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Talking About Ghosts In German Posted by on Aug 18, 2021


Guten Tag! Today’s post is a spooky one, as we’re talking all about ghosts! I’ll give you a variety of vocabulary on the subject throughout the post, and hopefully clear up some of the confusion about the two main words for ‘ghost’ in German. Geist oder Gespenst? When reading about this subject in German, there…

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Hitler Is Back In Germany Posted by on Jan 26, 2016

For decades, it has been considered taboo to talk about Hitler and the Nazis in Germany. Now, two things have happened that suggest this taboo is beginning to break. 1. MEIN KAMPF BACK ON SALE On January 8th, a new edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf went on sale in Germany for the first time…

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“Liebe Mauer” and debate: Are films effective language learning aids? Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

Hallo! Wie geht’s? 🙂 Inspired by the recent events in Berlin, I’d like to recommend a German film I watched a while back. It is called Liebe Mauer. PLOT OUTLINE Liebe Mauer (“Beloved Wall” in English) is set in Berlin in 1989, shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The story is about a…

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German actors: Moritz Bleibtreu Posted by on Oct 9, 2012

Hi everybody! I want to start a little series about German actors to let you participate in German culture (though some of them might be known overseas as well!). Today I´ll start with one of my favourite ones… German actor Moritz Bleibtreu was born in 1971 in Munich and he descends from a family of…

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