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Ute Limacher-Riebold

Language Consultant, Intercultural Communication Trainer and Language Lover at Ute's International Lounge.

Why “Switzerland”?

This is the first post of a series called „Switzerland“, where I will write about the multilinguality, interesting facts and habits of this country. I will start with the name of Switzerland. It often happens that people ask me where the name of Switzerland comes from. Especially those […]

La Befana vien di notte…

In Italy today they celebrate la Befana. It is the Festa dell’Epifania: Epifania (Epiphany in English) is a Latin word with Greek origins and means either the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) or “manifestation (of the divinity).” There are several legends about the Befana. 1) Following one […]