Talk like a Californian: 10 (more) expressions to master

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Talk like a Californian: 10 (more) expressions to master

By on 03/21/2017

Californian expressions change like the seasons - we've already covered 10 key ones here - so here's a list of ten more slang terms you absolutely [...]

How to live like an Olympian - Q&A with DeeDee Trotter

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How to live like an Olympian – Q&A with DeeDee Trotter

By on 03/19/2017

When you have two Olympic gold medals and one bronze under your belt, it might be tempting to hang up the running shoes and spend the rest of your [...]

10 German expressions everyone should know

By on 02/24/2017

For many, the German language remains a mystery. It sounds harsh, seems impossible to learn and has absurdly long words (“Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän” may be my personal favorite). And [...]

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Valentine's Traditions from Around the World

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Valentine’s Traditions from Around the World

By on 02/14/2017

Ah, romance. Nothing gets the heart fluttering like candlelight, flowers and the sound of sweet nothings. We love it so much we have a day dedicated [...]

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5 things we’d rather be doing this Valentine’s Day

By on 02/05/2017

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a seriously stressful event. Should you buy your partner flowers or chocolates? [...]

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A quick guide to Chinese New Year

By on 01/22/2017

January 28, 2017, is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar, and it not only marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster but also [...]

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7 slang words you need to know in 2017

By on 01/20/2017

2016 may have been the year of Brexit and describing everything as lit but now we’re in 2017 there’s a whole new delivery of fresh slang words all [...]

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A beginner’s guide to British humor

By on 01/17/2017

Britain's unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetectable sarcasm, and constant deadpan delivery, [...]

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10 best movies to learn English with

By on 01/06/2017

Learning a language is much easier when you’re enjoying yourself - and what better way to pass the time than watching movies (with a tub of popcorn in [...]

Best of 2016: Our most popular articles

By on 12/20/2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 was a challenging year, but there were a few bright spots. Like the more than 150 articles that our writers produced to bring you the most interesting, useful, and [...]

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How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

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How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

By on 12/18/2016

We all know there’s a ‘language of love’ – but what happens when love is spoken in different languages? Or, more precisely, what happens when two [...]

How to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages

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How to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages

By on 12/15/2016

By now you’ve dug out your Christmas sweater, hung your stockings by the chimney, and are getting in the holiday mood humming Christmas carols all day [...]

How not to make a fool of yourself on the London tube

By on 12/11/2016

The London Underground may seem devoid of manners and friendly folk, but those who venture into this subterranean jungle are bound together by a number of unbreakable rules. Without them, this fragile [...]

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12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

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12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

By on 12/06/2016

There’s a lot to love about Christmas - food, family, friends, and all kinds of other words that don’t start with the letter F. What makes the holiday [...]