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Archive for February, 2018

Does German Use Silent Letters? Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

Guten Tag! In today’s post I’d like to discuss German silent letters with you. There are many silent letters in the English language, such as the h in hour, the c in muscle, the first d in Wednesday, and the e on the end of practically every word (name, like, love, breathe), to name but…

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4 Easy Grammar Rules to Remember when Learning German Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

When i was learning German in school I never understood the grammar. All the different rules of when the article changes and so on always confused me. These four tips have helped improve my German and are so easy to remember! Let me know if they help you too. 1. What article to use when…

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Language Listening Lesson – Die Gute Schokolade! Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Back with an LLL – a Language Listening Lesson. A Language Listening Lesson (Triple L) consists of a German text, with translation and audio file to listen to it. That is the idea – you listen to it and with only that information answer the questions. The text presented today is information from Die Gute Schokolade (The…

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Should I Roll My Rs In German? Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Guten Tag! Today’s post is all about a question many German language learners encounter at one point or another, and that is: Should I roll my Rs when I speak German? And if I am supposed to, how do I physically do it? The rolled R is a stand-out feature of the German language for…

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Sayings + Expressions 16 – Drehen Posted by on Feb 15, 2018

In this long series of Sayings + Expressions, we have come across a lot. It might make your head spin. And that is why today, we will be talking about drehen (to spin). Because believe it or not, there are Sprichwörter (sayings) and Ausdrücke (expressions) with spinning too! Let’s start, as always, with the Sprichwort. Einen alten Baum verpflanzt man nicht…

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Untranslatable German Words: die Scheißfreundlichkeit Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Guten Tag! We’re back with another untranslatable words post! In this series, we look at the quirkiest, most interesting words the German language has to offer – words which, often, point at a very specific feeling or situation, and don’t have a perfect translation in English. Today’s untranslatable word is die Scheißfreundlichkeit. What does die…

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A Unique German Way To Say It’s Snowing Posted by on Feb 7, 2018

Guten Tag! Is it snowing where you live? For me, there’s nothing better than that moment of seeing snow outside and exclaiming Es schneit! to whoever will listen. Today I’d like to give you a very different way of saying ‘It’s snowing’ in German. Frau Holle schüttelt ihre Betten aus A unique way of saying…

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