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Archive for November, 2015

Zeit für eine Geschichte – Teil 7: Der Augenarzt (pt. 2) Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

This is Teil 7 (part 7) of the story of Max, a German student. Be sure to read the previous parts first! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 I am very sorry that last week, there was no new Kapitel. It was a very busy week for me. Therefore, there will be…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte – Teil 6: Der Augenarzt (pt. 1) Posted by on Nov 29, 2015

This is Teil 6 (part 6) of the story of Max, a German student. Be sure to read the previous parts first! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 I am very sorry that last week, there was no new Kapitel. It was a very busy week for me. Therefore, there will…

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Untranslatable German Words: das Fingerspitzengefühl Posted by on Nov 27, 2015

Hello and welcome to another post on untranslatable German words, where I bring you the quirkiest, funniest and most intelligent words that the German language has to offer – and ones that are difficult to find a direct translation for! Today’s word is das Fingerspitzengefühl. What does das Fingerspitzengefühl mean? To have Fingerspitzengefühl means to…

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Sport in German Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

As a fitness trainer, I teach my classes in German. I once taught a class in English as a woman requested it (she was going to England for holiday and wanted to brush up on her English). As I taught it I realised how hard it was to translate the class back into English, even…

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Why ‘Germans Are Rude’ Part 2 Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

I recently wrote a post called Why ‘Germans Are Rude’, which was inspired by an article on how different cultures give criticism. Firstly, I want to thank everybody who commented on it. It seems that this is a topic everybody has something to say about, which is great! The Germans are arguably one of the…

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 Zeit für eine Geschichte – Teil 5: Das Gespräch Posted by on Nov 14, 2015

This is Teil 5  (part 5) of the story of Max, a German student. Be sure to read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 first! Last week, Max caught the bus for his appointment at the eye doctor’s. In the bus, he liked to do some people watching. He was very curious about an…

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Why ‘Germans Are Rude’ Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

Guten Tag! I recently read an article called “How To Say ‘This Is Crap’ In Different Cultures”. It highlights the differences in how the British talk compared to other European nationalities – Germans included. The article states that the Germans, Dutch and other nationalities are more direct than the British. While the British use what…

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