5 Brazilian expressions that will make you sound fluent

Have you ever, when learning a language, heard an expression that didn't make any sense to you - yet all the locals seemed to...

7 Italian hand gestures you need to understand

It’s hard to imagine someone speaking Italian without moving their hands and face, right? This is because gestures represent an essential part of Italian communication. There...

What’s the difference between a language and a dialect?

It’s often difficult to tell the difference between languages and dialects. In fact, it's such a grey area that even linguists find it hard...
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Bilingual, Trilingual and Polyglot – what’s the difference?

Did you know that the world's population has more multilingual people than speakers of just one language? If you can speak two languages, you're...

A journey through Italian dialects and languages

"A language is a dialect with an army and navy." — Max Weinreich, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Did you know that Italy is incredibly rich in...

busuu’s got a new HQ – Goodbye Old Street, Hello Finsbury...

Over the last few years we have been growing our team size more than 5x, so we urgently needed a new home! busuu’s old...

A big thank you from us at busuu and CAPEC

Back in December, we thanked you for helping us to raise money for a school for up to 350 orphans and children from low-income...

From Martinique to Montreal: French around the world

You might be wondering why the picture above is of a tropical beach in Martinique instead of a café on a boulevard in Paris?...

5 tips on learning a new language as an adult

You don’t need to repeat the methods you used in school The way many of us studied a language in school - one or two...

Our CEO wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 in London...

We’re super excited to announce that our CEO, Bernhard Niesner, has won an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 award for London & South...