How to Talk About Football in 20+ Languages

No matter whether you call it football or soccer, there’s no denying that association football is one of the most popular sports in the world. In fact, with an estimated 250 million active players in over 200 countries, it might just be the most popular sport around the globe. That means, no matter where you … Read more

Which Languages are Spoken in France?

France’s national language, French, is one of the most spoken in the world. But did you know that between Metropolitan France and its overseas territories, there are, in total, 82 ‘languages of France’? In this post, we’ll take a look at languages spoken in France, which versions of French are spoken overseas and the state … Read more

The Brittonic Celtic Languages: A Brief Introduction

What do Welsh, Cornish, and Breton have in common? They’re all from the same language family! Keep reading to learn more about the Brittonic branch of the Celtic language family, including its history, some useful phrases, and how the languages are doing today. The Celtic Language Family The Celtic language family is made up of … Read more

What is Kinyarwanda?

How much do you know about Kinyarwanda, one of Rwanda’s four official languages? Closely related to Kirundi, one of the more recent additions to our app, Kinyarwanda is spoken by around 13 million people all over the globe. In this post, learn more about Kinyarwanda, including some words and phrases that might just come in … Read more

A Brief Introduction to the Bantu Languages

Bantu languages are spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world, including up to 30% of the population of Africa. In fact, you probably even know some Bantu words without realising it – like ‘safari’ from Swahili, or ‘banana’ from Wolof. So we’re really pleased that, when we added Kirundi to the uTalk … Read more

Language Classes – Designed for You!

You probably already know that, here at uTalk, we’re really into the speaking and listening side of learning languages. That’s why we’ve got all that native speaker audio on our app! But what about when you want to get that all-important practice in? Well, we just might have found a solution. Odds are, if you’re … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Swahili

Swahili is a Bantu language that is spoken by between 50-150 million people mainly across the African Great Lakes region, as well as other parts of Eastern and Southern Africa. It is a lingua franca but also an official language of Kenya and Tanzania. In this post, we’re going to find out more about Swahili, … Read more

How Many Languages Are There in India?

India is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. But how many languages are spoken there exactly? What are they like? Today, we’re going to take a closer look. With 18 languages spoken in India recorded on the uTalk app already – and more in the pipeline – we need answers. First … Read more