Italian expression of the day: ‘Al fresco’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Al fresco’

Here's why you probably won't want to tell Italians you're eating "al fresco" this summer.

To B or not to V: How to know which one to use in Spanish
Spain

To B or not to V: How to know which one to use in Spanish

Italian word of the day: ‘Ottimo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Ottimo’

Italian word of the day: ‘Impegno’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Impegno’

Italian word of the day: ‘Azzurro’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Azzurro’

Why mastering English isn’t all good news for Danish workers and their companies
Denmark

Why mastering English isn’t all good news for Danish workers and their companies

Why do people in Spain’s Canary Islands call the bus ‘la guagua’?
Spain

Why do people in Spain’s Canary Islands call the bus ‘la guagua’?

Italian word of the day: ‘Faticare’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Faticare’

Language dilemmas: How can I stop French people switching to English?
France

Language dilemmas: How can I stop French people switching to English?

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France
France

Snobs, beaches and drunks – 5 things this joke map teaches us about France

Italian word of the day: ‘Rompicapo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Rompicapo’

Remote office slang: Nine native expressions to use with Spanish work colleagues online
Spain

Remote office slang: Nine native expressions to use with Spanish work colleagues online

Which Italian verb tenses are the most useful?
Italy

Which Italian verb tenses are the most useful?

Ten beautiful Sámi words that you might not have heard before

Ten beautiful Sámi words that you might not have heard before

‘Nanna’s gone for a quickie’: Readers reveal their funniest Italian language gaffes
Italy

‘Nanna’s gone for a quickie’: Readers reveal their funniest Italian language gaffes

Juilletistes vs Aoûtiens: Do France’s two summer holiday tribes still exist?
France

Juilletistes vs Aoûtiens: Do France’s two summer holiday tribes still exist?

Italian word of the day: ‘Casomai’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Casomai’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Può darsi’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Può darsi’

Why is Sweden called Sweden? 
Sweden

Why is Sweden called Sweden? 

Italian word of the day: ‘Sopportare’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Sopportare’

‘Allez putain!’: French phrases you need for watching Euro 2020
France

‘Allez putain!’: French phrases you need for watching Euro 2020

Swedish word of the day: talmansrunda
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: talmansrunda

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the political crisis like a Swede
Sweden

Swedish vocabulary: How to talk about the political crisis like a Swede

Italian word of the day: ‘Stufo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Stufo’

Madrileños to gaditanos: What to call the locals from different parts of Spain
Spain

Madrileños to gaditanos: What to call the locals from different parts of Spain

Italian word of the day: ‘Appunto’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Appunto’

Italian word of the day: ‘Addosso’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Addosso’

What’s the worst possible insult you can say to someone in Spain?
Spain

What’s the worst possible insult you can say to someone in Spain?

Italian expression of the day: ‘Di solito’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Di solito’

13 unique French words that tell us something about France
France

13 unique French words that tell us something about France

Eight unique words and phrases that tell us something about Germany
Germany

Eight unique words and phrases that tell us something about Germany

May 40th: Why an old Spanish weather saying rings true this week
Spain

May 40th: Why an old Spanish weather saying rings true this week

Seven French expressions to help you complain about the heat
France

Seven French expressions to help you complain about the heat

Sweating like a chicken: 18 Spanish phrases to complain about the heat like a true Spaniard
Spain

Sweating like a chicken: 18 Spanish phrases to complain about the heat like a true Spaniard

Italian word of the day: ‘Scusa’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Scusa’

German word of the day: Hochnäsig
Germany

German word of the day: Hochnäsig

Italian word of the day: ‘Però’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Però’

Why do Spanish people say these English words when slamming Spain?
Spain

Why do Spanish people say these English words when slamming Spain?

German word of the day: Gell

German word of the day: Gell

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fare il ponte’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fare il ponte’

12 of the best quotes about France and the French
France

12 of the best quotes about France and the French

Italian word of the day: ‘Finché’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Finché’

The essential Spanish vocab for getting the vaccine and testing for Covid
Spain

The essential Spanish vocab for getting the vaccine and testing for Covid

Do you know your DAD from your DOP? The most common Italian acronyms explained
Italy

Do you know your DAD from your DOP? The most common Italian acronyms explained

Macron pledges to protect France’s regional languages
France

Macron pledges to protect France’s regional languages

Ten German abbreviations that will have you texting like a true native
Germany

Ten German abbreviations that will have you texting like a true native

Italian word of the day: ‘Zitto’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Zitto’

What you need to know about Germany’s four minority languages
Germany

What you need to know about Germany’s four minority languages

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

EXPLAINED: The German phrases you need as bars and restaurants reopen
Germany

EXPLAINED: The German phrases you need as bars and restaurants reopen

Five things to know about France’s 2021 Eurovision entry
France

Five things to know about France’s 2021 Eurovision entry

Popes, chickens and reheated soup: 15 everyday Italian idioms you need to know
Italy

Popes, chickens and reheated soup: 15 everyday Italian idioms you need to know

Italian expression of the day: ‘Non ho capito’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Non ho capito’

20 phrases to use for France’s reopening of bars and cafés
France

20 phrases to use for France’s reopening of bars and cafés

Italian expression of the day: ‘Non c’entra’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Non c’entra’

Italian word of the day: ‘Fico’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Fico’

‘That building has such a lovely boob’: Tell us your biggest Italian gaffes
Italy

‘That building has such a lovely boob’: Tell us your biggest Italian gaffes

From Moin to Tach: How to say ‘hello’ around Germany
Germany

From Moin to Tach: How to say ‘hello’ around Germany

Is it grillväder yet? How to talk about the weather with Swedes
Sweden

Is it grillväder yet? How to talk about the weather with Swedes

Nine Spanish foody expressions that don’t mean what you think
Spain

Nine Spanish foody expressions that don’t mean what you think

Italian word of the day: ‘Persino’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Persino’

