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.
6 Clever Examples Of Portmanteau In Other Languages
Isn’t it fun to smash words together and see what results?
Introducing Yoko Tawada’s ‘The Emissary’
A surreal book that shows us a dystopian future unlike any dystopian future you’ve read about before.
We Tried It: Sweet Potato, Banana And Other Unusual Foreign Kit Kat Flavors
Sweet potato-flavored Kit Kat bars? Give me a break!
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
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?
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
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’
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
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?
Fashion varies depending on the country you’re in. So instead of changing your signature look, you can just change your location.
Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?
Virtually everyone in Brazil speaks Portuguese. But what about Catalan, German, Japanese and Tikuna?