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Archive for April, 2019

Munich’s Rental Problem Posted by on Apr 30, 2019

As some of you may have heard, it is hard work trying to find somewhere to live in Munich. Munich is a very popular city and because of this the Mietpreise (rental prices) keep on increasing. The average price at the moment to rent is about 17€ per square meter in Munich. Berlin, the capital…

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The Environment: German Vocab & Reading Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to talk about die Umwelt (the environment). Each year on April 22nd, the world celebrates der Tag der Erde (Earth Day). This is a day where events are held and awareness is raised about protecting unser Planet (our planet) and the environment. This post will provide you with plenty of…

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German Word Of The Year 2018 Runners-Up (Part 2) Posted by on Apr 24, 2019

Guten Tag! As you may know from previous posts, each year the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) – The German Language Association – picks a word as their Wort des Jahres – Word of the Year. They also publish the top 10 most voted for out of all of the words submitted. You can read…

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German Word Of The Year 2018 Runners-Up (Part 1) Posted by on Apr 17, 2019

Guten Tag! As you may know from previous posts, each year the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) – The German Language Association – picks a word as their ‘Wort des Jahres’ – ‘Word of the Year’. They also publish the top 10 most voted for out of all of the words submitted. You can read…

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Dirk Nowitzki Ends His Career Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

Dirk Nowitzki – an established name in the world of basketball. On April 9, he suddenly announced the end of his basketball Karriere (career). Read all about this German Wunderkind (prodigy) in this post, and learn some German along the way. Der Beste Aller Zeiten 21 Jahre lang hat Dirk Nowitzki die Basketballplätze der Welt unsicher…

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The German Prefix ‘Ur’ Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at the German prefix ur. This is a very interesting prefix, because it is used only to talk about ‘original’, ‘primitive’, and ‘earliest’ things. Let’s get into it. The prefix ur is pronounced ooh-ah – exactly how you’d pronounce the German word for clock, die Uhr (but note…

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