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Practice your German Vocabulary Quiz Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

Servus! Ready to check how fleißig (studious) you’ve been? Here’s a quiz regarding my last few posts. If you want to brush up before you start, you can find the posts here, here and here. Today will be a vocabulary test about shapes and insurance. Share your score below in the comments! Translate these German…

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The difference between das, dass and daß Posted by on Jul 12, 2018

You may have come across the word das. It is the article for neuter nouns, and so it shows up quite a lot. But then there is also dass. And daß? And they all sound the same! What are all these words? Let’s disentangle this Wortsalat (word salad) today! Der Artikel (the article) Das is the most common and straightforward one. It…

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German Words You Don’t Want To Mix Up Posted by on Jul 11, 2018

Guten Tag! Making mistakes is a big part of language learning, and often mistakes involve muddling words up – either because they sound similar, because they are the same (but have different meanings), or because they are ‘false friends’ – words that seem like they should mean one thing, but they actually mean another. This…

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The German Subjunctive – Konjunktiv II Posted by on Jul 5, 2018

On this blog, we have explained before how to use tenses in German. But we have not yet looked at a rather peculiar tense in German yet: the Konjunktiv (subjunctive mood)! It comes in two parts, Konjunktiv I and Konjunktiv II. Today, we look at number II! I will tell you what it is, how to use it and in which…

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German Words For All Seasons Posted by on Jul 4, 2018

Guten Tag! So if you’re not already aware, German is full of amazing words for concepts we would need several words to describe in English. This is because of the German language’s ability to create compound nouns. Today I’d like to show you a few words for concepts that do exist in English, but which…

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