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Archive for October, 2015

Zeit für eine Geschichte – Teil 3: Die Morgendämmerung Posted by on Oct 31, 2015

This is Teil 3 (part 3) of the story of Max, a German student. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 first! Last week, Max got a call from his Brieffreund Oliver by surprise. After a short conversation, Max rushed to get a shower to then leave for his appointment with the eye…

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Untranslatable German Words: The Quiz! Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

Guten Tag! During my time here at the German language blog I’ve had the pleasure of introducing you to the weird, wonderful, ‘untranslatable’ words that the German language has to offer. From Schattenparker to Waldeinsamkeit, Gesichtsbremse to Kaffeeklatsch, this series of ‘untranslatable German words’ has proved to be very popular with you all, and I’m…

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The Weather in the Past, Present and Future Tense Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

Munich is looking beautiful this time of year with the seasons changing to autumn and the trees turning brilliant shades of gelb, orange und rot (yellow, orange and red)! This post is to help you say what the weather was, is and will be like. Grund Vokabular: Basic vocabulary: Die Sonne                                  The sun…

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Reading German History: Maus by Art Spiegelman Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

It goes without saying that reading is a fantastic way to improve your German in an enjoyable way. Today I’d like to recommend a book I read recently. It was originally written in English, but there is a German translation available. Its subject matter is World War II, the Holocaust, and Nazi Germany. Why am…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte – Teil 2: Der Anruf Posted by on Oct 23, 2015

This is Teil zwei (part two) of the story of Max, a German student. To read part 1, go here. Last week, Max just could not get out of his bed, even though his alarm rang and he knew he had a very important appointment that day. Then suddenly he received a phone call, which got him out of his…

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Untranslatable German Words: Die Zuckerschnecke Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

Hello and welcome to another post on untranslatable German words! In these posts I’ll teach you some of Germany’s quirky and unusual words that don’t have a direct translation in English (though I’ll try to translate them, anyway)! Today the word I want to talk about is die Zuckerschnecke. This is one for all of…

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Talking About Hobbies in German Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

Servus, I got my inspiration for this post over on the Greek blog (which you can find here if you’re also interested in learning Greek). Hobbies are an important part of everyday life and are a great way to start up a conversation, whether it’s horse riding, painting, reading, or just going to the cinema!…

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