Sweden

How Many People Speak Swedish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Swedish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Hint: there are far fewer Swedish speakers than IKEA shoppers in the world.
5 Of The Best Podcasts For Swedish Language Learners

5 Of The Best Podcasts For Swedish Language Learners

Whether you’re reinforcing your language essentials or catching up on Swedish murder mysteries, listening to these podcasts totally counts as studying.
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
The American Obsession With Ikea

The American Obsession With Ikea

In the over 30 years since the company opened in the United States, IKEA has fully infiltrated American culture. Here are a few reasons why.
Babbel On: October 2017 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: October 2017 Language News Roundup

A Viking language in Minecraft, alcohol improving language-speaking ability and more from the linguistic world in October.
Death Cleaning And Other Decluttering Traditions Around The World

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.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Scandinavian Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Scandinavian Culture?

Mittens, mugs and chunky-knit socks: ‘hygge’ is the new ‘je ne sais quoi.’
You Might Have Heard of Danish Hygge — But What About Swedish Lagom?

You Might Have Heard of Danish Hygge — But What About Swedish Lagom?

Is there such a thing as “just the right amount?” If you ask Swedes, many will say “ja” and tell you all about their mysterious word “lagom.” Learn more about this concept and the place it holds in Swedish culture.
5 Tips To Learn Swedish – From A Swedish Polyglot

5 Tips To Learn Swedish – From A Swedish Polyglot

Swedish is an easier language to learn than you might think — these 5 tips from a genuine Swede will make it even easier to start speaking it.
Top 5 Winter Survival Secrets From Scandinavia

Top 5 Winter Survival Secrets From Scandinavia

Ever wondered how you’d fare in a land of ceaseless darkness, biting winds and streets covered by a layer of glacial ice? Believe it or not — you’d actually manage just fine in Scandinavia. The secret is knowing and practicing the right survival techniques.