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Archive for April, 2010

Springtime Posted by on Apr 23, 2010

As every year, the winter seemed to be endlos (endless) and harsh. In fact, it was a very cold winter this time with many extreme situations like frozen rivers (no more traffic), endless Staus (traffic jams) with countless accidents, homeless people freezing…

Under fire Posted by on Apr 18, 2010

In the last few weeks there have been two major Gefechte (combats) where seven German soldiers lost their lives.

Wo Spricht Man Deutsch (Where is German spoken)? Posted by on Apr 9, 2010

German is spoken by an estimated 126 Million people. The vast Mehrheit (majority) is found in Deutschland (Germany), with about 82 million German-speakers. Diese Zahl (this number) leaves us with 44 million other people. Wo wohnen die anderen (where do the others live)? Österreich (Austeria) should be the first Land (country) to come to mind. After…

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Day at the sea – Tag am Meer Posted by on Apr 7, 2010

Today I want to share some German music with you. So I´ll introduce a song from the most famous hip hop band in Germany that is called “Die fantastischen Vier” (The fantastic four).

Auf Der Walz Posted by on Apr 1, 2010

A unique and struggling German tradition is the Wandergeselle, Geselle, or journeyman— a 3 year and one day pilgrimage which novice Zimmermänner (carpenters) undertake after finishing an apprenticeship. Sometimes this is even considered another test or Herausforderung (challenge) in the apprenticeship.  The “traveling carpenters” gehen auf die Walz (set off on a journey) on foot…

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