5 Yiddish words I wish we had in English
by Anna Goren
Turns out ancestral Yiddish goes much deeper than "Seinfeld" jokes.
Nov 2, 2016
5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English
by Katrina Pestaño
A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Oct 19, 2016
5 Hindi words I wish we had in English
by Jeevika Verma
Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016
5 Urdu words I wish we had in English
by Nabeeha Chaudhary
If your "Phuppo" (aunt on the father's side) looks at you with "mohabbat" (loving adoration) you might want to check if that look is sideways, according to Urdu and South Asian stereotypes.
Oct 5, 2016
5 Russian phrases I wish we had in English
by Daria Kroupoderova
"My, this is fine mushroom weather today!" and other Russian expressions, words and phrases.
Sep 28, 2016
5 Spanish words I wish we had in English
by Marion Romero
Get a little teased if you mix Spanish and English into Spanglish, but expect eternal wrath if you bring vergüenza on your Mexican family!
Sep 21, 2016
5 Brazilian Portuguese phrases I wish we had in English
by Katherine Jinyi Li
Brazilian Portuguese may just have its own vocabulary for describing Brazil's own unique political climate.
Aug 17, 2016
5 Taiwanese phrases I wish we had in English
by Melissa Lin
Mandarin is more common in bigger cities like Taipei and places like department stores, but Taiwanese is the sound of the night markets and bustling streets.
Aug 3, 2016
5 Indonesian phrases I wish we had in English
by Alia Marsha
How do say someone's so not funny, that they are worthy of charity laughter? No word for it in English, but Indonesian has an answer.
Jul 27, 2016
5 Farsi phrases I wish we had in English
by Mahroo Keshavarz
Five Farsi phrases and words that make you wish English wasn’t so boring.
Jul 20, 2016
5 Somali words I wish we had in English
by Ahlaam Ibraahim
Out of touch with your cultural roots? Well there's a Somali term just for you that suggests booting you back to your homeland.
Jul 13, 2016
5 Amharic words I wish we had in English
by Goorish Wibneh
Can't quite find the right word to express how you're feeling? Try these handy Amharic phrases that just don't have an equal in English.
Oct 6, 2015
5 Chinese phrases I wish we had in English
by Christina Twu
The English language should take a cue from these five Mandarin Chinese phrases.
Jun 17, 2015
5 Arabic words I wish we had in English
by Deric Gruen
As a second-generation nuss-nuss (“half n’ half”) Arab American who is Lebanese and German, it was only in my adult life that I took a keen interest in my grandparents’ language. I took a standard Arabic course in Seattle, then traveled to Lebanon to learn the spoken language, only to be evacuated in the summer […]
Apr 22, 2015