Topic: Learn German With Text (58 articles)

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

German

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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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

German

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

German

Learn German With Radio Plays: Free Audio Dramas For Listening & Learning

Listening to a gripping story as an audio book can be a great way to immerse yourself in narrative German, pick up on on speech patterns, prosody and pronunciation. But you know what’s even more immersive? Radio plays! The difference…

June 29, 2018, by

German

New: Café in Berlin German Workbook by Jeff Richards (Free PDF)

Café in Berlin is the book that started the Dino lernt Deutsch series, and it remains one of my most popular German story books to date. It has been an Amazon bestseller for many consecutive months, topping the charts in…

June 25, 2018, by

German

Global German: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

One of the fun aspects of being an indie-publisher is seeing how a book travels around the world, not just in terms of regional clicks and sales, but hearing from actual people. In the last couple of years I’ve dedicated…

June 20, 2018, by

German

How To Learn German in Germany When Everyone’s Speaking English To You

So you’ve downloaded a couple of German apps, read some books, picked up a few phrases, and then you finally get on that flight to Berlin or Munich, eager to put all of your efforts to use. You’re going to…

June 15, 2018, by

German

How To Blast Off With Easy German Reading Practice

There are many moving parts in the German language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc. These are all things that native speakers tend to be unaware of. We don’t “calculate” declensions, rummage through our mental dictionaries or twist our tongue into unseemly…

June 8, 2018, by

German

25+ Easy German Short Stories To Boost Your Reading Skills

Learning German with stories is one of the most effective ways to increase your vocabulary and rapidly make sense of grammar in action. Don’t believe me? There’s actually some interesting brain research on how languages affect our cerebral pathways. But…

June 6, 2018, by

German

25 Facts About The Berlin Wall You Didn’t Know Yet

not too long ago, there were two Germanies: East and West, separated by the impenetrable (Berlin) Wall and its death strip. It separated neighbors on the same street, split up families, inspired courageous escape attempts and created tragedy after tragedy….

June 3, 2018, by