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Tandem Blog: Culture
Russian Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction?
There is a whole bunch of Russian stereotypes out there, but it's not always easy to work out if they're fact or fiction. Look no further!
How to Prepare for Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year 2019 is just around the corner! Learn how to prepare for one of the biggest celebrations with Tandem Language Exchange.
Diwali: 5 Traditions From India’s Festival of Lights
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. Here are a few popular traditions!
SUMMER TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Looking to learn more about summer traditions from around the world? Here are the festivals and celebrations that we think you should know about!
Dragon Boat Festival: Top Traditions To Help You Celebrate
The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a colorful spectacle with a competitive twist. Find out all about the amazing traditions of the festival here.
World Cup 2018: Useful Russian Phrases to Kick Things Off
With the Football World Cup fast approaching, our guest blogger has you covered with the most important phrases to learn for a breezy experience in Russia!
8 Interesting May 1st Traditions from Around the World
May Day is a chance for many places around the world to bid farewell to the winter and say hello to the start of summer! But how is it celebrated?
9 French Foodie Phrases To Unleash Your Inner Gourmand
Feeling peckish? Want to know how to express that in French? Check out these 9 essential French phrases for lovers of France and food alike!
8 Beautiful Japanese Words For Cherry Blossom Season
Cherry blossom season: a spectacular time when trees become alive with beautiful colours. Find out everything you need to know about this stunning festival!
St Patrick's Day: Fun Facts & Irish Phrases To Help You Celebrate
Learn about the history of St Patrick's Day and celebrate Irish culture with some great Irish Gaelic phrases to share with your Tandem partner!
Impressive Idioms In 10 Languages To Make You Sound Like A Native Speaker
Wondering how you can make yourself sound more like a native speaker? Idioms are your answer! Take a look at our handy list of idioms in 10 languages!
Survival Korean for PyeongChang 2018
Get into the sporting spirit for the Winter Olympic Games with these awesome Korean phrases and conversation topics to share with your Tandem partner.
A Beginner's Guide to Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is nearly here! Here are all the facts and phrases you need to know before the festivities begin on February 16th.
7 Cool Things Russian Speakers Can Do
How much do you know about Russian? With the World Cup in Russia approaching in Summer 2018, we look at the coolest things about the language.
15 German Words You Need At A Christmas Market
German Christmas markets are famous around the world. But what words do you need to know to enjoy them? We ask our German Tutor, Vivien!
The Tandem Guide to Christmas Trees Around The World
Do you put up a Christmas tree at home in December? Our blog post looks at where Christmas trees come from, and different traditions from around the world.
World Kindness Day: How Kindness And Language Learning Go Hand In Hand
It's World Kindness Day! We decided to look at the ways in which kindness helps you to learn a language - and why you should be kind to your Tandem partner.
8 Things You Need To Know About... The Mid-Autumn Festival
The mid-Autumn festival is one of China's most famous holidays. We find out more about the festival, and how you can celebrate it with your Tandem partner.
16 Crazy Facts About Oktoberfest
O’zapft is! Oktoberfest 2017 is here! This incredible celebration of all things Bavarian is world-famous, but how many of these crazy facts do you know?
11 Must-Know Bavarian Phrases for The Beer Tents of Oktoberfest
It's nearly time for Oktoberfest! Here are the top phrases in Bavarian that you will need to make the most of the world's best beer festival.
British Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction?
The culture of the UK is famous around the world. But how true are some classic British stereotypes? We find out, with the help of the Brits on Team Tandem
How To Choose Your Very Own Chinese Name
If you want to learn Chinese, you'll need to find a Chinese name to use! In our latest blog post, we look at how to find the perfect one.
How to Speak Dothraki and High Valyrian from Game of Thrones
Want to learn how to speak the languages from Game of Thrones? We cover the key phrases in both Dothraki and High Valyrian so you can practice on Tandem
6 Freelance Jobs That Are Perfect For Traveling
Off on your travels? We look at the ways your language skills (and more) can earn you some money on the road, with help from Save the Student.
Harry Potter: Celebrating 20 years of magical translation around the world
20 years ago, JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published for the first time. The book follows the main character, Harry Potter, as he completes his first year at a school for magic called Hogwarts, and…
9 Essential Phrases for the 21st Century Traveler
Heading off on holiday? We round up the top phrases that any 21st century traveller should have learnt before they leave…
10 Incredible Careers With Languages
Having a second language is great for your career. But which jobs are particularly good for those with language skills? We take a look.
7 artists that will inspire you to learn Italian
Italy is world-famous for beautiful things, particularly art. Here we share seven artists who are sure to inspire you to learn Italian.
The Global Honesty Lowdown for Honesty Day
With Honesty Day celebrated on 30th April, we decided to look at honesty around the world. What differences would you expect?
Easter Traditions from Around the World
Ever wondered how Easter is celebrated around the world? In our latest blogpost, we explore weird and wonderful traditions from nine different countries.
11 Beautiful German Words You Need In Your Life
German gets a bad rep for sounding angry - but actually the language is full of incredibly beautiful words! Here are 11 that will change your opinion!
Legendary female polyglots throughout history
To celebrate International Women's Day in style, here are some of the world’s most legendary female polyglots from across the world.
7 language tips for your year abroad
Heading off on a year abroad? It can sometimes be harder to speak the target language than you might expect. Dive into language learning with our top tips!
Tandem Recommends... Romantic Movies in 7 Languages
A romantic film is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Here are 7 foreign language recommendations from the Tandem team.
10 Emotions We Have All Had When Learning A New Language
Language learning is emotional. The struggle is real.
10 Christmas facts from around the world
Ever wondered how people around the world celebrate the festive season? Here are 10 things you probably didn't know