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German Idioms 32: Rainy days! Posted by on Sep 30, 2021

Löwe Lion Dog Hund Sprichwort Idiom

Summer is done, it’s time for der Herbst (autumn/fall)! And what comes with this time of the year? Well, der Regen (rain), of course. So let’s look at a idioms again. Here’s a Sprichwort (n, saying) and a Ausdruck (m, expression) that are related to Regen! For previous posts in the series on German Idioms, please follow this link. Sich regen bringt Segen Literally…

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The World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

There is nothing that screams Autumn (and Halloween) more, than pumpkins! Although pumpkins originate from South America, I was surprised to find out that the world’s largest pumpkin festival is actually held in Germany – in Ludwigsburg Castle. This year marks the twentieth year that the Kürbisaustellung (pumpkin exhibition) has been held, with over 400,000…

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German Words For All Seasons Posted by on Jul 4, 2018

Guten Tag! So if you’re not already aware, German is full of amazing words for concepts we would need several words to describe in English. This is because of the German language’s ability to create compound nouns. Today I’d like to show you a few words for concepts that do exist in English, but which…

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Apfelkompott – German Apple Sauce Posted by on Sep 25, 2017

It’s that time of year when the apples are falling from the trees and people begin adding spices to everything. If you’re a fan of Herbst (Autumn) and autumnal foods, then I hope you’ll like this post about traditional German apple sauce – otherwise known as Apfelkompott or Apfelmus. This is the easiest thing in…

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Erntedankfest: German Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 9, 2016

In a recent post I mentioned some events that take place in Germany in Autumn. Today I’d like to tell you a little more about one of them, namely Erntedankfest – the “German Thanksgiving”. First, the breakdown of the word. ‘Ernte’ means harvest, while ‘Dank’ comes from ‘Danke’, meaning thank you, and ‘Fest’ is German…

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German Vocabulary For Autumn Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

Hallo! As my favourite season is upon is (Herbst – autumn) I decided there would be nothing better than a little post on all things Herbst in German.     Herbstwetter (autumn weather) is beautiful. It’s kühl (cool) outside, often windig (windy) but nevertheless nice and sonnig (sunny). At times it can be rather regnerisch…

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Answers to the reading comprehension – Der Herbst ist da! Posted by on Oct 16, 2012

These are the answers to the reading comprehension that I posted a couple of days ago: 1. What did the leaves do before they left their trees? Sie haben sich verfärbt. 2. What is the landscape dominated of? Die Landschaft ist von gelben Stoppelfeldern und bunten Wäldern geprägt. 3. What can you see in the…

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