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Oktoberfest Beer Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

On Saturday Oktoberfest – the world’s biggest Volksfest (carnival), began! This means Munich is filled with people wearing Lederhosen and Dirndl (traditional Bavarian clothing) who may have had one too many beers. I’m not really a beer lover, the only time I drink beer is actually at Oktoberfest, where I order a Radler (beer and…

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10 German Tongue Twisters Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at tongue twisters. In German, tongue twisters are called Zungenbrecher (which literally means ‘tongue breakers’!). Not only will I write the tongue twisters and their translations down for you, but I’ve recorded each one, too, so you can hear exactly how they are meant to be pronounced. Hopefully…

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German Herbs & Spices Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Guten Tag 🙂 We’ve had a great selection of food-related posts on the blog already, which make great resources for all of you German learners who are also foodies! What we’re honing in on today are the small (but important!) foods – the herbs, spices, and specific ingredients used in baking. I hope you’ll find…

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German Quiz: Words and Sentences Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

Hello and welcome to another quiz. This time the topics are pick up lines, asparagus season, heatwaves and Spring! Feel free to share your answers or your score at the bottom in the comment section. If you want to prepare before you take the Quiz you can find the topics here, here, here and here.…

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3 Lazy German Words Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

Guten Tag! Today I’d like to bring you not one, not two, but three ‘untranslatable German words’ for your amusement. These are words that do not have a direct translation in English, and are often rather interesting and/or quirky. It’s rainy and dull here today, and I’m sure many people just want to be at…

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