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How to describe your bike in German Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

Servus, one of the things I love most about living in Munich is that there are cycle paths everywhere. I find cycling so much quicker than taking the bus or the U bahn, and it gives you some fresh air and exercise too! One thing that might get annoying is when your bicycle breaks (I…

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Big German Travel Phrases Resource Posted by on Jul 25, 2018

Guten Tag! It’s holiday season and, having just come back from holiday myself, I started thinking about all of the phrases I used to communicate to the locals in different situations. There are many excellent posts in the blog archives on specific areas of holidays, like booking a hotel room in German, or how to…

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Body Parts In German – Simple Posted by on Jun 25, 2018

Guten Tag! Today I’d like to take it back to basics and teach you what all of the different body parts are called in German. This topic is always useful, especially if you go to the doctor in Germany, for example. As there are so many different body parts and names for everything, I’m going…

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The German But Posted by on May 2, 2018

Guten Tag! If I were to ask you the German word for ‘but’ the first one to come into your mind would most likely be ‘aber’. This is indeed the German word for it, and probably the most common one. But have you ever seen the words jedoch, allerdings or nichtsdestotrotz in a sentence? These…

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German Car-Related Words Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

Guten Tag! Germany is world-famous for its cars, so it’s no wonder that there are several, quirky German words and phrases related to vehicles and driving in general. Today I’d like to introduce you to a few of these words and phrases! The first word is das Elefantenrennen. This literally translates to ‘elephant running’ and…

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German Nap Time Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

Guten Tag! Der Schlaf (sleep) is not only one of life’s greatest joys, but it is extremely important, too. So let’s have a look at all things ‘sleep’ in German! Many thanks to the French blog for providing the inspiration for this post.   Firstly, the word for sleep (noun) in German is der Schlaf. The…

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Going To The Optician: German Vocabulary Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Guten Tag! Today I thought I’d give you the practical vocabulary and phrases that you need to visit the optician/get an eye test done in German. So without further ado, let’s get started! When you go for an eye test, the person who performs the test is called an optometrist. In German, an optometrist is…

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