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100 Years Of Women’s Suffrage In Germany Posted by on Jan 30, 2019

Guten Tag! There has been uproar in German politics recently because a German mayor was not invited to a charity event – simply because she is a woman. This comes shortly after Germany celebrated 100 years of women having the vote. Karoline Linnert is the finance senator and substitute mayor for the city of Bremen…

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Don’t take things so literally! … Unless you’re speaking German. Posted by on Aug 13, 2014

You can learn a lot about Germany from its language. There are many nouns in the German language that have very literal meanings to them. Their pattern is that they are made up of two or more separate words put together to form a new word. These are called compound nouns. Some examples are: Das…

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Untranslatable German Words: Torschlusspanik! Posted by on Aug 3, 2014

Guten Tag, and willkommen to another post on untranslatable German words! The word of today is Torschlusspanik. What is the meaning of Torschlusspanik? This is the fear that time is running out. It describes the panic you get when you realise one day that in actual fact, you haven’t done very much with your life…

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