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Archive for April, 2012

German Pop Music: Pur Posted by on Apr 11, 2012

Since I have begun to write blog entries for Transparent Language, I know that there are several German music bands who are very well known beyond the borders of Germany, e.g. Rammstein, Scorpions, and Tokyo Hotel. But do you also know the German band PUR? PUR has been the most successful German band in Germany…

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School life in Germany: The former German Democratic Republic Posted by on Apr 10, 2012

How do German students spend their days in school? Of course, they attend classes, sit tests, and prepare for their graduation. But how does this exactly look like? Although schooling is more or less a worldwide operation I have recognized that there are still significant differences between countries. For example, in France the satus quo…

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Frohe Ostern! – Happy Easter! Posted by on Apr 5, 2012

The time has come again. Easter is almost here. Since Germany is a Christian country, its people celebrate the annual commemoration of the Auferstehung Jesu Christi (Resurrection of Jesus), commonly known as Ostern (Easter). Both designations German Ostern and English Easter have the same linguistic roots, and there are different explanations of its origin. Among…

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