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German TV Series: Deutschland 86 Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

Guten Tag! If you’re not aware already, there is a new, German series on TV in the US, Australia and the UK. It is called Deutschland 86. This is the sequel to the 2015 series, Deutschland 83. The first series followed the story of a young man from the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik aka. East…

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German Sayings + Expressions 21: Where is the Snow? Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

Welcome to the first Sayings + Expressions of 2019! February here in Germany has been an absolutely weird month. Whereas it is normally April (April macht was er will!) that has the surprising weather, February had strangely high temperatures. It is March now, and the sun is out – it is beautiful here in Germany!…

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Don’t Let It Confuse You! – Chef Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Due to the great interest in the last post in this new series, here is the second one early! In this series, we will look at words or phrases that seem to mean the exact same thing in English, simply because they are spelled the same or sound the same. These are also known as “false cognates”…

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The German Phrase ‘Passt Schon’ Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

German is full of tiny phrases that have a huge range of meanings. In this post, we will look in more depth at the phrase ‘Passt schon’. This literally translates to ‘Fits already’, ‘Fits yet’ or ‘Does fit’. But what this little phrase actually means is ‘it’s OK’, ‘no worries’, ‘it’s all good’, ‘never mind’…

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The German Phrase ‘Es Passt’ Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Guten Tag! In my last post I talked about the phrase ‘Es steht dir (gut)’, the German way of saying ‘It (really) suits you’. A question people often have when they learn this phrase is: What is the difference between saying ‘Es steht dir’ (it suits you) and a similar phrase, ‘Es passt dir’ (it…

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Don’t Let It Confuse You! – Dose Posted by on Feb 23, 2019

Today, we start a new series on the blog, called Don’t Let It Confuse You! In this series, we will look at words or phrases that seem to mean the exact same thing in English, simply because they are spelled the same or sound the same. These are also known as “false cognates”, in German known as Fauxami (a “false…

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German: It Suits You! Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

Guten Tag! How do you tell someone in German that something ‘suits them’? Read on to find out! So you’re out shopping with a German friend and they want your opinion on the t-shirt they’ve just tried on. It looks really good. What do you tell them? You could say “Es sieht gut aus!” (“It…

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