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7 Ways To Say Sorry In German Posted by on Aug 1, 2018

Entschuldiging, Verzeihung, Es tut mir Leid, Mein Beileid….. Have you ever noticed how many different ways there are to say ‘sorry’ in German? It might leave you wondering whether there’s any difference between them, and if it’s better to say one over the other. In this post I’m going to explain the different German words…

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Swearing In German Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

Guten Tag! First off, I’d like to thank Bjørn from the Danish blog for providing the inspiration for this post. Bjørn has written a very informative, interesting post about Danish swear words- which I’m hoping to replicate now with German swear words. So let’s get started. Swear words are called die Schimpfwörter in German. German…

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2 Words You Didn’t Know Were German Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Guten Tag! When you think of English words that are German in origin, a few will spring to mind immediately: Angst, Poltergeist, and Doppelgänger, amongst others. Yet there are some English words that you need to look a little closer at to discover that they are, in fact, German! Today I’ve got two English words…

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5000 New German Words Added To Dictionary Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

You may have seen articles floating around the past couple of days about how 5,000 new German words have been added to Duden. But what is Duden? And what are the words? Duden is a dictionary of the German language. It was first published by Konrad Duden (hence the name) in 1880, and has just released its…

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German Culture In The USA Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Guten Tag! When you think about countries relating to the German language and culture, the first (perhaps only) countries that come to mind are Germany and Austria. But there are, in fact, many countries around the world that have German as a second or minority language, with towns & cities that have German roots. Today…

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Angela Merkel Inspires New German Word Posted by on Oct 10, 2015

Guten Tag! 🙂 I hope you’re all having a lovely Wochenende so far. Today’s topic is the ever-evolving German language. A few months ago I did a couple of blog posts on the phenomenon that is Denglisch (or ‘Denglish’, if you’re spelling it the English way). What is Denglisch, I hear you ask? It is…

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16 English Words That Are Actually German (Part 2) Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Here’s the second part of ’16 English words that are actually German’! Click here for the first 8 words. Doppelgänger Literal translation & German meaning: Double walker, or someone who looks identical to you Meaning in English: Someone who looks exactly the same as you but is not related to you Use in a sentence…

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