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Does German Use Silent Letters? Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

Guten Tag! In today’s post I’d like to discuss German silent letters with you. There are many silent letters in the English language, such as the h in hour, the c in muscle, the first d in Wednesday, and the e on the end of practically every word (name, like, love, breathe), to name but…

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Language Listening Lesson – Die Gute Schokolade! Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Back with an LLL – a Language Listening Lesson. A Language Listening Lesson (Triple L) consists of a German text, with translation and audio file to listen to it. That is the idea – you listen to it and with only that information answer the questions. The text presented today is information from Die Gute Schokolade (The…

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Should I Roll My Rs In German? Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Guten Tag! Today’s post is all about a question many German language learners encounter at one point or another, and that is: Should I roll my Rs when I speak German? And if I am supposed to, how do I physically do it? The rolled R is a stand-out feature of the German language for…

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6 German Language Christmas Songs Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

Guten Tag! It’s 13. Dezember and almost time to say Frohe Weihnachten. To get into the spirit, today I wanted to share some German Weihnachtslieder (Christmas songs) with you. Not only is it fun for language learners to learn songs in other languages, but songs are actually a brilliant way to improve language proficiency; because…

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How To Remember What German Letters Sound Like Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

Recently, a reader of the blogs commented that it is difficult to remember what German letters sound like. Really, it is, just like most about learning a language, all about Übung (practice). Übung. How do you say that? Sounds like a good word to start with! How to pronounce Übung Ok. That is Übung. I am sure, when you listen…

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A Few German Words You Can’t Go Without Posted by on Sep 24, 2016

Who doesn’t like travelling? I think we all do! And we all want to make a good impression on the natives. A good way to do that is by speaking some of their words! If you are a beginner in German, and you just want to have some short, but important words, then look no…

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Sport in German Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

As a fitness trainer, I teach my classes in German. I once taught a class in English as a woman requested it (she was going to England for holiday and wanted to brush up on her English). As I taught it I realised how hard it was to translate the class back into English, even…

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