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Advice, Culture

Ecotourism 101: Your Guide to the Future of Travel

Ecotourism has gained visibility in the past decade as many popular destinations like Venice and Australia are suffering the devastating impacts of climate change. From flooding to the destruction of habitat, the effects of global warming have accelerated and threaten…

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Advice, Culture

Merry Mingling: Your International Guide to Holiday Gifting

When you’re popping into a holiday party, it’s considerate to bring a gift for the host or hostess. Many people choose flowers since they’re a beautiful and gracious way to extend thanks, but different flowers can have different meanings across cultures. In South Africa for instance, it’s customary to give flowers during the holidays, but in Egypt, they are only appropriate as gifts when attending a funeral.

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Advice, Culture

Merry Mingling: How to Write Holiday Cards

Thoughtfulness and a little cultural sensitivity translate well in any language.We may have different names for Santa Claus or Father Christmas, but the reason for our joy across the world remains the same. During the holiday season, we unite in…

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Advice

How to Find the Easiest Language to Learn

If you’ve come expecting a definitive answer on which language is easiest to learn, you might be disappointed. Because the truth is that language learning is challenging and the language that you find the most approachable can be influenced by…

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Advice, Culture

How To Say Cheers in 21 Different Languages

Raise a glass We think celebratory phrases are like champagne: Always good to have on hand in case something happens worth toasting. Maybe you got a promotion. Maybe you’ve met The One. Or maybe you finally remembered to drink water…

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Advice, Culture

Motivational Phrases in 20 Languages

What better time to get a jolt of motivation than now, when resolutions seem far less attractive than happy hour or catching up on Black Mirror? Below you’ll find loose translations for how to say, “You can do it” in…

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How to Ring in the New Year in 20 Languages

When it comes to welcoming in the new year, the possibilities are endless. Below, find a celebration cheat sheet full of phrases and traditions from around the globe so you can say Happy New Year in 20 languages.  Burn effigies…

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Culture

Words Beyond Translation: Lagom

Skinnskatteberg, SwedenThe Swedes are well-known for their minimalist, functional, and sustainable approach to living, and this is reflected in the untranslatable word lagom. Lagom means not too much and not too little: it’s just the right amount, and as the Swedish…

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