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Archive for December, 2015

Zeit für eine Geschichte: Teil 13 – Der letzte Anruf – THE END Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

Dear readers, This is the last post of my short story “Zeit für eine Geschichte”. I hope you enjoyed the series, and let me know in the comments whether you would like to see more of such stories in the future. Any suggestions, criticism, or different scenarios you would like to see implemented are very…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte: Teil 12 – Die Verabredung (pt. 4) – Glühwein! Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

This is Teil 12 (part 12) 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 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 On Sunday, Laura and Max went ice skating on the Weihnachtsmarkt. Then, Max suddenly…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte: Teil 11 – Die Verabredung (pt. 3) – Eislaufen! Posted by on Dec 27, 2015

This is Teil 11 (part 11) 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 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Last week, Max was expecting Laura for their date. She came a little early, but…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte: Teil 10 – Die Verabredung (pt. 2) Posted by on Dec 24, 2015

This is Teil 10 (part 10) 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 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Last week, Max made the Kalter Hund (hedgehog slice) for Laura and is getting a little nervous. He…

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Germany-Specific Emojis Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

Guten Tag! Last month I came across an article about how Finland are set to release country-specific emojis for use on smartphones. They are, in fact, the first country in the world to launch their own emoji sticker set! The set has been gradually rolled out advent calendar-style, and tomorrow (December 24th – the Finnish…

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TOP 10 GERMAN POSTS OF 2015 Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

It’s nearly the end of the year, and we’ve had a brilliant 2015 at Transparent Language, with the blogs hitting the 1 million views mark in August for the first time ever! So thank you all very much for your continued support and interest in our work here at Transparent Language. Without further ado, here…

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The Difference between Nikolaus, Santa Claus and the Christkind Posted by on Dec 14, 2015

Sometimes it can get a bit confusing: St Nicholas comes on the night of 5th of December, Santa Claus comes on the night of the 24th, and the Christkind arrives in the evening of the 24th! But who are they all and what is the unterschied (difference) between them? Saint Nicholas St Nicholas comes from Greece…

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