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Successful Germans at the 2022 Winter Olympics! Posted by on Feb 11, 2022

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Currently, the Olympischen Winterspiele (Winter Olympic Games) are in full force. While there is contention around them, and plenty of countries decided not to participate due to a host of reasons, Germany did end up sending a delegation. Here’s how Germany’s been doing so far, and some vocabulary for you to understand the Winterolympiade (Winter Olympics) in…

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Anglicism of the Year 2021: Germans Made This English Word! Posted by on Feb 3, 2022

Covid Anglizismus, Anglicism, Anglicism of the year, anglizismus des jahres 2021

We’ve already talked about the German Wort des Jahres (word of the year) of 2021 and the German Unwort des Jahres (“non”-word of the year) 2021, as well as the Jugendwort des Jahres (youth word of the year). But there’s one more that I would like to discuss – the Anglizismus des Jahres (Anglicism of the year)! Anglizismen are…

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10 German Words That Describe Pandemic Life Posted by on Feb 2, 2022


Guten Tag! As we know, the German language is full of words that are unique, creative, intelligent and fun! Due to its ability to connect several nouns to create one, new compound noun, new words are always popping up in the German language. Today, we’re going to take a look at just some of the…

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German Idioms 34: New Beginnings Posted by on Jan 21, 2022

German idioms zero bei Null anfangen Anfang

It’s a new year! Perhaps you have devised some gute Vorsätze fürs neue Jahr (m, New Year’s resolutions) to finally get fit, wake up earlier, take up your weekends to truly rest, or finally do those trips you wanted to go on. We like doing this at the beginning of the year, as it’s a new Anfang (m…

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German Sleep Vocabulary And Tips Posted by on Jan 19, 2022


Guten Tag! Today we’re going to delve a little more into the subject of sleep (der Schlaf), specifically, problems associated with sleep. Perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve the quality (die Qualität) of yours? Let’s take a look at some German vocabulary and phrases surrounding the subject of sleep. Warum kann…

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Cooking Vocabulary in German Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

I personally love to cook at home and try out new recipes. I have made a vocabulary list all about cooking to help you understand German recipes. If you are in need of some recipes, check out these older posts here, here and here. The basics das Rezept                …

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The 5 Best Posts Of The German Blog In 2021 Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

The third weekend of 2022 steht vor der Tür (“stands in front of the door”, is almost here). And while the first weekend was reserved for sleeping off New Year’s Eve and the second to get back into the rhythm of the normal work week, this weekend might be the perfect time to take a look back…

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