Buying a second-hand car in Spain: 9 key questions you have to ask in Spanish
Spain

Buying a second-hand car in Spain: 9 key questions you have to ask in Spanish

From beer to hairdryers: 10 Italian words that come from German
Italy

From beer to hairdryers: 10 Italian words that come from German

From cluster to coronapiste: The new words entering the French dictionary
France

From cluster to coronapiste: The new words entering the French dictionary

Italian word of the day: ‘Piacere’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Piacere’

The many ways Spaniards refer to your face if you’re being cheeky
Spain

The many ways Spaniards refer to your face if you’re being cheeky

Italian word of the day: ‘Problema’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Problema’

9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France
France

9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France

Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so important in France
France

Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so important in France

Italian word of the day: ‘Sussurrare’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Sussurrare’

Why it’s true that Spaniards talk faster than English speakers (but there is a catch)
Spain

Why it’s true that Spaniards talk faster than English speakers (but there is a catch)

Italian expression of the day: ‘Ogni tanto’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Ogni tanto’

Ten unique Basque words you need to learn right now
Spain

Ten unique Basque words you need to learn right now

Five fascinating facts you didn’t know about the letter Ñ in Spanish
Spain

Five fascinating facts you didn’t know about the letter Ñ in Spanish

Bye bye ‘la bise’: Has Covid put an end to the French greeting kiss?
France

Bye bye ‘la bise’: Has Covid put an end to the French greeting kiss?

Why a Swedish politician is demanding the right to speak an ancient ‘forest language’ in parliament

Why a Swedish politician is demanding the right to speak an ancient ‘forest language’ in parliament

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mi va’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mi va’

Readers reveal: Nine sure-fire ways to improve your Spanish
Spain

Readers reveal: Nine sure-fire ways to improve your Spanish

The French greetings and farewells that foreigners commonly get wrong
France

The French greetings and farewells that foreigners commonly get wrong

Italian word of the day: ‘Passeggiata’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Passeggiata’

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France
France

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

From arguing to dunking: The French habits that foreigners just don’t get
France

From arguing to dunking: The French habits that foreigners just don’t get

Facebook deletes (and then restores) the French town of Bitche’s page
France

Facebook deletes (and then restores) the French town of Bitche’s page

Italian expression of the day: ‘Da morire’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Da morire’

Five ways that ‘leche’ means more than just ‘milk’ in Spain
Spain

Five ways that ‘leche’ means more than just ‘milk’ in Spain

Cool cul: 13 of the best French ‘bottom’ expressions
France

Cool cul: 13 of the best French ‘bottom’ expressions

Spanish vs Catalan: Which language should you learn if you live in Barcelona?
Spain

Spanish vs Catalan: Which language should you learn if you live in Barcelona?

VIDEO: Watch Prince Philip making a speech in French (with a ‘frog’ joke)
France

VIDEO: Watch Prince Philip making a speech in French (with a ‘frog’ joke)

Kiva! Seven unique Finland Swedish words the world needs to know

Kiva! Seven unique Finland Swedish words the world needs to know

French cinema club for English speakers has new online screenings
France

French cinema club for English speakers has new online screenings

Pfälzisch: A guide to the distinct dialect of Rhineland-Palatinate
Germany

Pfälzisch: A guide to the distinct dialect of Rhineland-Palatinate

Italian word of the day: ‘Volentieri’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Volentieri’

Eleven common and comical Spanish-English false friends to watch out for
Spain

Eleven common and comical Spanish-English false friends to watch out for

What to expect when meeting your Italian in-laws
Italy

What to expect when meeting your Italian in-laws

‘Speak of the devil’ – Why are there so many wolves in the French language?
France

‘Speak of the devil’ – Why are there so many wolves in the French language?

10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

What’s the worst possible insult you can use in French?
France

What’s the worst possible insult you can use in French?

Wet the doughnut: Ten hilarious Spanish expressions to refer to sex 
Spain

Wet the doughnut: Ten hilarious Spanish expressions to refer to sex 

VIDEO: The French accent and vocab of these 11 celebs rated
France

VIDEO: The French accent and vocab of these 11 celebs rated

Speak like a local: Ten very useful Spanish expressions with the word ‘water’ 
Spain

Speak like a local: Ten very useful Spanish expressions with the word ‘water’ 

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally
France

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally

The 29 French words and phrases we’ve learned during a year-long health crisis
France

The 29 French words and phrases we’ve learned during a year-long health crisis

The French vocab you need to get the Covid vaccine
France

The French vocab you need to get the Covid vaccine

France launches online dictionary and invites contributions from French-speakers around the world
France

France launches online dictionary and invites contributions from French-speakers around the world

Taxi drivers in Denmark to face language requirement under new law
Denmark

Taxi drivers in Denmark to face language requirement under new law

Italian expression of the day: ‘Di nuovo’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Di nuovo’

Boiling broth and breaking heads – 13 French ways to say ‘it’s not worth it’
France

Boiling broth and breaking heads – 13 French ways to say ‘it’s not worth it’

How to swear like an Austrian
Austria

How to swear like an Austrian

How (and when) to swear like a German
Germany

How (and when) to swear like a German

Campaign demands Italian dictionary Treccani change its ‘sexist’ definition of word ‘woman’
Italy

Campaign demands Italian dictionary Treccani change its ‘sexist’ definition of word ‘woman’

The top ten Italian words that just don’t translate into English
Italy

The top ten Italian words that just don’t translate into English

Italian expression of the day: ‘Tutti quanti’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Tutti quanti’

