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Wetten, dass … ? Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

Wetten, dass …. ? is one of Germany’s most popular entertainment show, which is broadcasted six times a year from different locations in Germany, and sometimes also from Switzerland and Austria. It attracts about 10 million viewers. Wetten, dass … ? was first broadcasted in 1981. Frank Elstner, who developed the show, had also presented…

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Idiomtische Redewendungen und Ausrufe – Idiomatic Expressions and Interjections Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

Idiomatic expressions and interjections are useful means of communication. Idioms are set phrases. Knowing them can promote your linguistic competence to a considerable degree. Interjections are short words or phrases that express emotions. Below you can find two tables, each with the literal meanings of the German expressions plus the English equivalents. I hope you find…

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Audiovisual Comprehension – das Auto Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

Hi everybody, today I got a new video for you that´s going to show you some vocabulary and sentences about cars.

Translation and vocabulary list: Germany and world religions Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

In my previous post I published a German text on world religions. Below you can find a sentence-by-sentence translation of the text. In the vocabulary list I color-coded the words in accordance to their grammatical gender in German. Green = neuter Blue = masculine Red = feminine Das Christentum, das Judentum, der Hinduismus, der Buddhismus…

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Deutschland und Weltreligionen – Germany and world religions Posted by on Feb 16, 2011

Recently I was talking to my Australian friend and I asked him what he finds interesting about the German culture. He broached the subject religion. He told me that he had noticed a trend of Atheism in the newly formed states of Germany. This trend is grounded in the history of East Germany. When in…

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