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Archive for October, 2010

Stuttgart 21 – The escalation Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

This article is about one of the most current political matter that we have in Germany these weeks: The railway project Stuttgart 21.

Exploring the German letter ß Posted by on Oct 12, 2010

The German language has a letter that does not appear in its alphabet: the letter ß. Because of its shape the letter ß can be easily mistaken for a B. The ß, pronounced Eszett, is a ligature of the initial- and inner-s and the final-s of the German type font, which was used from the…

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ME & YOU: “mir/dir” OR “mich/dich”? Posted by on Oct 6, 2010

Very often I can realize that learners of German struggle with using the correct form of the 1st person and 2nd person personal pronouns in the singular.  Both “me” and “you” have each two translations in German. “Me” can mean either mich or mir and “you” can mean either dich or dir. The difference between…

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