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Spell it Well: German Words Starting with s/sch Posted by on May 6, 2021

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English spelling is a mess. I don’t think that anybody would argue with that. German spelling, on the other hand, is pretty straightforward! Simply pronounce every single letter, and you’re already halfway there. However, German is not free from some confusing spelling itself. Let’s take a look at some of that. For example, the s/sch. Why…

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4 Ways To Say ‘Nonsense’ In German Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

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Guten Tag! Today’s post is about die Rede (speech), something we have touched upon before in this post, where I explained the difference between sagen, reden, sprechen, and other words meaning ‘to talk’ or ‘to speak’. Today’s post is more about the contents of that speech – in particular, 4 ways to say nonsense in…

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The German Word ‘Muttermal’ Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Guten Tag! Wie geht’s? Today we’re going to look at an interesting German word – das Muttermal. Das Muttermal Das Muttermal is the German word for a birthmark or mole – as in, the moles on your skin, not the mole the animal (this is called der Maulwurf in German!). The literal translation of Muttermal…

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The German Language And Coronavirus Posted by on Aug 24, 2020

Guten Tag! At the time of writing, it has been 5 months since my country (the UK) went into lockdown due to the covid-19 Pandemie (pandemic). A lot has changed during this time, including the language we now use in day-to-day life (everything is ‘socially distanced’, and we talk a lot about ‘the new normal’…

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What’s The Difference? Lernen And Studieren In German Posted by on Jul 15, 2020

Guten Tag! I have three posts lined up about the difference in some very closely linked words. These are German words that are either similar in meaning or similar in appearance (or both), which often leads to these words being used incorrectly. This post looks at the words lernen (to learn) and studieren (to study)…

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What’s The Difference? Man and Mann In German Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Guten Tag! Today we’re looking at two German words that often confuse learners – man and Mann. By the end of this post you’ll be able to recognise the difference between these two words, and be able to use them in the correct way. Let’s get started! Mann vs man The confusion about these two…

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The Corona Chronicles in Germany Part 3 Posted by on May 19, 2020

I hope all of you are staying safe and well. Here is my monthly update on how the situation is in Germany! Here in Germany the restrictions are continuing to lift and sometimes there is a sense of normality again. You can find part one and part two of my corona chronicles in Germany here…

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