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Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’

Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’

A surreal book that shows us a dystopian future unlike any dystopian future you’ve read about before.
The Sundry Sounds Of Onomatopoeia In Different Languages

The Sundry Sounds Of Onomatopoeia In Different Languages

Just about every language contains words that sound exactly like what they mean. And they’re often quite cute.
7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

American barbecue may be the most famous, but the United States isn’t the only country that prepares delicious meat dishes.
Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

In the English language, ‘love’ is a catch-all term for many different kinds of feelings. This is only partly why English-speakers are so comfortable slinging it around.
2017 Words Of The Year Around The World

2017 Words Of The Year Around The World

Each December, people all over the globe try to find a single word to sum up the whole year. Here are just a few of the lucky lexical items.
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.
Death Cleaning And Other Decluttering Traditions Around The World

Death Cleaning And Other Decluttering Traditions Around The World

What do feng shui, the KonMari method, and Swedish death cleaning all have in common? They’re not just trendy — they also reveal something about the cultures they came from.
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Personal Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Personal Style?

Fashion varies depending on the country you’re in. So instead of changing your signature look, you can just change your location.
Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

Death In Translation: How Other Countries Treat Their Dead

The United States has its own particular way of treating dead bodies, but funerary rites vary widely around the world.
Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?

Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?

Virtually everyone in Brazil speaks Portuguese. But what about Catalan, German, Japanese and Tikuna?
Funny Food Idioms In 13 Languages

Funny Food Idioms In 13 Languages

We’ve collected idioms about food for any situation.