EXPLAINED: How to master the French rolling R
France

EXPLAINED: How to master the French rolling R

Italian word of the day: ‘Attimo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Attimo’

The 10 most common French words you won’t learn in school
France

The 10 most common French words you won’t learn in school

The essential Catalan phrases you need in Catalonia
Spain

The essential Catalan phrases you need in Catalonia

Italian word of the day: ‘Coso’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Coso’

Borders to cucumbers: Five German words that come from Polish
Germany

Borders to cucumbers: Five German words that come from Polish

Why even the French can’t explain when Bonjour becomes Bonsoir
France

Why even the French can’t explain when Bonjour becomes Bonsoir

Nine things Germans have way too many words for
Germany

Nine things Germans have way too many words for

Italian word of the day: ‘Cavolo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Cavolo’

‘Just so fun to say’: Our readers on their favourite Swiss German words
Switzerland

‘Just so fun to say’: Our readers on their favourite Swiss German words

Bonne journée vs belle journée: The latest language battle flaring in France
France

Bonne journée vs belle journée: The latest language battle flaring in France

Italian word of the day: ‘Ammartaggio’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Ammartaggio’

18 interesting facts about Switzerland’s fourth language: Romansh
Switzerland

18 interesting facts about Switzerland’s fourth language: Romansh

‘A lifeline for small towns’ – France keeps building cinemas despite Covid
France

‘A lifeline for small towns’ – France keeps building cinemas despite Covid

Italian word of the day: ‘Mannaggia’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Mannaggia’

From cheese to disease: 8 phrases for moments of high drama in France
France

From cheese to disease: 8 phrases for moments of high drama in France

Italian word of the day: ‘Pronto’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Pronto’

Language of love – 15 of the best romantic French phrases
France

Language of love – 15 of the best romantic French phrases

How to speak the Spanish language of love
Spain

How to speak the Spanish language of love

From bugs to bears: Top ten Swiss German nicknames to woo your sweetheart
Switzerland

From bugs to bears: Top ten Swiss German nicknames to woo your sweetheart

Here’s how to talk about love, sex, and dating in Italian
Italy

Here’s how to talk about love, sex, and dating in Italian

‘This time there will be change’: Has France’s Me Too moment finally arrived?
France

‘This time there will be change’: Has France’s Me Too moment finally arrived?

The A to Z guide to dating an Italian
Italy

The A to Z guide to dating an Italian

Five things to know about Valentine’s Day in France
France

Five things to know about Valentine’s Day in France

The most romantic nicknames to woo your Spanish sweetheart
Spain

The most romantic nicknames to woo your Spanish sweetheart

Italian word of the day: ‘Parecchio’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Parecchio’

10 things the year-long Covid crisis has taught us about France
France

10 things the year-long Covid crisis has taught us about France

Seven of the best cheesy chat up lines in Spanish
Spain

Seven of the best cheesy chat up lines in Spanish

Italian word of the day: ‘Lungaggine’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Lungaggine’

Six celebrities you didn’t know spoke German
Germany

Six celebrities you didn’t know spoke German

Italian word of the day: ‘Giornataccia’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Giornataccia’

Learning Italian in lockdown: How to boost your language skills during Covid-19
Italy

Learning Italian in lockdown: How to boost your language skills during Covid-19

Italian word of the day: ‘Totoministri’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Totoministri’

German word of the day: Hinkriegen
Germany

German word of the day: Hinkriegen

23 things you don’t know about the French language until you live in France
France

23 things you don’t know about the French language until you live in France

Do I need to learn Valencian if I live in Spain’s Valencia region?
Spain

Do I need to learn Valencian if I live in Spain’s Valencia region?

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Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Fatto’

Ten common phrases in Sweden’s ancient forest language Elfdalian
Sweden

Ten common phrases in Sweden’s ancient forest language Elfdalian

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fa un freddo cane’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fa un freddo cane’

Am I eligible for French citizenship?
France

Am I eligible for French citizenship?

Italian word of the day: ‘Comunque’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Comunque’

Italian word of the day: ‘Più’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Più’

10 English words you didn’t know we pinched from German
Germany

10 English words you didn’t know we pinched from German

Italian word of the day: ‘Cattivo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Cattivo’

Italian word of the day: ‘Subito’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Subito’

‘A friend of France’: Who is the fluent French-speaker representing the United States on the world stage?
France

‘A friend of France’: Who is the fluent French-speaker representing the United States on the world stage?

Ten phrases to talk about cold and wet weather like a true Spaniard
Spain

Ten phrases to talk about cold and wet weather like a true Spaniard

Italian word of the day: ‘Umarell’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Umarell’

Le bromance: 8 terms French guys use to express affection
France

Le bromance: 8 terms French guys use to express affection

French series ‘Lupin’ tops ‘Queen’s Gambit’ views on Netflix
France

French series ‘Lupin’ tops ‘Queen’s Gambit’ views on Netflix

21 mildly interesting facts about the Italian language
Italy

21 mildly interesting facts about the Italian language

Italian word of the day: ‘Ogni’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Ogni’

How French TV is going global thanks to streaming
France

How French TV is going global thanks to streaming

8 German words that are impossible to translate into English
Germany

8 German words that are impossible to translate into English

Moon, loaf and firecracker – 12 French words that actually mean ‘butt’
France

Moon, loaf and firecracker – 12 French words that actually mean ‘butt’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Non ce la faccio’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Non ce la faccio’

Italian word of the day: ‘Pazzo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Pazzo’

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens
Sweden

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

Italian word of the day: ‘Scemo’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Scemo’

Ten essential phrases to discuss the weather like a true Spaniard
Spain

Ten essential phrases to discuss the weather like a true Spaniard

OPINION: Is it just me… or has English taken over Stockholm?
Sweden

OPINION: Is it just me… or has English taken over Stockholm?

