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Archive for December, 2017

What’s up with those h’s? The Dehnungs-h Posted by on Dec 8, 2017

If you studied German, you have probably come across irregularities that really make you wonder why they exist. As a German growing up with the language, I never really questioned it… Until I saw the dehnungs-e. For example, you write Soest, but you say Soost, so you elongate the o and mute the e. Odd! Though when looking into it, I…

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German Nap Time Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

Guten Tag! Der Schlaf (sleep) is not only one of life’s greatest joys, but it is extremely important, too. So let’s have a look at all things ‘sleep’ in German! Many thanks to the French blog for providing the inspiration for this post.   Firstly, the word for sleep (noun) in German is der Schlaf. The…

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