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Archive for July, 2016

German Children’s Stories 1 Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

Guten Tag! A little while ago somebody requested posts on children’s books and stories. I thought, where better to start than the German books my mum used to read to me as a child! DER STRUWWELPETER Der Struwwelpeter is a very famous German children’s book by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. Hoffmann wrote it because he couldn’t…

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German Nationalparks – Part 13: Unteres Odertal Posted by on Jul 21, 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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Sayings + Expressions 10: Flowers! Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

After a long time of no Sayings + Expressions, I am back! Today, we have a fitting theme for the beautiful, sunny Sommerwetter (summer weather): flowers! So keep reading to find out how to express yourself more elegantly in German in summer style! Manchmal muss man durch Dornen gehen, um Rosen zu erreichen. Sometimes you have to…

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Take It Easy and Learn German! Posted by on Jul 17, 2016

There are many ways to learn a language, but German is sometimes hard to start with. Fortunately, there are initiatives such as Leichte Sprache, which can make things a lot easier. Read on! “(1) Hält ein Gericht ein Gesetz, auf dessen Gültigkeit es bei der Entscheidung ankommt, für verfassungswidrig, so ist das Verfahren auszusetzen und, wenn…

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Office German 1: Addresses and Shipping Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Last year I worked as a German language assistant in an office here in the UK. The company I worked for had just started selling their products in Germany and had no one in their office who could speak German. In this series of ‘Office German’ posts I will share the help and advice I…

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