André Klein



  • German

    17 Hilarious German Insults That Are More Funny Than Offensive

    One of the peculiarities of the German language is that you can very easily string nouns together to create new words which very quickly leads to monstrosities like Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänkajütentürknauf” (door handle of a Danube captain’s cabin). Unsurprisingly, some of the best…

    published on September 22, 2016, by

    German

    11 German Idioms About Summer & Sun

    German idioms are a great way to learn new words as part of short phrases and expressions that you can immediately apply in everyday life. Today, I’ve collected 11 German idioms around the theme of summer, holiday, heat and sun….

    published on July 29, 2016, by

    German

    The Strange German Food Quiz

    Germany has a lot of culinary weirdness to offer. Not only are some of our regional specialties very peculiar in nature, they often also come with names which are rather silly. Can you decipher the titles and find out what…

    published on June 14, 2016, by

    German

    10 Online Games To Boost Your German Learning (Text, Strategy, Adventures)

    Playing video games can be a fun way to learn German (or any language, for that matter), but the problem is that most games designed specifically for learners are utterly boring, so learners will often be better off to just play games designed for…

    published on April 15, 2016, by

    German

    Learn German On Reddit With These 22 German Subreddits

    Reddit, aka “the front page of the internet” is one of the biggest social networks and entertainment websites in the world. Reddit is a lot of things, both good and bad, but the way it works is that users submit links, images…

    published on April 8, 2016, by

    German

    How To Do A German Accent In 4 Simple Steps And Become the Next Supervillain

    Do you sometimes wish you didn’t have a foreign accent while speaking German? Perhaps then for once German natives would stop switching to English and finally honor your painstakingly constructed utterances! Well, it takes time to develop a good command of…

    published on March 31, 2016, by

    German

    How To Use A German Keyboard On Your iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows PC

    Have you ever struggled with German spelling? Don’t worry, we all have, even for native Germans the many rules and reforms can quickly turn correct spelling into a guessing game. But as with everything, practice makes perfect, or as we…

    published on March 23, 2016, by

    German

    Free German Worksheets & Exercises for Beginners and Intermediate Learners

    Want to learn German but can’t afford expensive textbooks and courses? Just looking for some German worksheets to download and print for practice? There are many excellent free resources for German learners (and teachers) online, but it’s not always easy to…

    published on March 11, 2016, by

    German

    Berlin Quiz Time: Test Your Knowledge About The German Capital

    With its 3.5 million citizens, Berlin is the largest city in Germany. It’s nine times bigger than Paris, has more bridges than Venice and is famous for its exuberant night-life and event culture. How well do you know the German…

    published on February 18, 2016, by

    Language Learning

    You’re The Alien! How Learning A New Language Gives You A Radically Different Perspective on Life (If You Let It…)

    When I lived in Bangkok for four years, I often found myself stuck in the sprawling megacity’s notoriously bad traffic, staring out at the bustling sidewalks, and there was a certain recurring sign that never failed to catch my attention….

    published on December 1, 2015, by

    German

    10 Strange German Laws (Fact vs. Fiction)

    Germany is well-known for being a country with a million different laws, rules and regulations about everything from signing forms to building houses. There are many blogs and news-outlets online that talk about any number of “crazy German laws”, some of…

    published on October 22, 2015, by

    German

    How To Use A German-English Dictionary with Kindle Cloud Reader

    As a language instructor and author of language learning textbooks, I’ve always found the Kindle’s built-in dictionary a great tool to make reading foreign language texts more fluid and frictionless. Whether it’s on your Kindle ereader, on your iPhone or…

    published on September 27, 2015, by