Cooking Vocabulary in German Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

I personally love to cook at home and try out new recipes. I have made a vocabulary list all about cooking to help you understand German recipes. If you are in need of some recipes, check out these older posts here, here and here. The basics das Rezept                …

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The 5 Best Posts Of The German Blog In 2021 Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

The third weekend of 2022 steht vor der Tür (“stands in front of the door”, is almost here). And while the first weekend was reserved for sleeping off New Year’s Eve and the second to get back into the rhythm of the normal work week, this weekend might be the perfect time to take a look back…

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New Year Decluttering In German Posted by on Jan 5, 2022


Guten Tag und frohes neues Jahr (Hello and Happy New Year)! I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I love having a good clear-out. Even if you don’t subscribe to the ‘Neues Jahr, neues ich’ (‘New Year, new me’) sentiment, it’s a good opportunity to take advantage of the ‘fresh start’…

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What’s Your Favorite Look Back? Jahresrückblicke in Germany Posted by on Dec 31, 2021

Jahresrückblicke German end-of-year review year in review

It’s the very last day of the year, and in Germany, that’s a great time to look back on the previous year. Today, and the last few days, were once again filled with so-called Jahresrückblicke (m, end-of-year reviews). Here’s a few that you can watch yourself! Looking back at an eventful year Jahresrückblicke in Germany exist for…

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German Word Of The Year 2021 Posted by on Dec 30, 2021


Guten Tag! Today we will look at the Wort des Jahres in Germany. Each year, the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) – The German Language Association – picks a word as their Wort des Jahres – ‘Word of the Year’. This is often a word related to a prominent topic in the country during the year, and is usually interesting from…

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German Idioms 33: Procrastination Posted by on Dec 29, 2021

procrastination German Idioms

It’s the holiday time, and we’re nearing Silvester (NYE), and a new year! And I have to say: the lazy holiday days are not the most motivating to sit down at your computer and write a post. But we tell ourselves to do the important things first, or to not procrastinate. So here we are! We have…

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The German Lebkuchenhaus (Gingerbread House) Posted by on Dec 22, 2021

Guten Tag und Frohe Weihnachten (Merry Christmas)! Over the years we’ve made several posts on German Christmas traditions, of which there are many. Today we’re adding one more into the mix and talking about the Lebkuchenhaus – gingerbread house! Made from gingerbread and lavishly decorated with coloured icing and a variety of other Süßigkeiten (sweets)…

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