How To Stay Safe During A Hitzewelle

Posted on 05. Jul, 2015 by in Current Events, Holidays, Language, Travel

Over the weekend temperatures in Germany hit 40⁰C, and everybody has been, quite rightly, out enjoying the Hitzewelle while it lasts. The reason it is so hot in Europe at the moment is because the hot Saharaluft (air from the Sahara desert) is blowing in our direction, causing heiße Tage – and tropische Nächte! I […]

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Untranslatable German Words: Die Knoblauchfahne

Posted on 30. Jun, 2015 by in Language

Today I’m going to talk about bad breath. As you do. Let me introduce you to your new, untranslatable German word: Die Knoblauchfahne.   What does Knoblauchfahne mean? Die Knoblauchfahne means, quite simply, garlic breath! I know this seems like an easy word to translate and in some ways it is, but like all quirky […]

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Frida Kahlo’s German Roots

Posted on 28. Jun, 2015 by in Intercultural, People, Uncategorized

I have  been a fan of Künstler (artist) Frida Kahlo for a long time. If you don’t know her for her Kunst (art), you’ll most likely know her for her Augenbrauen (eyebrows) or for the Affäre (affair) she had with Leon Trotsky.   She was a pretty fascinating woman in all respects. But did you […]

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