Eight of the most common (and funniest) mistakes German learners make
Germany

Eight of the most common (and funniest) mistakes German learners make

French learners can sign up for video chats with lonely elderly people in France
France

French learners can sign up for video chats with lonely elderly people in France

‘Beautiful butts and condom-free baguettes’: Readers in France reveal their embarrassing French mistakes
France

‘Beautiful butts and condom-free baguettes’: Readers in France reveal their embarrassing French mistakes

Italian expression of the day: ‘Come mai’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Come mai’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mi sa’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mi sa’

Italian word of the day: ‘Meteopatico’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Meteopatico’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Buon lavoro’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Buon lavoro’

Swedish word of the day: mellandagar
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: mellandagar

Swedish word of the day: god fortsättning
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: god fortsättning

Italian word of the day: ‘Capodanno’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Capodanno’

Italian expression of the day: ‘San Silvestro’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘San Silvestro’

Italian word of the day: ‘Mica’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Mica’

Ten of the most common Italian mistakes you should avoid
Italy

Ten of the most common Italian mistakes you should avoid

Quatorzaine to glottophobie: The French words of 2020
France

Quatorzaine to glottophobie: The French words of 2020

Italian word of the day: ‘Imbiancato’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Imbiancato’

Italian word of the day: ‘Avanzi’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Avanzi’

Nine phrases that will help you survive Christmas in France
France

Nine phrases that will help you survive Christmas in France

Italian expression of the day: ‘Buon Natale’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Buon Natale’

Swedish word of the day: jul
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: jul

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays
Germany

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays

Italian word of the day: ‘Vigilia’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Vigilia’

Language dilemmas: Why can’t I understand what French people say?
France

Language dilemmas: Why can’t I understand what French people say?

IN MAPS: A brief introduction to Italy’s many local ‘dialects’
Italy

IN MAPS: A brief introduction to Italy’s many local ‘dialects’

These are the words you need to understand Norway at Christmas
Norway

These are the words you need to understand Norway at Christmas

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fare le corna’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fare le corna’

Six culture clashes foreigners should prepare for when visiting French families
France

Six culture clashes foreigners should prepare for when visiting French families

Italian word of the day: ‘Cinepanettone’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Cinepanettone’

Italian word of the day: ‘Tredicesima’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Tredicesima’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mi raccomando’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mi raccomando’

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden
Sweden

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden

Italian word of the day: ‘Proprio’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Proprio’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Il pacco da giù’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Il pacco da giù’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Hai ragione’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Hai ragione’

France takes action over notorious ‘black bloc’ rioters – to make their name more French
France

France takes action over notorious ‘black bloc’ rioters – to make their name more French

Italian word of the day: ‘Burrasca’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Burrasca’

Ten Italian words stolen into English and reinvented
Italy

Ten Italian words stolen into English and reinvented

Tell us: What’s your favourite German word?
Germany

Tell us: What’s your favourite German word?

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Puente’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Puente’

Ten French towns you’ll likely pronounce wrong
France

Ten French towns you’ll likely pronounce wrong

Italian word of the day: ‘Ristori’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Ristori’

Italian word of the day: ‘Poiché’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Poiché’

Italian word of the day: ‘Quindi’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Quindi’

Getting explicit: How to swear like a Spaniard
Spain

Getting explicit: How to swear like a Spaniard

‘Glottophobie’: France approves law banning discrimination based on a person’s accent
France

‘Glottophobie’: France approves law banning discrimination based on a person’s accent

Italian expression of the day: ‘Me la cavo’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Me la cavo’

Are these the most annoying words in the whole French language?
France

Are these the most annoying words in the whole French language?

Groin groin, coin coin and meuh – The weird things French animals say
France

Groin groin, coin coin and meuh – The weird things French animals say

Seven English words Germans get hilariously wrong
Germany

Seven English words Germans get hilariously wrong

Italian expression of the day: ‘Per forza’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Per forza’

‘I feel ridiculous’ – Why French people dread speaking English
France

‘I feel ridiculous’ – Why French people dread speaking English

Italian expression of the day: ‘Di fretta’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Di fretta’

Why is Italy ranked among the worst at speaking English in Europe?
Italy

Why is Italy ranked among the worst at speaking English in Europe?

Ten English words that make you sound cool in Italian
Italy

Ten English words that make you sound cool in Italian

Spanish now ranked worst in EU at speaking English
Spain

Spanish now ranked worst in EU at speaking English

Five common mistakes you really don’t want to make in Spanish
Spain

Five common mistakes you really don’t want to make in Spanish

Why are the Spanish ‘so bad’ at speaking English?
Spain

Why are the Spanish ‘so bad’ at speaking English?

Danes are ‘world’s second-best’ speakers of English as a foreign language
Denmark

Danes are ‘world’s second-best’ speakers of English as a foreign language

Are these the most maddening words in the French language?
France

Are these the most maddening words in the French language?

