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Archive for September, 2016

German Children’s Stories 2: Zappelphilipp Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

Guten Tag! Today I’m tying two topics together: An untranslatable word (we haven’t had one of those for a while!) and a classic German children’s story. One of these inspired the other. Want to learn more? The German word I am focusing on today is der Zappelphilipp.   What does der Zappelphilipp mean? A ‘Zappelphilipp’…

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German Nationalparks – Part 14: Hunsrück-Hochwald Posted by on Sep 10, 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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Back To School! German Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

Guten Tag! September represents the start of a new Schuljahr (school year). Do you remember how you felt at this time? Perhaps you felt die Aufregung (excitement) at seeing your friends again, or die Angst (fear) at going somewhere new? In this post I’ll give you all the vocabulary you need to paint the picture…

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German Quiz in Food, Hobbies and Time Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

Hello, this month I’ve decided to challenge you with a quiz. I couldn’t decide which topic so I’ve picked out a few from my old posts, if you want to brush up on your German knowledge before you take the quiz then you can find them here, here and here. If you want to share…

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