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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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The German Word ‘der Kater’ Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

Guten Tag, everybody! In case you weren’t aware yet, I think the German language is truly wonderful. I love it when I tell somebody about an unusual German word and their face lights up. So here’s a post that I hope will make your face light up, too! In this post we’ll learn the German…

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Traditional German Apfelkuchen Recipe Posted by on Jun 27, 2015

Here is a recipe for a traditional German Apfelkuchen (apple cake) that I baked yesterday. This is great übung (practice) for your German, expanding your vocabulary, practicing how to follow a German recipe and at the end of it you can reward yourself with homemade Apfelkuchen! I’ve written the recipe in German and English in case you get…

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German grammar in use: The conjugation of the verb “hören” Posted by on Oct 1, 2014

The German verb “hören” has got three major meanings: The ability to hear The conscious activity to listen (to) To do what an authority commands you: to obey Additionally, there are several compound verbs with the stem “-hören”, which specify HOW you hear or listen. zuhören – to listen to The verb “zuhören” is a…

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Treasury of words – An easy exercise Posted by on Mar 27, 2013

I know, I know…learning vocabulary isn´t always fun and sometimes it surely costs some effort to do so. That´s why I don´t want to annoy you. But with this little exercise, you can check your status  pretty good. Even if you don´t know all the words! In my opinion this one is relatively easy, so…

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Dividable verbs – trennbare Verben Posted by on Jan 16, 2013

Although January already is in the middle: Happy new year to all of you! I hope you had some nice Christmas days and a good start in 2013! For me it all began with moving to another apartment. That´s why I was a bit silent the last weeks… I want to start with an exercise…

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The most important comma rules in German Posted by on Nov 7, 2012

Hi everyone, for being a lazy comma user myself, I will try to show you the most important comma rules in German. Hopefully you will use them more successful than me 🙂 A comma is set… 1. …between main and subordinate clauses – in front of subordinating conjunctions (“dass”, “weil”, etc.) Meine Katze freut sich…

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