How France is (slowly) improving its English-language skills
France

How France is (slowly) improving its English-language skills

Beaujolais Nouveau: 13 things you need to know about France’s famous wine
France

Beaujolais Nouveau: 13 things you need to know about France’s famous wine

10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)
Sweden

10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)

Italian expression of the day: ‘Ci siamo’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Ci siamo’

Italian word of the day: ‘Imbottito’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Imbottito’

Green dogs and sweaty chickens: Ten animal idioms to help you sound more Spanish
Spain

Green dogs and sweaty chickens: Ten animal idioms to help you sound more Spanish

Italian word of the day: ‘Assaggiare’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Assaggiare’

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining
France

Why I love the French habits of scolding and complaining

Hen: What a three-letter word tells us about Swedish culture
Sweden

Hen: What a three-letter word tells us about Swedish culture

From cheering to sneezing: Why Americans still use ‘Gesundheit’
Germany

From cheering to sneezing: Why Americans still use ‘Gesundheit’

The vocabulary you need to understand the health system in Norway
Norway

The vocabulary you need to understand the health system in Norway

The 12 ways speaking Italian will mess up your English
Italy

The 12 ways speaking Italian will mess up your English

12 of the most useful Italian words you need to know
Italy

12 of the most useful Italian words you need to know

Italian word of the day: ‘Struscio’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Struscio’

Spanish word of the day: Chapuza
Spain

Spanish word of the day: Chapuza

Italian expression of the day: ‘Estate di San Martino’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Estate di San Martino’

Italian word of the day: ‘Pazienza’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Pazienza’

Seven German words which stem from Arabic
Germany

Seven German words which stem from Arabic

Why do people think the French say ‘hon hon hon’ when they laugh?
France

Why do people think the French say ‘hon hon hon’ when they laugh?

9 awkward translation fails on Amazon’s new Swedish site
Sweden

9 awkward translation fails on Amazon’s new Swedish site

Do you really need to speak Norwegian to work in Norway?
Norway

Do you really need to speak Norwegian to work in Norway?

Eight essential Swenglish words the world should adopt right now
Sweden

Eight essential Swenglish words the world should adopt right now

12 untranslatable Swedish words they didn’t teach you at SFI
Sweden

12 untranslatable Swedish words they didn’t teach you at SFI

Italian expression of the day: ‘Va bene’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Va bene’

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?
France

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

German word of the day: Der Bildungsurlaub
Germany

German word of the day: Der Bildungsurlaub

Italian word of the day: ‘Sacco’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Sacco’

Spanish phrase of the day: ¡Llueve a cántaros!
Spain

Spanish phrase of the day: ¡Llueve a cántaros!

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter
Germany

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

Italian word of the day: ‘Fasce’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Fasce’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Ci sentiamo’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Ci sentiamo’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Guiri’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Guiri’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Enchufe’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Enchufe’

9 reasons why a French person might be staring at you
France

9 reasons why a French person might be staring at you

OPINION: Please stop saying that French people smell – we do wash every day
France

OPINION: Please stop saying that French people smell – we do wash every day

Spanish Expression of the Day: ‘¡Dale caña!’
Spain

Spanish Expression of the Day: ‘¡Dale caña!’

Au revoir to bonjour? Six alternative ways to say hello in France
France

Au revoir to bonjour? Six alternative ways to say hello in France

‘Foreign’ baby name still number one in France
France

‘Foreign’ baby name still number one in France

11 French words and expressions that English-speakers get all wrong
France

11 French words and expressions that English-speakers get all wrong

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Merienda’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Merienda’

POLL: Should Swedish language skills be a requirement for permanent residence?
Sweden

POLL: Should Swedish language skills be a requirement for permanent residence?

Spanish Word of The Day: ‘Pata’
Spain

Spanish Word of The Day: ‘Pata’

How the German language differed between East and West
Germany

How the German language differed between East and West

The 12 French words that don’t mean what you think they do
France

The 12 French words that don’t mean what you think they do

What are the most fascinating German words that no longer exist?
Germany

What are the most fascinating German words that no longer exist?

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?
France

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

From Lockdown to Influencer: Which words have been added to the German dictionary in 2020?
Germany

From Lockdown to Influencer: Which words have been added to the German dictionary in 2020?

Tell us: What is your favourite French word?
France

Tell us: What is your favourite French word?

The 10 best French expressions for the everyday exasperation of life
France

The 10 best French expressions for the everyday exasperation of life

Tell us: What’s the best word in the Danish language?
Denmark

Tell us: What’s the best word in the Danish language?

Last chance to vote: What’s the best word in the Swedish language?
Sweden

Last chance to vote: What’s the best word in the Swedish language?

Six things I wish my French teachers had told me
France

Six things I wish my French teachers had told me

The five things the French find most annoying about Brits
France

The five things the French find most annoying about Brits

Why all the snobbery in France around regional accents?
France

Why all the snobbery in France around regional accents?

‘Il Covid’ or ‘la Covid’? Here’s what the Italian language police say
Italy

‘Il Covid’ or ‘la Covid’? Here’s what the Italian language police say

‘Why foreigners are just not funny in French – unless people are laughing at our mistakes’
France

‘Why foreigners are just not funny in French – unless people are laughing at our mistakes’

The 12 popular French films that teach you about France
France

The 12 popular French films that teach you about France

15 everyday French expressions inspired by animals
France

15 everyday French expressions inspired by animals

No war metaphors: How Germany’s politicians talk about the coronavirus pandemic
Germany

No war metaphors: How Germany’s politicians talk about the coronavirus pandemic

10 French phrases that will let you have a good gossip
France

10 French phrases that will let you have a good gossip

Where in the world are more people learning German?
Germany

Where in the world are more people learning German?

