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Looking Back: The Best German Posts of 2020 Posted by on Dec 21, 2020

2020 has been a weird year. Jahresrückblicke (end-of-year reviews) don’t feel satisfying with the continuing pandemic and just before Christmas many European countries are back in a hard lockdown. What to do with the extra time sitting at home? Perhaps this post will give you plenty to entertain yourself for a while – let’s have our…

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11 German Pick Up Lines Posted by on Aug 15, 2017

This post is incase you ever find yourself in Germany (or you happen to meet a German) and want to start flirting with them. I’ve made a list of various German pick up lines – some are quite normal, and others are overly kitschig (cheesy)! I’ve started the list with “normal” Anmachsprüche (pick up lines)…

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Christmas Vocabulary in German Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… which is why I’ve decided to write a post with useful vocabulary you need to know when talking about Christmas! I’ve included links to other Christmassy posts which you’ll find further down. Weihnachten                    Christmas   der Heiligabend   …

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How to say goodbye in German Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

Last week I finished my Ausbildung (education) to become a fitness instructor and had to say goodbye to my classmates that I’ve spent almost every day with for the past three years! We had an Abschiedsfeier (leaving party) and after having to say goodbye to everyone it inspired me to write a post about the…

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Going to the Hairdressers in German Posted by on Jun 17, 2016

Hello! This is a vocabulary post about what to say at the Hairdresser. I’ll be writing key words and sentences for when you go to the Hairdresser in order to explain exactly how you want your hair. Basic words: die Haare                            …

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Translation and vocabulary list: Germany and world religions Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

In my previous post I published a German text on world religions. Below you can find a sentence-by-sentence translation of the text. In the vocabulary list I color-coded the words in accordance to their grammatical gender in German. Green = neuter Blue = masculine Red = feminine Das Christentum, das Judentum, der Hinduismus, der Buddhismus…

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