Pronunciation

7 Turkish Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Turkish)

7 Turkish Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Turkish)

Is this really the same Latin alphabet you grew up with? Let’s discuss.
These Are America’s Most Mispronounced Words Of 2019

These Are America’s Most Mispronounced Words Of 2019

A rapper, a presidential candidate and a famous cathedral all made this year’s list of America’s most mispronounced words.
Babbel 30-Day Challenge Week 4: Speaking

Babbel 30-Day Challenge Week 4: Speaking

You’re almost to the finish line!
How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How Many Vowel Sounds Does English Have?

How many English vowel sounds are there? Well, it depends on what variety of English we’re talking about. Here’s a brief overview for British and American English.
How To Master The Very Tricky Rules Of Polish Pronunciation

How To Master The Very Tricky Rules Of Polish Pronunciation

Are you looking to improve your Polish pronunciation but don’t know where to start? Our in-house language experts share their top tips.
Professional Captioners Reveal The Mispronounced Words Of 2018

Professional Captioners Reveal The Mispronounced Words Of 2018

From “Jamal Khashoggi” to “specific,” here are the words and names people struggled to pronounce correctly this year in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
What’s The Most Difficult Word In The World To Pronounce?

What’s The Most Difficult Word In The World To Pronounce?

Whether you think it’s ‘rural’ or ‘fünfhundertfünfundfünfzig,’ the most difficult word to pronounce is mostly relative to where you’re sitting.
How To Tackle Silent Letters In Just About Any Language

How To Tackle Silent Letters In Just About Any Language

Now you say it, now you don’t. Silent letters can trip you up when you’re learning a new language, but you don’t have to go in blindly.
Ask Babs: I Have A Crush On Someone, But He Doesn’t Speak My Language. How Do I Do This?

Ask Babs: I Have A Crush On Someone, But He Doesn’t Speak My Language. How Do I Do This?

This month: Cupid attempts to shatter the language barrier. Also, how to avoid pronouncing “years” like “anuses” in Italian.
You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

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.