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The German Memorial In Viscardigasse Posted by on Jun 3, 2020

There is a little street in Munich that is home to a subtle memorial with a very powerful history attached to it. In this post I’d like to share with you the memorial in Viscardigasse, Munich, and the meaning behind it. History To understand the memorial that is there today, we must first look at…

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THIS Spaghetti was Made in Germany! Posted by on May 29, 2020

With the temperatures rising, everybody is craving Eis (ice cream)! You may like Vanille (vanilla), Schokolade (chocolate) or Erdbeere (strawberry). But what’s the fun in boring balls of ice cream, when you can play around a little? That’s what an Eismacher (ice cream maker) in Germany thought in the 1960s, with resounding success! Introducing… The Spaghettieis (spaghetti ice…

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The German Staycation Posted by on May 27, 2020

Guten Tag! I hope you’re all well and staying safe during the pandemic (die Pandemie). Here in the UK, restrictions are gradually being eased and, as a result, people have been flocking to the beaches to enjoy the sunny weather. But many are uncomfortable with the amount of people in those public places and are…

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Time in Germany: How Did We Get Here? Posted by on May 21, 2020

We’ve written many posts on how to tell time in German. However, we’ve never discussed how we got there! How is it that in the United States, you say 4 pm, and in Germany, you’d say sechzehn Uhr (sixteen hours)? Why is this referred to as military time in the US and just… time in German? It…

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The German Verb Haben – To Have (4 Tenses) Posted by on May 20, 2020

Guten Tag! If you’re a fairly new German learner, this post will benefit you as it covers one of the basics of the language. If you’re not new to the language, it’s still a good idea to revisit the basics from time to time! Today we’re looking at the verb haben (to have) and its…

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The Corona Chronicles in Germany Part 3 Posted by on May 19, 2020

I hope all of you are staying safe and well. Here is my monthly update on how the situation is in Germany! Here in Germany the restrictions are continuing to lift and sometimes there is a sense of normality again. You can find part one and part two of my corona chronicles in Germany here…

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The German Verb Sein – To Be (3 Tenses) Posted by on May 18, 2020

Guten Tag! If you’re a fairly new German learner, this post will benefit you as it covers one of the basics of the language. If you’re not new to the language, it’s still a good idea to revisit the basics from time to time! Today we’re looking at the verb sein (to be) and its…

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