The 9 ‘English’ phrases that will only make sense if you live in France
France

The 9 ‘English’ phrases that will only make sense if you live in France

French government unveils 18 new official translations for tech vocab
France

French government unveils 18 new official translations for tech vocab

The 16 French proverbs to drop into any conversation
France

The 16 French proverbs to drop into any conversation

Wikipedia reaches one million German entries
Germany

Wikipedia reaches one million German entries

‘Abwrackprämie’ named word of the year
Germany

‘Abwrackprämie’ named word of the year

Twitter introduces German service
Germany

Twitter introduces German service

Italian word of the day: ‘Paura’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Paura’

Swords, immortality and wifi: Five things to know about the Academie française
France

Swords, immortality and wifi: Five things to know about the Academie française

Covid-19 is officially feminine, say French language guardians

Covid-19 is officially feminine, say French language guardians

The French ‘insults’ that are actually compliments
France

The French ‘insults’ that are actually compliments

The 9 French words that foreigners never quite pronounce right
France

The 9 French words that foreigners never quite pronounce right

21 Danish words we’ve learned during the coronavirus outbreak
Denmark

21 Danish words we’ve learned during the coronavirus outbreak

The 5 things lockdown has taught us about France and the French
France

The 5 things lockdown has taught us about France and the French

The vocabulary you need to fill in French forms (including the coronavirus ‘attestation’)
France

The vocabulary you need to fill in French forms (including the coronavirus ‘attestation’)

11 ‘French’ words that aren’t really French at all
France

11 ‘French’ words that aren’t really French at all

Why is being bilingual good for you? Spanish researchers find out
Spain

Why is being bilingual good for you? Spanish researchers find out

The French vocab you might need during a coronavirus outbreak
France

The French vocab you might need during a coronavirus outbreak

The Italian vocab you need to understand the coronavirus crisis
Italy

The Italian vocab you need to understand the coronavirus crisis

Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto
Spain

Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto

How good does your French need to be to get citizenship?
France

How good does your French need to be to get citizenship?

France removes exemption for over 60s as it toughens language levels for citizenship
France

France removes exemption for over 60s as it toughens language levels for citizenship

The 11 French phrases you will need to be tech-savvy in France
France

The 11 French phrases you will need to be tech-savvy in France

EXPLAINED: The rise in multilingual children in Germany
Germany

EXPLAINED: The rise in multilingual children in Germany

How France’s ‘most embarrassing’ baby name doesn’t actually exist
France

How France’s ‘most embarrassing’ baby name doesn’t actually exist

Why ‘going green’ may land you in hot water in France
France

Why ‘going green’ may land you in hot water in France

Norwegian expression of the day: Som plommen i egget
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Som plommen i egget

EXPLAINED: Why teaching English in French schools is so difficult
France

EXPLAINED: Why teaching English in French schools is so difficult

Norwegian expression of the day: Helt Texas!
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Helt Texas!

Quiz: Do you know what these Swedish words really mean?
Sweden

Quiz: Do you know what these Swedish words really mean?

Norwegian expression of the day: Pling i bollen
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Pling i bollen

The complete guide to German animal-themed phrases
Germany

The complete guide to German animal-themed phrases

Norwegian expression of the day: En glad laks
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: En glad laks

Owls in the marsh? Nine animal idioms to level up your Swedish
Sweden

Owls in the marsh? Nine animal idioms to level up your Swedish

Work permits: Switzerland introduces new rules for language proficiency certificates
Switzerland

Work permits: Switzerland introduces new rules for language proficiency certificates

Sweden reveals 35 new words of the year – do you know what they mean?
Sweden

Sweden reveals 35 new words of the year – do you know what they mean?

The words that defined 2019 in France
France

The words that defined 2019 in France

Five things the British do that the French find totally baffling
France

Five things the British do that the French find totally baffling

Do you know the meaning of Italy’s top 15 words of the year?
Italy

Do you know the meaning of Italy’s top 15 words of the year?

#AdventCalendar: Sweden’s many, many, many words for snow
Sweden

#AdventCalendar: Sweden’s many, many, many words for snow

Seven phrases to help you fit in on a night out in France
France

Seven phrases to help you fit in on a night out in France

The committee that’s planning to overhaul Sweden’s migration laws
Sweden

The committee that’s planning to overhaul Sweden’s migration laws

#AdventCalendar: How Sweden’s ancient forest language made an unexpected comeback
Sweden

#AdventCalendar: How Sweden’s ancient forest language made an unexpected comeback

Why has Norway’s PM Erna Solberg been accused of ‘swallowing camels against the direction of their hair’?
Norway

Why has Norway’s PM Erna Solberg been accused of ‘swallowing camels against the direction of their hair’?

Italian expression of the day: ‘Figurati’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Figurati’

Norwegian expression of the day: Å snakke rett fra leveren
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Å snakke rett fra leveren

‘Climate-roar’: the Norwegian word of the year
Norway

‘Climate-roar’: the Norwegian word of the year

Norwegian expression of the day: Smør på flesk
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Smør på flesk

Norwegian expression of the day: Helt på bærtur!
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Helt på bærtur!

14 ways to say ‘OK boomer’ in French – according to Twitter
France

14 ways to say ‘OK boomer’ in French – according to Twitter

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain
Spain

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain

The 10 English words that will really make you sound cool in France
France

The 10 English words that will really make you sound cool in France

Why France’s language police are very worried about ‘franglais’
France

Why France’s language police are very worried about ‘franglais’

French students use hypnosis to learn English and improve their accents
France

French students use hypnosis to learn English and improve their accents

Has the Danish language stopped borrowing English words?
Denmark

Has the Danish language stopped borrowing English words?

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in France
France

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in France

Why do so many Swedish slang words end in ‘is’?
Sweden

Why do so many Swedish slang words end in ‘is’?

Académie française invents a more French way of coming out
France

Académie française invents a more French way of coming out

Spanish word of the day: Abrazo
Spain

Spanish word of the day: Abrazo

How do Germans compare to the rest of Europe when it comes to speaking English?
Germany

How do Germans compare to the rest of Europe when it comes to speaking English?

Why are the Swiss getting worse at speaking English?
Switzerland

Why are the Swiss getting worse at speaking English?

Danes still worst English speakers in Scandinavia (but they’re getting better)
Denmark

Danes still worst English speakers in Scandinavia (but they’re getting better)

Why are Swedes no longer the world’s best at English?
Sweden

Why are Swedes no longer the world’s best at English?

