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Celebrating Christmas In Spanish Speaking Countries

Christmas comes but once a year and it comes to different countries on different days. For example Greece and Russia follow the old, Orthodox calendar so Christmas comes about a fortnight later than in countries which use the Gregorian calendar. In many countries the main Christmas festivities may be on a day other than Christmas Day itself. This is often true of Spanish-speaking countries, which have a huge variety of festive traditions.

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Christmas Food Around the World

Around the world, Christmas is a time of celebration, and nowhere is this more apparent than on the dinner table. Wherever you go, you’ll find that people who observe Christmas love to make food a major part of their holiday. There’s a lot more to it than roast turkey, too; here’s what you could be served on your festive travels.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Language Learners

The countdown to Christmas is underway. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most exciting and eagerly awaited times of the year, but as you probably know, getting everything ready for this year’s Christmas season can also be stressful. Finding the right gift for every friend, colleague, or relative can be especially challenging, as well as time consuming. The good news is that there are plenty of great gift ideas that can make language learners happy this Christmas. If you are in need of some inspiration, take a look at our list of suggestions.

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Celebrating Christmas in German-Speaking Countries

Like with many other parts of the world, Christmas is one of the most important annual celebrations in Germany, as well as in other German-speaking countries. Indeed, while nations like Britain and the United States take many of their Christmas traditions for granted, several of them actually originate from the German-speaking parts of Europe, with notable examples including Christmas markets and Advent calendars.

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Learning German in Berlin – Interview with Lucy vs. the Globe

This month, we are happy to introduce a new series of posts dedicated to learning German in Berlin! This city is where Lingoda’s office is located and also a place that has been rapidly gaining new residents from other countries over the past years. Many of these new inhabitants either started to learn German upon moving to Berlin, or tried to learn the language before. However, relying on English is also the prefered option of many.

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