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Did You Know This About Mozart? Posted by on Nov 3, 2021


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most famous classical composers of all time. Mozart lived a short life (1756 – 1791), dying at the age of 35. However, he composed more than 600 musical works during his lifetime, with Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Serenade- often called A…

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How Germans Turned Into Almans Posted by on Jan 27, 2020

Ah, the Germans. Attached to stereotypes of Pünktlichkeit (punctuality), Ordnung (order) and Gesetzestreue (law abidance) above all else, they have a distinct culture and lifestyle. But how could you encapsulate this in a term? What says “German” like nothing else? Alman, apparently. Let’s have a look. Making fun of Germans Don’t think we Germans are not aware of all these…

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10 Words That Are More Descriptive In German Posted by on Jan 16, 2019

Guten Tag! How’s your learning going? Hopefully, it’s going well! In today’s post, we’re going to look at some words that are just better in German. One of the most common stereotypes people hold about the German language is that it is angry and harsh-sounding. And one of the most common stereotypes people hold about…

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Loriot Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

Some days ago, Germany’s most popular humorist, Loriot, died at the age of 87. Therefore, I’d like to dedicate this post to this fabulous person. Loriot worked as a cartoonist, actor, and director. His sketches and cartoons focused on the human inability to communicate. Loriot was born 12 November 1923 in Brandenburg an der Havel…

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