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Archive for July, 2013

“On me”: “Auf mir” or “auf mich” – German personal pronouns in the dative and accusative case Posted by on Jul 31, 2013

I received the question whether it is auf mich or auf mir, which are translated as “on me” in English. The good news is that both forms exist in German and thus they are both correct. The bad news is: Both forms are not interchangeable at will. Which form you have to use is dependent…

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Germany music and musicians: Eiserner Steg by Philipp Poisel Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

It was at a birthday party about two years ago when I first heard a song of a young and very gifted musician. It was his calm but powerful and distinctive voice that pierced my ear gently. Philipp Poisel is a Germany singer-songwriter. He was born 18 June 1983 in Ludwigsburg, which is in Baden-Wurttemberg…

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Practice your listening skills with German radio program: hosts tell about a hilarious SOS Posted by on Jul 5, 2013

Understanding or listening to spoken language is one of the four major skills when it comes to successful foreign language acquisition. A couple of days ago, I came across the radio sequence below in which the hosts tell about the wireless communication between an American ship and Spaniards. I find the presenters speak rather distinctly…

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