LearnGermanwith Us!

Start Learning!

German Language Blog

Untranslatable German: Das Backpfeifengesicht Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Guten Tag and welcome to another ‘untranslatable words’ post, where I bring you the quirkiest words the German language has to offer. Today’s word is a popular one that was requested by a reader: das Backpfeifengesicht.   What is the meaning of das Backpfeifengesicht? A Backpfeifengesicht is the word for a face you don’t like…

Continue reading

All You Need To Know About Messen Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

What if there was a place where you could find out everything you always wanted to know about anything? About the most niche thing you can think of? Well, this place exists. In Germany: Messen. Finde deine Leidenschaft In Germany, Messen (trade fairs) are held for all kinds of different things and topics. From the coffee, tea and…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Older posts
Newer posts