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Archive for April, 2016

German Nationalparks – Part 9: Jasmund Posted by on Apr 30, 2016

In previous months, we have already explored a large part of the geschützte Schönheit (protected beauty) of German nature. We went to the windige Küsten (windy shores) of the Wattenmeer, the eindrucksvolle Felsen (impressive rocks) of the Sächsische Schweiz, the Jahrhunderte alten Wälder  (centuries old forests) of the Bayerischer Wald, the Erzminen (ore mines) in the Harz, the Tiger (tigers) roaming around in the Eifel, the Tausend Seen (thousand lakes) of Müritz, the hohe Gebirge (high mountain…

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4 German Words For ‘Clothes’ Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Guten Tag! Today I want to start talking about some of the vocabulary surrounding clothes. Though we have all probably learnt the names for trousers (die Hose), jacket (die Jacke) and shoes (die Schuhe) in German class at school, I am aware that there are a few words and expressions in this category that can…

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Animals in German Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to another post! I’m going to be giving you vocabulary for animals in this post. What I find interesting is that it’s not just the animals that have a German name, but also the noises they make are in the German language! For example in English a dog would say “woof”, but…

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How To Say Yes And No In German Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

There are a million ways to say yes and no in German. Whether you’re accepting a party invite or sending a door-to-door salesman on his way, here are some German phrases that’ll set you up and give your ‘yesses and nos’ a lot more power! Ways to say nein – no Das interessiert mich nicht…

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The German Mullet and Other Hairstyles Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

In my quest to bring you the best German words out there I recently found a great one related to Haare – hair. Someone once said to me that the best kind of business to have is either a coffee shop or a hairdresser’s, because no matter how times change, people will always want coffee…

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German Nationalparks – Part 8: Die Wattenmeer-Nationalparks Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

Again, I am sorry to disappoint you by not being able to post my weekly post, because I had exams. This should be the last time this happens for quite some time, though! Before my exams, I wrote part 7, on the Sächsische Schweiz. In the weeks before that, we went to the Bayerischer Wald, Harz, Eifel, Müritz, Berchtesgaden, and the Schwarzwald…

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