Why the French are getting (a bit) better at speaking English
France

Why the French are getting (a bit) better at speaking English

Revealed: Spanish ranked second-worst in EU for ability to speak English
Spain

Revealed: Spanish ranked second-worst in EU for ability to speak English

From frogs to foie gras: Your guide to French dinner etiquette
France

From frogs to foie gras: Your guide to French dinner etiquette

Spanish word of the day: ‘Cobra’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Cobra’

16 French phrases to use if you get caught up in a strike
France

16 French phrases to use if you get caught up in a strike

Should Norway’s cafe and restaurant staff speak more Norwegian?
Norway

Should Norway’s cafe and restaurant staff speak more Norwegian?

La bise: Who to kiss in France, how many times and on which cheek
France

La bise: Who to kiss in France, how many times and on which cheek

Swedish citizenship reforms: Plan to introduce language tests for new Swedes
Sweden

Swedish citizenship reforms: Plan to introduce language tests for new Swedes

C’est bon: The phrases that show why everything is good when you’re speaking French

C’est bon: The phrases that show why everything is good when you’re speaking French

Ten Spanish slang phrases you never learn at school
Spain

Ten Spanish slang phrases you never learn at school

Nine maps that explain France’s north-south divide
France

Nine maps that explain France’s north-south divide

Six really short Swedish words that mean more than you think
Sweden

Six really short Swedish words that mean more than you think

Quiz: Can you pass the Swedish university exam? PART TWO
Sweden

Quiz: Can you pass the Swedish university exam? PART TWO

Ten ways to get your tongue tied in Italian
Italy

Ten ways to get your tongue tied in Italian

Eight phrases to help you emphatically agree like the French
France

Eight phrases to help you emphatically agree like the French

Sicilian arancini listed in the Oxford English Dictionary
Italy

Sicilian arancini listed in the Oxford English Dictionary

10 regional Danish words that will make you sound like a local
Denmark

10 regional Danish words that will make you sound like a local

Five old Spanish sayings you’ll learn from abuelos
Spain

Five old Spanish sayings you’ll learn from abuelos

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Boina’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Boina’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Trabalenguas’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Trabalenguas’

10 regional German words that will make you sound like a local
Germany

10 regional German words that will make you sound like a local

Spanish word of the day: ‘Maravillado’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Maravillado’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Contaminar’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Contaminar’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Cartón’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Cartón’

Spanish word of the day: Desecho
Spain

Spanish word of the day: Desecho

Spanish word of the day: ‘Vidrio’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Vidrio’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Medio ambiente’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Medio ambiente’

Six ways to use the Spanish verb ‘tocar’
Spain

Six ways to use the Spanish verb ‘tocar’

12 rude Italian phrases that you can get away with in Italy
Italy

12 rude Italian phrases that you can get away with in Italy

Spanish word of the day: ‘Enfurecido’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Enfurecido’

The French word that can mean a drink, a punch, a helping hand and much more beside
France

The French word that can mean a drink, a punch, a helping hand and much more beside

Spanish word of the day: ‘Niebla’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Niebla’

Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s
Switzerland

Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s

Six ways to use the Spanish verb ‘tirar’
Spain

Six ways to use the Spanish verb ‘tirar’

From rude to mince: 21 French ‘false friends’ that look English
France

From rude to mince: 21 French ‘false friends’ that look English

Spanish word of the day: ‘Castaña’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Castaña’

French Word of the Day: alors
Switzerland

French Word of the Day: alors

Spanish word of the day: ‘Bellota’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Bellota’

Spanish Word of the Day: Aturdido
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: Aturdido

Fat mornings and whipping cats: 10 idioms to help you sound more French
France

Fat mornings and whipping cats: 10 idioms to help you sound more French

Eight German words that perfectly sum up being in your 20s
Switzerland

Eight German words that perfectly sum up being in your 20s

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Desganado’
Spain

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Desganado’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Infinito’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Infinito’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Complicidad’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Complicidad’

Six ways to use the Spanish verb ‘pedir’
Spain

Six ways to use the Spanish verb ‘pedir’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Flechazo’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Flechazo’

Eight ways to use the Spanish verb ‘poner’
Spain

Eight ways to use the Spanish verb ‘poner’

Getting explicit: Your guide to how to swear like a French person
France

Getting explicit: Your guide to how to swear like a French person

Spanish word of the day: ‘Coraje’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Coraje’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Solana’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Solana’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Manguera’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Manguera’

‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’
France

‘In France we don’t make small talk about the weather, we complain instead’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Chapuzón’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Chapuzón’

The French jokes that will let you have a laugh with the locals
France

The French jokes that will let you have a laugh with the locals

Spanish word of the day: ‘Bochorno’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Bochorno’

German word of the day: Wehtun
Switzerland

German word of the day: Wehtun

Spanish word of the day: ‘Aguadilla’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Aguadilla’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Tostar’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Tostar’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Trapo’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Trapo’

The Swedish vocabulary parents need to know for back-to-school season
Sweden

The Swedish vocabulary parents need to know for back-to-school season

Sympathy and the odd freebie: Why you really should speak bad French
France

Sympathy and the odd freebie: Why you really should speak bad French

Spanish word of the day: ‘Comecocos’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Comecocos’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Picar’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Picar’

Here’s what you need to know about languages in Switzerland
Switzerland

Here’s what you need to know about languages in Switzerland

Six myths about the Swedish language (and why they’re untrue)
Sweden

Six myths about the Swedish language (and why they’re untrue)

French regional stereotypes: Grumpy Parisians and drunk northerners
France

French regional stereotypes: Grumpy Parisians and drunk northerners

Spanish word of the day: ‘Asar’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Asar’

The regional French slang you’ll need for travelling around France
France

The regional French slang you’ll need for travelling around France

Spanish word of the day: ‘Chiringuito’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Chiringuito’

Five handy words that will perfect your Swedish this summer
Sweden

Five handy words that will perfect your Swedish this summer

Spanish word of the day: ‘Entendederas’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Entendederas’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Alpargata’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Alpargata’

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Cortar’
Spain

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Cortar’

France’s culture minister hits out at advertisers – for using too much English
France

France’s culture minister hits out at advertisers – for using too much English

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Echar’
Spain

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Echar’

French language dilemmas – when to drop the vous and get friendly
France

French language dilemmas – when to drop the vous and get friendly

French language dilemma: Is ‘coucou’ just baby talk or a perfectly normal greeting between adults?
France

French language dilemma: Is ‘coucou’ just baby talk or a perfectly normal greeting between adults?

