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What Netflix Treasure ‘Dark’ Shows About German Success In America

Have you see Dark? If you have, then you’ll already know how brilliant it is. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for? Watch it today and give your eyes a real treat. Whatever your answer, Dark isn’t only…

December 12, 2018, by

German

Howdy! This is Texas German

Have you ever wondered how many German dialects there are? Between the breezy Northern Platt and the homely Southern Boarisch, it’s actually quite difficult to come up with a definite number. Theoretically there are as many dialects as there are German speakers. Especially…

December 10, 2018, by

German

Cultural Concepts – Why Language Sometimes Isn’t Enough

German is the primary language of over 100 million people. There are plenty of good reasons for translating English into German and vice-versa. As a major global financial center, and with the largest economy in Europe, Germany’s need for translation…

October 30, 2018, by

German

Debunked: Myths Involving the German Language

Every language has myths surrounding it, and German is no exception. Some of the more popular myths being German is hard, unpredictable, and angry, everyone speaks English in Germany anyways, or some are as silly as to claim that Germans…

October 10, 2018, by

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Tips & Strategies For Learning German With Stories

Learning German with stories can be a great way to expand your vocabulary, boost your passive grammar skills and get a general feel for the language, all while enjoying a (hopefully) entertaining yarn. But how to do it the best way?…

October 8, 2018, by

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Why Creative Berlin Is An Inspiration To Artists: From 1970s To NOW!

Germany has a long and exceptional artistic history – from Goethe to the Bauhaus movement and far beyond – it’s inspired both Germans and countless artists around the world. Berlin is one of Germany’s most inspirational cities for artists, and…

August 31, 2018, by

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How Easy is the German Language to Learn?

If you are an English speaker to learn German in fact is not that difficult. Translating German into other languages isn’t that difficult either as long as the translator has the fluency and knowledge of the source and target languages…

August 17, 2018, by

German

6 Famous German Beer Styles & Brands You Have To Taste For Yourself

German beer is inarguably one of the most famous staples of German culture, way up there with Sauerkraut, cakes, automotive engineering and wearing socks and sandals. (Sorry for that.) But have you ever asked yourself how many German beers there…

July 30, 2018, by

Guest Posts

15 Everyday German Words You Won’t Learn From A Textbook

Every language is a fascinating tapestry of words that don’t always have a direct translation to English. Learning a language through a textbook often means you miss out on these words, leaving you with a correct if uninspiring vocabulary. German,…

July 24, 2018, by

German

These 5 German Cakes Will Make Your Mouth Water

One of the most rewarding aspects of learning a new language is getting to know a whole new culture and cuisine! We have a saying in German: “Liebe geht durch den Magen.” – “The way to a (wo)man’s heart is…

July 20, 2018, by

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Global German: Meet Monte Joffee from New York City

After talking to the German learning group from Sioux Falls, I’m happy to share with you another interview today. Meet Monte! In the late 60s he took some introductory courses in college, fell in love with the language, but through the…

July 11, 2018, by

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11 Yiddish Words in German And Their Ancient Hebrew Origins

Did you know that some of the funniest, most expressive words in German aren’t actually German but Yiddish? They’ve become such an integral part of our language that even native speakers aren’t always aware of their origins. Interestingly, while American…

July 9, 2018, by