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Archive for June, 2017

Richtfest: A German Tradition Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Hallo! Wie geht’s? Today I’d like to introduce you to a German tradition called Richtfest. I only learnt about this recently, as my parents are having their roof re-done and my mum said she wanted to get some beers for the builders once the roof is finished, “like they do at a Richtfest”. Naturally, I…

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At A Petrol Station: German Vocab Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Guten Tag! Inspired by this post on the Greek blog, I thought it would be handy to look at German vocabulary related to petrol stations and driving – as this is something practical, important, and which you will use in day-to-day life in Germany. This is the German road sign for a petrol station…

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7 Tips on Staying Cool in a Heatwave Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

Servus! We have around 34 degrees in Munich today, and in England (where I come from) there is also a Hitzewelle where it is around 30 – 31 degrees. After melting today at work it gave me the idea to write this post to help you guys with a few tips on how to manage…

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German First Names: Then & Now Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

Guten Tag! Today I thought I’d cover the interesting topic of German Vornamen (first names). When you think of German names, which ones spring immediately to mind? Helga? Hermann? Greta? These are classic examples of stereotypical German names – but are babies still given these names in Germany today? In this post I’ll give the…

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Sayings + Expressions 14 – Money II (+ Time) Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

Today, as promised, we will talk about money again. Making money is what you probably do on a Montag (Monday) anyway. But it is also Monday, the international day for mourning the end of the weekend. So, I thought, let’s take the bitter out of that bittersweet feeling, and include time in today’s post. Time…

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German(s) At The Beach Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

Guten Tag! Summer is coming, and so this is the time when a lot of people start to plan their holidays. What better way to get you in the mindset for a holiday than by learning some German vocabulary ideal for a trip to the beach? Here is a collection of words you’ll need. I’ve…

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Sayings + Expressions 13 – Money I Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

Money. Something so universally present in our lives that, of course, there are many sayings and expressions about it. Also in German. Today, we explore a Sprichwort (saying) and an Ausdruck (expression) concerning Geld (money). Because there are so many, we will explore money and time related ones on Monday. For today, let’s begin with the Sprichwort! Geld regiert die Welt Money rules the…

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