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German actors: Daniel Brühl Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

Hi there! The next German actor that I want to introduce to you is called Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo, better known as Daniel Brühl. Understandably you might wonder about the name…well, Daniel is the son of the German TV director Hanno Brühl and a Spanish teacher. He was born in 1978 in Barcelona/Spain…

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Answers to the reading comprehension – Der Herbst ist da! Posted by on Oct 16, 2012

These are the answers to the reading comprehension that I posted a couple of days ago: 1. What did the leaves do before they left their trees? Sie haben sich verfärbt. 2. What is the landscape dominated of? Die Landschaft ist von gelben Stoppelfeldern und bunten Wäldern geprägt. 3. What can you see in the…

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Reading comprehension – Der Herbst ist da! Posted by on Oct 14, 2012

Today I want to do a little reading comprehension with you. Read the following text and answer the questions afterwards. Try to frame your answers in German. If this is too hard, English will do as well. Use the comment field for your answers. Der Herbst ist da! Vor ein paar Tagen gab es den…

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German actors: Moritz Bleibtreu Posted by on Oct 9, 2012

Hi everybody! I want to start a little series about German actors to let you participate in German culture (though some of them might be known overseas as well!). Today I´ll start with one of my favourite ones… German actor Moritz Bleibtreu was born in 1971 in Munich and he descends from a family of…

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Groß- und Kleinschreibung – Upper and lower case Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

Dear German learners, recently I came across some sentences that made me smile and let me think of German language…and as well I had to think about you people who are learning the language as foreigners. I guess sometimes upper and lower case might drive you crazy while learning. I can totally understand… But look…

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European championship Posted by on Jun 14, 2012

Since a couple of days, the Europameisterschaft (European championship) 2012 is running in Poland and Ukraine. You might ask “Which sport?”. But if you are in Europe these days or if you know a little about European sports, there is only one answer: Fußball (soccer). Especially in Central Europe, people are crazy about this game…

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Der Maibaum (maypole) Posted by on May 19, 2012

Today I want to introduce a German tradition to you, that takes place in May. I´m talking about the so called Maibaum (maypole). A Maibaum is a decorated tree or at least stock of tree that is usually aufgerichtet (erected) on May the 1st. In some regions it is already put up on the eve…

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