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Archive for April, 2011

Die königliche Hochzeit – The Royal Wedding Posted by on Apr 29, 2011

In celebration of the royal wedding, I would like to take the opportunity to give you some vocabulary on that topic.   Before two people sich das Ja-Wort geben (tie the knot) they verloben sich (get engaged). The symbol of the Verlobung (engagement) in the Verlobungsring (engagement ring). On the Hochzeitstag (wedding day), the two…

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Writing a Letter in German: Informal Letters Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

In one of my previous posts I told you how to write a formal letter in German. Now, I want to continue with how to write an informal letter in German. Whereas there are rather strict guidelines for writing formal letters, there is more ample scope for you for writing informal letters. The address of…

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Vegetables and fruits – Gemüse und Früchte Posted by on Apr 16, 2011

fruits and vegetables in german

Hi everybody! Today I want to play a little with vitamines. Not only Vegetarier (vegetarians)  might be interested in vocabulary about fruits and vegetables. No matter if you go to a restaurant or have to buy some things to prepare a meal at home, it would be useful to know some of the following words…

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German Music: Laith Al-Deen Posted by on Apr 11, 2011

This time it is getting musikalisch (musically). I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite German Musiker (musicians): Laith Al-Deen who is one of the few Künstler (artists) who also sings in German. You should know that most German singers bevorzugen (prefer) or, at least,  dazu neigen (tend) to sing in English…

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Writing a letter in German: Formal Letters Posted by on Apr 5, 2011

Someone of you asked to explain how to write a letter in German. So, I provide a step-by-step instruction for formal letters and an example letter in this post. I guess you will find a lot of varying explanations and examples when you surf the web or look it up in books but I do…

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Schwyzerdütsch – Schweizerdeutsch – Swiss German Posted by on Apr 1, 2011

In connection with my previous post about Low German I would like to continue with another dialect of German: Schwyzerdütsch or Schweizerdeutsch (Swiss German). Once more I copied and pasted some passages of a Wikipedia site. Below you can find one and the same text in Swiss German, High German, and English. In case, that…

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