Language Insights

Spoonerisms, Mondegreens And Other Common Language Errors

Spoonerisms, Mondegreens And Other Common Language Errors

Is that thing you just said an eggcorn or a mondegreen?
What Is An Idiolect?

What Is An Idiolect?

Each and every one of us has our own idiolect. And that makes language all the more complicated.
Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law

Jargon Watch: Lawyer Speak And The Language Of Law

Should you ever find yourself in a courtroom, these words and phrases might be useful.
What Is A Sociolect?

What Is A Sociolect?

Yes, you too use sociolects! In fact, you probably use quite a few.
Behind The Scenes: Héctor

Behind The Scenes: Héctor

A Babbel language expert talks to us about the creation of the award-winning “A Zero to A Hero” podcast, and his transition from the Didactics team to work on our newest product, Babbel Live.
Gr8 Texting Slang In Six Different Languages

Gr8 Texting Slang In Six Different Languages

Don’t give in to FOMO. Just read this article instead to learn how people are texting around the world.
How To Answer The Phone In Different Languages

How To Answer The Phone In Different Languages

Saying “Hello?” when answering the phone is pretty much an automatic reflex, but where did this convention actually come from?
All In The Language Family: A Guide To The Language Families Of The World

All In The Language Family: A Guide To The Language Families Of The World

It turns out, there are a few similarities between a language family and a regular family.
How To Talk About Free Time In Turkish

How To Talk About Free Time In Turkish

Spend some free time learning how to talk about your free time.
Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

Why Do We Use Capital Letters?

You could say that uppercase letters were…a capital idea.
Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Secret Languages, Discreet Loves: How Does Queer Slang Differ Around The World?

Throughout the world, queer people have developed forms of communication with one another that outsiders can’t understand. What are these secret languages like?
LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

How increased awareness and efforts for inclusivity have fueled the evolution of LGBTQ terms and queer language.
All In The Language Family: The Celtic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Celtic Languages

The Celtic languages are pretty much only found in the British Isles today, but were at one point spoken throughout Europe.
What Are The Most Spoken Languages In The U.S.?

What Are The Most Spoken Languages In The U.S.?

Exploring America’s most common languages and the geography and culture of the people who speak them.