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A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
Where Is Cursive Used Around The World?

Where Is Cursive Used Around The World?

Cursive writing may be disappearing from American schools, but it can still be found in many other places around the world.
The Forgotten Yat (And Other Extinct Letters)

The Forgotten Yat (And Other Extinct Letters)

Ever wonder what old alphabets used to look like? Hint: many of them contain letters we no longer use today.
5 Books To Help You Learn Russian

5 Books To Help You Learn Russian

There’s more where the Pushkin and the Doctor Zhivago came from. Here are five Babbel-recommended Russian books for students of every level.
Introducing Dubravka Ugrešić’s ‘American Fictionary’

Introducing Dubravka Ugrešić’s ‘American Fictionary’

For October’s Babbel Book Club pick, we have a series of essays about the United States, Yugoslavia and being caught between worlds.
How To Host The Perfect Russian Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Russian Dinner Party

Vodka can’t carry this one alone, so you better come prepared with plenty of hearty Russian food too.
Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Your big, doofy American grin might not win you any favors in certain countries.
The 15 Most Common Russian Verbs (And How To Use Them)

The 15 Most Common Russian Verbs (And How To Use Them)

What are the 15 most common verbs in Russian and how are they conjugated? Here’s a handy introduction for beginners!
The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

Pushkin is widely credited as the founder of the modern Russian literary language — but he spoke as many as 15 others.
4 Russian Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

4 Russian Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

These aren’t your typical loan words. Here are a few words and phrases inspired by foreign languages (but with totally different meanings in Russian).
How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

Traveling to Russia this summer for soccer festivities? Babbel is releasing new lessons to help you learn Russian for your trip!
10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian

Yes, Russia is a top travel and sports destination, and it’s the most spoken language in Europe, but why should you be learning Russian today?
How To Say Hello In Russian

How To Say Hello In Russian

How do you greet someone in Russia? Learn the most useful Russian greetings for any situation — whether you’re addressing someone formally, informally, or on the other side of the country!
I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

Russian is technically my first language, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to me speak. I used Babbel to jog my memory before my first trip to the motherland.