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German language words: Wehrmachtsnacht
“Fahren wir bald zum Wehrmachtsnacht?” I asked, hopefully. Those longer words in the German language are easy to mix up and turn into...
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Germania - Germany during the Roman Empire
The Relationship between Rome and Germania Germania: when we typically think of relations between Rome and the Germanic peoples across the Rhine,...
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Brothers Grimm: the famous stories
Learning German does not just help you get a job with Lufthansa or book a hotel in Frankfurt. Learning German is also a passport into another...
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Sport machen: exercising in Germany
[False Friend alert: Sport machen in German is closer to ‘doing exercise’ in English, not necessarily playing sport!] After all the...
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Language exchange, is it as great as it is made out to be? - 01
In a real-life conversation, there is barely any time for you to edit and rewrite your sentences. While the other person is talking, you have to...
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The Superhero Technique
Many languages have their own peculiar approach to grammatical gender. For someone who is starting to learn German, it can be challenging to learn...
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Sirens and Hamsterkäufe: what are they?
Today, we'll first discuss the German sirens followed by Hamsterkäufe. After a short time living in Nordrhein Westfalen, I became curious...
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Angela Merkel a lizard?
… to some people at least. The idea that high ranking politicians have been replaced by members of the reptiloid family is believed by...
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Der Papierkrieg - The Paper War
What is ‘der Papierkrieg’? Let's find out! Germany, like any country, has a range of stereotypes associated with it. There are many...
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Learn German: German without subtitles
Since the Virus Lockdown really started in earnest, there has been less contact time out in ‘the wild’ to learn German and practice...
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German vs English: German now simpler than English
Many German learners struggle with the grammatical genders. Why on earth is a sausage feminine and why a girl neuter, they wonder. The personal...
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Learn the ins & outs of these German expressions
The German language is filled with little humorous, linguistic gems—especially when directly translated to English. We would love to share...
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