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Vocabulary for Valentine’s Day Posted by on Feb 5, 2015

Guten tag! Valentine’s Day is coming up and so I have all the vocabulary you need to get you through the day. Let’s start off with which Geschenke (presents) to buy: Die Schokolade             Chocolate Das Lebkuchen Herz     Gingerbread heart (they also have pet names written on them) Der Blumenstrauss       A bunch of flowers Die Rosen                  …

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5 Inventions to Thank Germany For Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Many of the useful and practical Gegenstände (objects) that you use today were invented by Germans. As Germans are known for being very efficient when it comes to working, it’s no wonder that so many inventors are Deutsch! Here’s a list of some of them: Die erste Glühbirne: The First Ever Lightbulb: Although it is…

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R.I.P. Udo Jürgens Posted by on Jan 9, 2015

Just before Christmas the Austrian entertainer Udo Jürgens died. The online edition of the Abendzeitung München reports that memorials will take place in Zurich, Berlin, and Vienna mid-January. 21 December 2014 was a sad day for many Austrian, Swiss, and Germans. Udo Jürgens, one of the most popular germanophone musicians, collapsed while taking a walk in this adopted homeland…

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German Christmas Song: O Tannenbaum Posted by on Dec 14, 2014

Recently I wrote a post about Der Weihnachtsbaum and its origins in German history. This post was originally a part of it, but it became so large that I thought it only fitting to give it its own post. So, to continue on the Weihnachtsbaum theme, here’s a popular song you might know as ‘O…

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German music: Lyrics and English translation of “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten” by Tim Bendzko Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

Tim Bendzko is a young singer-songwriter from Berlin. The song “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten”, which was released in 2011, granted him popularity throughout Germany. This year, he won the World Music Award 2014 in Monaco as “Best German Act”. Tim Bedzko’s song “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten” is about the fast-moving nature…

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German music and lyrics: Adel Tawil „Lieder“ (English translation) Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

I listened to the radio the other day when I heard a German song, which made me raise my eyebrows. It took me a moment to realize that the singer joined together various titles of mainly English songs. At the first moment I thought the performer was trying to be very creative … come hell…

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German music: Max Herre feat. Philipp Poisel – Wolke 7 (Cloud 9) Posted by on Sep 17, 2012

On the weekend, I accidentally tuned in to one of those casting shows and while they introduced one of the emerging artists – by the way, a very talented young guy – an awesome song was played in the background. Immediately, I booted up my computer to google the lines I memorized in order to…

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