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Archive for March, 2017

Devilish German Sayings Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

Guten Tag! Today I’d like to share some German Redewendungen – sayings/expressions – with you. The German language has many expressions that contain the word der Teufel – devil. Some of these are the same in English, while others are completely different. Some are very straight-forward, while others are more imaginative! The prominence of this word…

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Check out this delicious German treat! Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

I bet you have not heard of this German treat! It is delicious, sweet shortbread filled with marzipan, but it was not always like that… So, before 1876, the Leipziger Lerche was a popular specialty enjoyed all over the world – from Spanien (Spain) to Russland (Russia). It was a Lerche (lark), which was filled with all kinds of Gewürze (spices) and Kräuter (herbs). These were roasted…

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The Curiosity of the German Word “Cousin” Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

Hi everybody! Welcome to another post that looks at the curiosity of a certain word. Today, we will have a look at the German word cousin. Check out the video below that explains the post, if you prefer watching instead of reading! French? Cousin looks very un-German. Because it is. It was adapted to German…

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Six German Words That’ll Change Your Life Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

Guten Tag! Ich hoffe, es geht euch gut. Today I’m bringing you six German words that are all somehow related to feelings you get before, during or after a period of change: The excitement and nervousness of new beginnings, the fear of having run out of time to change your life,  the exhilarating feeling of…

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Express Yourself In German With These Adjectives Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Guten Tag! I’m here with what I hope will be another practical, useful post for you all! First, a question: Do you ever speak or write in German only to find yourself using the same words over and over again? Is everything good always ‘gut’ and everything bad always ‘schlecht’? Does it ever frustrate you…

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Going To The Dentist: German Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

Guten Tag! Today’s post is all about something we hate doing, but which we have to do, nevertheless… Today’s post is about going to der Zahnarzt – the dentist. Here are all of the German words you need to know for it!   German dentist vocab: The basics Dentist (place/profession) – der Zahnarzt Dental assistant…

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The History of the German Shepherd Posted by on Mar 7, 2017

You can guess from the name, the German Shepherd originates from Germany. After getting lots of positive feedback from my last post about the history of the Dachshund (which you can find here), I’m keeping the theme of German dogs and will be writing about how and why the German Shepherd came about. The German…

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