german stories

Topic: German (62 articles)

German

Free Anki/Quizlet Flashcards For The “Dino lernt Deutsch” German Learning Series

Flashcards can be a great way to learn vocabulary, especially when you study regularly. Most of us carry smartphones around all day so it’s easy to dedicate a few minutes while waiting for the bus, riding in a cab, standing…

August 6, 2017, by

German

82 Essential German Travel Phrases And Words For Daily Survival

Planning a visit to Germany or Austria? Already there perhaps? Most people you’re going to meet in Germany will be able to communicate in English to some extent, but what if you’d like to try your hand at expressing yourself…

July 20, 2017, by

German

7 Free German Audiobooks for Beginners To Boost Your Listening Skills

Listening to audiobooks can be a great way to immerse yourself in the language. Even if you don’t understand each and every single word, it’ll help you familiarize yourself with the sounds and rhythms of the German language. But there’s…

July 2, 2017, by

German

5 Best German-English Dictionaries Online, Offline, Apps & Add-Ons

Whenever people ask me which online German-English dictionary is the best, whether to use an app, a browser extension, an offline lookup tool or just go full retro and lug around a paper dictionary, I always answer: “Whatever works for…

June 8, 2017, by

German

12 Hilarious German City Names Translated Literally & Their Real Origins

Almost everyone knows Germany’s capital and major cities. But did you know that we have tons of little towns and villages with the most absurdly hilarious names such as Hundeluft (“dog air”), Darmstadt (“intestine city”) and Schweinfurt (“swine ford”). In…

March 14, 2017, by

German

The Funny German Animal Names Quiz

The German language is (in)famously known for being very productive when it comes to inventing new words by simply stringing two or more existing ones together. For example, in German a vacuum cleaner is simply called “dust sucker” (Staubsauger), a…

February 6, 2017, by

German

5 Free German Textbooks For Beginners

Like most textbooks, German textbooks can be quite pricey. Especially for students with a low-budget or those just looking for a good way to get started without breaking the bank, free online textbooks can be a good alternative. But where to…

January 30, 2017, by

German

German States & Capitals Quiz

It is commonly known that Germany is a country in the center of Europe. But did you know that the offical name for it is actually “Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (BRD) which translates to “Federal Republic of Germany”? In short, modern Germany…

October 25, 2016, by

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…

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….

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…

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…

April 15, 2016, by