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Nouns with MULTIPLE Articles?! Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

Willkommen zu Transparent Language! Der Blog für deine Portion Deutsch! Oder… Das Blog für deine Portion Deutsch? In a recent post, I told you everything you need to know about German Artikel (articles). But there is something I left out. And that is the strange case where one single Nomen (noun) can have multiple Artikel. Why and how does this…

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Learn About It In German: Muskelkater Posted by on Feb 26, 2020

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS, as it is commonly known in English) describes the pain and soreness felt in your muscles a day or two after working out, or doing some form of hard, physical labour. The German language has a fantastic word for this: Der Muskelkater, which breaks down to der Muskel (muscle) and…

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German Prepositions: All You Need To Know Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

Hello dear German learners! Have you struggled with prepositions like aus, bei, mit, entlang, anhand, während or wegen? German is famous for being hard – but there are rules for all of it! Let’s have a look at how to use German prepositions and to uncover what preposition to use. Known in German as Präpositionen, prepositions are…

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Curious German Words: Der Föhn Posted by on Feb 19, 2020

Guten Tag! Today we’re looking at a very interesting German word. This word is related to the weather, and is also the subject of Alpine folklore. It has made its way into the English language, and is also the German word for ‘hairdryer’. Today we’re looking at the word Föhn. Föhn, Fön, Foehn/foehn? Throughout this…

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3 Tips For Remembering German Plurals (Continued) Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

As promised, I am continuing on from my last blog post, helping you remember the right grammar to use for plurals. I sometimes find German grammar overwhelming as there are so many rules, so I hope these bitesize tips will make German plurals easy for you! If you haven’t seen my last blog post, you…

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German Articles: All You Need To Know Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

German Artikel (articles) seem quite confusing. The infamous der/die/das scheme spooks many students – but fear not, there is some logic to it all. Let’s have a look at this today! First, an overview Want to go deeper? Check out our free eBook on German basics here! Artikel belong to their corresponding Nomen (noun). They’re helpful to identify what Nomen is being referred to…

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German Idioms Using Clothes (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

Guten Tag! Carrying on from last week’s post about German idioms using clothes, here are five more phrases you can add to your collection. I hope you enjoy learning them! German Idioms Using Clothes (Part 2) Jemanden etwas in die Schuhe schieben Literally ‘to push something into someone’s shoes’, this idiom means to place the…

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