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Archive for January, 2013

50 Jahre deutsch-französische Freundschaft Posted by on Jan 30, 2013

These days, Germany and France are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their friendship. Conditioned by history, this is anything but self-evident! My grandfather used to be a prisoner of war in France after World War II. I myself used to live in France for a while and have a lot of friends over there. That´s…

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Impressions of the International Green Week Berlin 2013 Posted by on Jan 28, 2013

The weekend before last, I have been to the International Green Week (IGW) in Berlin for the very first time. The IGW is the world’s biggest fair for food, agriculture, and horticulture and one of the longest-standing fairs in Berlin. Originally, it was a local produce exchange, which was simply called Grüne Woche (Green Week)…

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4 terms in different Swiss German dialects Posted by on Jan 25, 2013

Recently, I met a woman from Switzerland. We talked about the different regional dialects of German and Swiss German. Among other things, she gave me some examples in order to realize how differently Swiss people talk. Of course, I do not want to withhold my newly acquired knowledge about Swiss German.   Cake – der…

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Meinem, deinem, ihrem, unserem, etc.: German possessive pronouns in the dative case Posted by on Jan 21, 2013

In two of my previous post, I have already written about possessive pronouns in the nominative case and possessive pronouns in the genitive case. Now, I would like to continue with the third case or dative case. In general, the dative case shows possession. That is, when you want to use a possessive pronoun in…

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Dividable verbs – trennbare Verben Posted by on Jan 16, 2013

Although January already is in the middle: Happy new year to all of you! I hope you had some nice Christmas days and a good start in 2013! For me it all began with moving to another apartment. That´s why I was a bit silent the last weeks… I want to start with an exercise…

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