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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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Change Of Routine (German Simple Past Tense) Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

Guten Tag! How is life looking for you lately? I think it’s true for the majority of people at the moment that routines have changed. Certain things that we used to do, we aren’t doing any more, and new habits and routines have formed in their place. In this post I’d like to show you…

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3 Tips For Remembering German Plurals (Continued) Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

As promised, I am continuing on from my last blog post, helping you remember the right grammar to use for plurals. I sometimes find German grammar overwhelming as there are so many rules, so I hope these bitesize tips will make German plurals easy for you! If you haven’t seen my last blog post, you…

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Three Easy German Grammar Rules to Remember Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

German grammar can sometimes be really confusing – which article to use, how does the article change in the accusative case, when to use a capital letter, and so on. Although I personally find it easier to speak casually when I’m not actively thinking about grammar, it is always good to have a refresher on some…

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The German Prefix ‘Ur’ Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at the German prefix ur. This is a very interesting prefix, because it is used only to talk about ‘original’, ‘primitive’, and ‘earliest’ things. Let’s get into it. The prefix ur is pronounced ooh-ah – exactly how you’d pronounce the German word for clock, die Uhr (but note…

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The German Phrase ‘Es Passt’ Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Guten Tag! In my last post I talked about the phrase ‘Es steht dir (gut)’, the German way of saying ‘It (really) suits you’. A question people often have when they learn this phrase is: What is the difference between saying ‘Es steht dir’ (it suits you) and a similar phrase, ‘Es passt dir’ (it…

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German: It Suits You! Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

Guten Tag! How do you tell someone in German that something ‘suits them’? Read on to find out! So you’re out shopping with a German friend and they want your opinion on the t-shirt they’ve just tried on. It looks really good. What do you tell them? You could say “Es sieht gut aus!” (“It…

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