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Smoking In Germany Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

Today’s post is about das Rauchen – smoking – in Germany. I was recently in Munich and one of the things that fascinates me every time I go there is the presence of smoking ads and cigarette vending machines in the streets. In the UK, you will not see one single smoking advert, and you…

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9 Uses For The German Word Scharf Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

Sometimes the smallest, simplest of German words can surprise with a multitude of meanings. It’s useful to look at these kinds of words in more detail, so that they don’t confuse so much when read or heard in real life. Today the German word we’re going to look at in more detail is the adjective…

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Richtfest: A German Tradition Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Hallo! Wie geht’s? Today I’d like to introduce you to a German tradition called Richtfest. I only learnt about this recently, as my parents are having their roof re-done and my mum said she wanted to get some beers for the builders once the roof is finished, “like they do at a Richtfest”. Naturally, I…

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At A Petrol Station: German Vocab Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Guten Tag! Inspired by this post on the Greek blog, I thought it would be handy to look at German vocabulary related to petrol stations and driving – as this is something practical, important, and which you will use in day-to-day life in Germany. This is the German road sign for a petrol station:  …

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7 Tips on Staying Cool in a Heatwave Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

Servus! We have around 34 degrees in Munich today, and in England (where I come from) there is also a Hitzewelle where it is around 30 – 31 degrees. After melting today at work it gave me the idea to write this post to help you guys with a few tips on how to manage…

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