Whether you think it’s ‘rural’ or ‘fünfhundertfünfundfünfzig,’ the most difficult word to pronounce is mostly relative to where you’re sitting.
This month: Cupid attempts to shatter the language barrier. Also, how to avoid pronouncing “years” like “anuses” in Italian.
Whether you’re learning English as a second language or struggling to nail your French accent, there’s a wrong way to approach pronunciation, and it might be tripping you up.
Ask Babs: I Corrected My Friend’s Pronunciation At Dinner, And Now He’s Mad. How Does One Keep It Classy In These Situations?
This month: walking the fine line between ‘smug jerk’ and ‘enabler of bad pronunciation.’ Also, a married person (shockingly) stresses about her in-laws.
We all know how it feels to crave bœuf bourguignon at a swanky restaurant but not know how to pronounce it. Here, our experts show you how.
Pronouncing English words like “hyperbole” or “plough” can give even native speakers trouble. The International Phonetic Alphabet started out as an attempt to help navigate these murky spelling waters, and became a project with global scope. It aims to reproduce all existing sounds in language.
We chose the most difficult Italian words we could find and asked people learning Italian to pronounce them. Follow our pronunciation tips, and we bet you’ll do better than they did.
French pronunciation can be hard for non-native speakers, as this video proves. But don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of pronunciation tips to make it easier.
Babbel commissioned leading U.S and U.K. organizations of captioning professionals to identify the words in 2016 that proved the most challenging for newscasters to pronounce correctly.
What the heck are those mysterious dots hovering over words in the language you are learning? Don’t be alarmed — those funny little diacritic marks are umlauts (or diaereses), and they’re here to help.
Have you ever wondered how to pronounce “armadillo” in Spanish? Or how to roll the tricky R? Follow these simple guidelines for pronouncing Spanish words, and you’ll be a pro in no time. How do you compare to the people in the video?