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German Emergency Services: P1 Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

What do you do if you find yourself in an emergency situation in a German-speaking country? Which number do you call, and what is it you ask for? This post will tell you exactly that! The numbers to call: In Germany: 110 – police 112 – ambulance/fire brigade In Austria: Call 112 for general emergency.…

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German Quiz: Mastering the Basics Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

Hello and welcome to another quiz! The first quiz of 2017. This time the topics are: basic conversation, numbers and renting an apartment. If you want to brush up on your knowledge before you take the quiz, then you can find the posts here, here, here and here. Grab a pen and paper… good luck!…

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Untranslatable German Words: Morgenmuffel Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

Hello and welcome to another post on untranslatable German words, where I bring you the quirkiest, funniest and most intelligent words that the German language has to offer – and ones that are difficult to find a direct translation for! Today’s word is der Morgenmuffel. What does der Morgenmuffel mean? In German, a Morgenmuffel is…

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How To Learn German In 2017 Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

Frohes neues Jahr wünsche ich euch! (I wish you a happy new year!) It is that time of the year again. At the beginning of January, we make gute Vorsätze für das neue Jahr (resolutions for the new year). We want to lose weight, do more sports, maybe finally go to this place we always…

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The German Expression ‘Bock Haben’ Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

Hallo! Gutes neues Jahr! 🙂 Today I’d like to bring you a curious German expression known as ‘Bock haben’, and show you how to use it. This phrase is quite commonly used in Germany nowadays, so you’re likely to come across it at some point!   Bock (auf etwas) haben This phrase is a more…

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