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Curious German Words: Die K-Frage Posted by on Apr 29, 2021

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Like I wrote in a previous post, Germany is going through a Superwahljahr (n, “Super election year”, a year with many regional and national elections). A year like that comes with its own lingo, of course. Let’s look at a word that was pretty relevant this past week in this regard: Die K-Frage (f, the K-question). Mysterious, right? Laschet…

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Interesting German Places: Olympiapark, Munich Posted by on May 15, 2019

Guten Tag! It can be fascinating to learn the history behind seemingly ordinary buildings and places. Today we’ll look at one such place, namely the Olympiapark in Munich. Olympiapark The Olympiapark München (Olympic Park, Munich) is a huge venue in Oberwiesenfeld. Originally created for die Olympische Sommerspiele 1972 (1972 Summer Olympic Games), it is used…

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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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How to describe your bike in German Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

Servus, one of the things I love most about living in Munich is that there are cycle paths everywhere. I find cycling so much quicker than taking the bus or the U bahn, and it gives you some fresh air and exercise too! One thing that might get annoying is when your bicycle breaks (I…

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Swiss National Sports: Steinstoßen Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

All countries have some sport that has some tradition, or that is extremely popular. The United States, for example, has American football, baseball and basketball. Brazil and Germany have football/soccer, the British have rugby and cricket, the Canadians ice hockey… But what about the Swiss? There are actually three national sports. And I have never…

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Swiss National Sports: Hornussen Posted by on Oct 27, 2017

All countries have some sport that has some tradition, or that is extremely popular. The United States, for example, has American football, baseball and basketball. Brazil and Germany have football/soccer, the British have rugby and cricket, the Canadians ice hockey… But what about the Swiss? There are actually three national sports. And I have never…

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Swiss National Sports: Schwingen Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

All countries have some sport that has some tradition, or that is extremely popular. The United States, for example, has American football, baseball and basketball. Brazil and Germany have football/soccer, the British have rugby and cricket, the Canadians ice hockey… But what about the Swiss? There are actually three national sports. And I have never…

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