pop or Nani, they’re all dear to our hearts.
How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

It’s nothing. No, really. It’s fine.
The Stories Behind Common Latin Phrases

The Stories Behind Common Latin Phrases

‘Quid pro quo’ is the way to go — but only if you know how to use it correctly.
5 Compelling Euphemisms In Other Languages

5 Compelling Euphemisms In Other Languages

Some things aren’t better left unsaid — they’re just better left delicately said.
9 Foreign Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smart

9 Foreign Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smart

Want to impress a native with your burgeoning language skills? Keep one of these foreign phrases handy in your back pocket.
9 Charming Poop Idioms In Other Languages

9 Charming Poop Idioms In Other Languages

In theory, all bae idioms (or bæ idioms, if you want to get technical about this) count as poop idioms in Danish.
A Brief History Of Québécois (a.k.a. Canadian French)

A Brief History Of Québécois (a.k.a. Canadian French)

Québécois, the variant of Canadian French spoken in Québec, has its own unique characteristics and fascinating history far removed from its European roots. Here’s a portrait of the language and its evolution.
The Best 11 Italian Idioms And How To Use Them

The Best 11 Italian Idioms And How To Use Them

The Italian language is not exclusively musicality and gestures — here’s a rundown of 11 marvelous Italian expressions that you can use to impress the locals.
The Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ From Around The World

The Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ From Around The World

Is the Devil beating his wife, or is it a fox’s wedding? Just about every culture on Earth has a whimsical folkloric take on what it means when it rains on a sunny day.