Why the French still can’t choose between Madame and Mademoiselle
France

Why the French still can’t choose between Madame and Mademoiselle

The nine French words you need to be very, very careful when pronouncing
France

The nine French words you need to be very, very careful when pronouncing

The most common and embarrassing French language problems laid bare by Twitter

The most common and embarrassing French language problems laid bare by Twitter

Quiz: How well do you know these Swedish summer words?
Sweden

Quiz: How well do you know these Swedish summer words?

Spanish word of the day: ‘Jornada’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Jornada’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Marcha’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Marcha’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Hoja’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Hoja’

Italian word of the day: ‘Prego’
Switzerland

Italian word of the day: ‘Prego’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Corto’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Corto’

Five Netflix series that will teach you French as the locals speak it
France

Five Netflix series that will teach you French as the locals speak it

How international residents feel about Swedish tests for immigrants
Sweden

How international residents feel about Swedish tests for immigrants

Spanish word of the day: ‘Verbena’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Verbena’

How well do you know your Spanish prefixes?
Spain

How well do you know your Spanish prefixes?

Spanish word of the day: ‘Mango’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Mango’

Reader voices: Should foreigners in Sweden have the right to interpreters?
Sweden

Reader voices: Should foreigners in Sweden have the right to interpreters?

How moving to Spain as a child and learning Spanish opened up the world to me
Spain

How moving to Spain as a child and learning Spanish opened up the world to me

Spanish word of the day: ‘Vendehúmos’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Vendehúmos’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Aire’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Aire’

Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland
Switzerland

Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland

How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me
France

How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me

Spanish word of the day: ‘Basura’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Basura’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Boca’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Boca’

Eleven phrases that will let you complain like the French
France

Eleven phrases that will let you complain like the French

Spanish word of the day: ‘Trasto’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Trasto’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Cantamañanas’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Cantamañanas’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Achuchar’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Achuchar’

Why writing French is becoming (even) more complicated – in the name of equality
France

Why writing French is becoming (even) more complicated – in the name of equality

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

Spanish Word of the Day: Previo
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: Previo

What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?
France

What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?

Have your say: Should Sweden subsidize interpreters for non-native speakers?
Sweden

Have your say: Should Sweden subsidize interpreters for non-native speakers?

Seven French phrases to help you understand what the cool kids are on about
France

Seven French phrases to help you understand what the cool kids are on about

Spanish word of the day: ‘Alianza’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Alianza’

Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages

Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages

The nine very best French insults (for use when you’re very, very angry)
Switzerland

The nine very best French insults (for use when you’re very, very angry)

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pulular’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pulular’

Swedish opposition leader calls for limited right to interpreters
Sweden

Swedish opposition leader calls for limited right to interpreters

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pendiente’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pendiente’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Orgullo’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Orgullo’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pasta’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pasta’

Why trying to protect the French from English may be a losing battle
France

Why trying to protect the French from English may be a losing battle

French language guardians release guidelines on how to swear correctly
France

French language guardians release guidelines on how to swear correctly

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Hierro’
Spain

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Hierro’

Oh… The Danish town that wants to change its name
Denmark

Oh… The Danish town that wants to change its name

Spanish Word of the Day: Fuego
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: Fuego

QUIZ: How well do you know your German sayings?
Switzerland

QUIZ: How well do you know your German sayings?

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Rompedor’
Spain

Spanish Word of the day: ‘Rompedor’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Postizo’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Postizo’

Nine French words that the French just don’t use
France

Nine French words that the French just don’t use

The nine very best French insults (for use when you’re very, very cross)
France

The nine very best French insults (for use when you’re very, very cross)

French Expression of the Day: En fait
Switzerland

French Expression of the Day: En fait

Spanish word of the day: ‘Marco’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Marco’

Macron urged to protect French language from ‘tyranny’ of English
France

Macron urged to protect French language from ‘tyranny’ of English

Spanish word of the day: ‘Ganado’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Ganado’

Are Germans really rude or just avoiding politeness overload?
Germany

Are Germans really rude or just avoiding politeness overload?

Spanish word of the day: ‘Monda’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Monda’

Italian word of the day: ‘Allora’
Switzerland

Italian word of the day: ‘Allora’

Spanish bar bill goes viral after waitress turns tables on ‘annoying’ customer
Spain

Spanish bar bill goes viral after waitress turns tables on ‘annoying’ customer

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pausa’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Pausa’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Seta’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Seta’

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Tumbona’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Tumbona’

Spanish word of the day: ‘Hombre’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Hombre’

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Hielo’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Hielo’

Nine French expressions to help you celebrate the Swiss sunshine
Switzerland

Nine French expressions to help you celebrate the Swiss sunshine

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Callejero’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Callejero’

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Mirada’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Mirada’

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Viaje’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Viaje’

Words and phrases you need to know to be a true Madrileño
Spain

Words and phrases you need to know to be a true Madrileño

Spanish word of the day: ‘Señal’
Spain

Spanish word of the day: ‘Señal’

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