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Archive for June, 2016

After the Brexit, maybe a Dexit? Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

The people of the United Kingdom have decided: they want to leave the European Union (EU). This is also referred to as the Brexit, a combination of Britain and exit. But what does this mean for other countries in Europe, what about Germany? Will there be a Dexit? The Brexit Even though many outlets and economic…

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Untranslatable German: Tote Hose Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

Guten Tag! It’s time for another untranslatable German word – but it’s a special one, because it’s technically a phrase that is used in place of a single word. Confused? Don’t be! It’s a funny one. Today’s phrase is ‘tote Hose’. What does tote Hose mean? In German, ‘tote Hose’ is used to describe something…

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Going to the Hairdressers in German Posted by on Jun 17, 2016

Hello! This is a vocabulary post about what to say at the Hairdresser. I’ll be writing key words and sentences for when you go to the Hairdresser in order to explain exactly how you want your hair. Basic words: die Haare                            …

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The German Iron Maiden Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

Guten Tag! Part of learning a language involves stumbling upon interesting little facts you didn’t know about before. This is what happened to me the other day. I was reading a book that mentioned the Iron Maiden – I had no idea this was a German invention! So I decided to do some reading about…

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German Nationalparks – Part 12: Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft Posted by on Jun 15, 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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