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Whistled Languages Around The World

Whistled Languages Around The World

Existing mostly in the remote, mountainous and far-flung corners of the globe, whistled languages are dying out — but they still contain a few keys to understanding human language.
The Most Romantic Language? Turkish For Lovers

The Most Romantic Language? Turkish For Lovers

Are you getting ready for a date and want to impress your beloved by whispering sweet nothings in a foreign language? Forget French or Italian. Find out why Turkish could be the world’s most romantic language.
Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Whether you’ve got a deadly tree-nut allergy or you’re just trying to stick to your paleo diet in carb-centric Italy, here are some handy translations to keep in your pocket.
An Introduction To The Turkish Language

An Introduction To The Turkish Language

This portrait of Turkish looks at its similarity to other Turkic languages, the reforms that modernized it in the 20th century and its unique “sticky” grammar.
It’s Raining Pocket Knives! Colorful Weather Idioms From Around The World

It’s Raining Pocket Knives! Colorful Weather Idioms From Around The World

Funny and poetic weather expressions in different languages – everything you need to sound like a local, from snowy Stockholm to sunny Sydney.
How To Break Up In 7 Different Languages

How To Break Up In 7 Different Languages

Desperate to break up with your (not so) sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Oh, that’s cold. At least let them off easy, and pretend you have class, by dumping them in the sultry tones of a foreign language.
5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills

5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills

From opera singers belting out Verdi, to auctioneers speaking a mile a minute to shepherds whistling the latest local news, we profile jobs with wildly different linguistic skill sets.
7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

Looking for one good reason to learn a foreign language? How about seven? Advice from our resident expert on why picking up another language is a good idea.
7 Tricks To Start Speaking Any Language In 7 Days (From The Superpolyglot Twins Who Did It)

7 Tricks To Start Speaking Any Language In 7 Days (From The Superpolyglot Twins Who Did It)

Do you really have to travel to another country to learn the language? The 10-language twins undertook the challenge of learning a language in a week in Berlin, their city of residence. What can we learn from how they learned?
The Modest Arsenal: 24 Hours In Istanbul With Only A Few Turkish Words

The Modest Arsenal: 24 Hours In Istanbul With Only A Few Turkish Words

Even on my first day in Istanbul, a handful of words and phrases unlocked situations that would otherwise have remained out of reach.
Twins Learn A Language In A Week: The 7 Day Turkish Challenge

Twins Learn A Language In A Week: The 7 Day Turkish Challenge

Can two guys learn Turkish in 7 days? It sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what Matthew and Michael Youlden intend to do.