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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.
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.
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 French spoken in Québec, has its own unique characteristics as a result of its fascinating history far removed from its European roots. Here’s a portrait of the language and its evolution.
The Inexhaustible And Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ Around The World

The Inexhaustible And Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ 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.
How To Speak Australian

How To Speak Australian

It’s not all ‘brekkie’ and ‘barbie.’ To speak like a true Australian, you have to learn to stop being such a wanker first.
How Various International Cuisines Flavor The Local Language

How Various International Cuisines Flavor The Local Language

There is an impressive amount of sausage idioms in German, and that makes an impressive amount of sense.
The Best Of American Regional Slang

The Best Of American Regional Slang

The internet may be homogenizing the way we speak, but for now, we’ve still got ‘yinz’ and ‘jawn.’
Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Why settle for ‘buzz off’ when you can tell someone to ‘become dust’ in Turkish?
Quiz: Do You Know How To Answer The Phone in 10 Languages?

Quiz: Do You Know How To Answer The Phone in 10 Languages?

You had me at hello. Or, wait, what was it you said?
16 Colorful Idioms That’ll Sell You On The Russian Language

16 Colorful Idioms That’ll Sell You On The Russian Language

In Mother Russia, wacky idiom eat you. Here are some funny Russian phrases for current and would-be language learners.
8 Italian Expressions You Won’t Learn In School — Real Slang To Make You Sound Like A Native

8 Italian Expressions You Won’t Learn In School — Real Slang To Make You Sound Like A Native

Even if you studied Italian in school, we bet you’ll only learn these slang expressions on the streets of Italy… or by reading this article. Here are my eight favorite Italian expressions.
14 Portuguese Expressions That Are Essential To Understanding Brazil

14 Portuguese Expressions That Are Essential To Understanding Brazil

Learn these 14 Portuguese expressions from Brazil and you’ll be a step closer to understanding Brazilian humor (and the Brazilian way of life).
10 Useful Spanish Phrases To Make You Sound Like A Real Spaniard

10 Useful Spanish Phrases To Make You Sound Like A Real Spaniard

Sometimes what we learn from books is not enough. Speaking real Spanish means using certain phrases and expressions that you’ll only learn in bars, on the street or in this article.