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Archive for June, 2013

Dasselbe and das Gleiche – Not the same at all Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

A colleague of mine posted this image on our German facebook last week. As it turned out, many people don´t know the difference between “dasselbe” and “das Gleiche”. So we want to give you a little help to understand the meaning of these two phrases.   First of all you can see that “dasselbe” and…

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Flutkatastrophe in Deutschland – Flood disaster in Germany Posted by on Jun 12, 2013

Schweiß tropft von meiner Stirn während ich den sandigen Feldweg entlang laufe. (Sweat is dripping off my forehead as I’m running along the sandy farm lane.) An jeder Stelle des Weges, die ich mit meinen Schuhen treffe, hinterlasse ich eine Staubwolke. (I leave a dust cloud at each patch where my shoe hits the ground.)…

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Rock am Ring Posted by on Jun 12, 2013

Today I´m going to tell you something about Germany´s biggest music festival called Rock am Ring that took place last weekend at the Nürburgring. Due to its size it already might be familiar to some of you, but trotzdem (nevertheless) in my opinion it´s worth an article about German culture. As every year the line…

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Land unter! (Land submerged) Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Hochwasser in Regensburg

Hi everyone, yesterday was the first day since weeks that I saw the sun (honestly!). What a strange but totally liberating feeling. Though it is June, the last weeks have been affected by dark grey, cold temperatures and heavy rain. Already in May I wondered if the gulf stream ran dry… Well, it finally seems…

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Why applying for a job in Germany is no longer a pain in the neck Posted by on Jun 3, 2013

“Warum sind Sie die richtige Person für die Stelle?” “Why you are the right person for our vacant position?”   Kürzlich habe ich mein Studium an der Universität beendet. (I have recently finished my university studies.) Jetzt studiere ich Stellenasuschreibungen und Ratschläge, wie man sich für diese Jobs bewirbt, um einen von ihnen ans Land…

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