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German characters: Wilhelm Busch Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

Today I want to introduce another German character to you. This one is for sure not as bekannt (famous) as Albert Einstein for example. But anyway he made his contribution to German poetry, humor and language. Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch was born on April 15th 1832 in Widensahl. He was one of the most influentual…

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Getting from A to B in Germany: part 1 of 2 Posted by on Jan 14, 2012

What comes to your mind first when you think of Germany? Lederhosen, Bratwurst, Bier, und – Autos? (leather trousers, bratwurst, beer, and – cars?) I bet that most likely you’ve been thinking “cars”. Or “Autobahn” (controlled-access highway). And while I’m not going to get into the leather pants, bratwursts, and beer thing this time, I…

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Weibliche Substantive im Deutschen erkennen: Teil 1 – Detecting German feminine nouns: part 1 Posted by on Jan 12, 2012

Learning German nouns seems to be quite annoying for foreign learners of German because of the three grammatical genders that German nouns can have. In my previous four posts I thoroughly discussed masculine nouns, and in this post I would like to begin with feminine nouns   a) Nouns that denote female humans, female animals,…

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Wohnen in Deutschland – Housing in Germany Posted by on Jan 11, 2012

One family house

I grew up in a Einfamilienhaus (one family house). And the one I grew up in was surrounded mostly by one family homes. My grandparents had their own Haus (house), and so did the families of my friends in the neighbourhood. As of 2008, one third of households in Germany is living in one family homes,…

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Männliche Substantive im Deutschen erkennen: Teil 4 – Detecting German masculine nouns: part 4 Posted by on Jan 10, 2012

You are probably done for by my previous three posts because discussing the genders of German nouns is indeed no bed of roses. But the good news is that we are almost through that topic, at least with respect to masculine nouns. Anyway, in this post I exclusively focus on the endings of words, which…

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