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Archive for March, 2012

German counting rhymes: Abzählreime Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

I have predominately applied myself to grammatical topics so far and completely – unintentionally – ignored children’s topics. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this post to all children and ageless people by focusing on German Abzählreime (counting rhymes).   Before children can begin to play a game , e.g. Verstecke (hide and seek) or…

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Building a Carolingian abbey Posted by on Mar 19, 2012

As I checked the news today, I read an article about an extraordinary project in Germany that I want to share with you. In a Wald (forest) near the town of Meßkirch ,which is situated in Baden-Württemberg close to Bodensee (Lake Constance), a medieval abbey and village are going to be built – strictly under…

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German music: Trio Posted by on Mar 12, 2012

It´s been a while since I introduced some German music to you. So it´s time to continue with this little series. Today I´ve got a band for you that might sound a little strange to some of you because they were…let´s say a little bit different 😉 I´m talking about Trio which was a band…

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Learn German with music: Roger Cicero – “Wovon träumst du nachts?” Posted by on Mar 9, 2012

One of our Facebook followers asked for the translation of Roger Cicero’s song “Wovon träumst du nachts?” (lit. What are you dreaming of at night?) Roger Cicero is a German jazz musician. He has devoted himself to music since childhood. At the age of 11 he was the support act of Helen Vita, a Swiss…

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