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Archive for November, 2010

My home is my castle: German apartments Posted by on Nov 25, 2010

One’s own home is a kind of retreat for many people. It is a place where you can relax and spend time with your family and friends. In 2009, I spent some time in London (UK) where I did an internship in a kind of real estate agency. The company rented separated rooms in house…

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German Abbreviations – Abkürzungen Posted by on Nov 18, 2010

Today I want show you some of the most important abbreviations in German language. Most of them are so common, that you don´t even realize that it´s an abbreviation while reading. At least when you´re living in a German spoken country. So when you read letters, tutorials, stories etc. in German, I´m sure that you…

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Talking about occupations Posted by on Nov 17, 2010

People are often identified by what they do for a living. When you want to ask in German what someone’s occupation is, you have different options to ask that question: Formal language Informal language Was machen Sie beruflich? Was sind Sie von Beruf? Was ist Ihr Beruf? Was machst Du beruflich? Was bist Du von…

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Around the clock – Talking about time in German Posted by on Nov 11, 2010

Germans are said to be always on time. That is not entirely true. Of course, we Germans are also late from time to time. But it is true that we might handle things differently when it comes to talking about the time and being punctual. But before I talk about that, let’s have a look…

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Maultaschen Posted by on Nov 9, 2010

Today I want to introduce another swabian Spezialität (delicacy) to you. It´s called “Maultaschen” and maybe it could be compared to Italian cannelloni (I suppose that most people know cannelloni) because it is as well filled pasta in a certain way.

Toast Hawaii Posted by on Nov 5, 2010

Kochsendungen (cookery shows) are very beliebt (popular) in Germany. Nowadays, there are a lot of them im Fernsehen (on TV). Germany’s first television cookery show was called “Bitte in zehn Minuten zu Tisch” (here: Dinner will be served in ten minutes) and ging auf Sendung (went on the air) in 1953. The show was presented…

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Partizip I Posted by on Nov 1, 2010

The Partizip I is a form of word that is derived from verbs. It can have different functions in a sentence. For example, the Partizip I can be used as an adjunction, an adverb or a noun. Let’s have a closer look to how the Partizip I can affect our sentences. In German we can…

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