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German Parallel Texts: Brexit Posted by on Jun 29, 2016

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Guten Tag! A reading comprehension exercise for you today that is nice and topical. For those of you interested in die Politik (politics) here is some vocabulary you will no doubt see used in German newspapers and on social media over the coming weeks. It’s all about the news that the United Kingdom has voted…

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After the Brexit, maybe a Dexit? Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

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The people of the United Kingdom have decided: they want to leave the European Union (EU). This is also referred to as the Brexit, a combination of Britain and exit. But what does this mean for other countries in Europe, what about Germany? Will there be a Dexit? The Brexit Even though many outlets and economic…

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Untranslatable German: Tote Hose Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

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Guten Tag! It’s time for another untranslatable German word – but it’s a special one, because it’s technically a phrase that is used in place of a single word. Confused? Don’t be! It’s a funny one. Today’s phrase is ‘tote Hose’. What does tote Hose mean? In German, ‘tote Hose’ is used to describe something…

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Going to the Hairdressers in German Posted by on Jun 17, 2016

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Hello! This is a vocabulary post about what to say at the Hairdresser. I’ll be writing key words and sentences for when you go to the Hairdresser in order to explain exactly how you want your hair. Basic words: die Haare                            …

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The German Iron Maiden Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

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Guten Tag! Part of learning a language involves stumbling upon interesting little facts you didn’t know about before. This is what happened to me the other day. I was reading a book that mentioned the Iron Maiden – I had no idea this was a German invention! So I decided to do some reading about…

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