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7 German Wedding Milestones Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

Many people dream of it: Eine Traumhochzeit (a dream wedding). It is a huge Ereignis (event) in anyone’s life, and it is celebrated accordingly! To celebrate the Hochzeit year after year, the Hochzeitstag (wedding anniversary) is given meaning every year! This is known in other parts of the world as well as in Germany. Here are 7 of the most common Hochzeitstage and what they…

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Untranslatable German Words: Bauchpinseln Posted by on Feb 18, 2017

Guten Tag! As it was Valentinstag (Valentines Day) on 14th Februar, I thought I’d bring you a (sort of!) topical “untranslatable word”. This one will hopefully make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Today’s untranslatable word is bauchpinseln.   What does bauchpinseln mean? It means to flatter or compliment someone, just like you would…

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Das Schaltjahr – 3 Things To Know About The Leap Year In Germany Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

A Schaltjahr (leap year) is held every four years, except century years, unless they are divisible by 400. It dates back to Roman times, and was introduced by Julius Caesar as a solution to our 365-day long year being just about 6 hours too short to be perfectly aligned with the Earth’s orbit around the sun. But this day…

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German Words For ‘Rascal’ – Part 2! Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

A little while ago I wrote about the untranslatable German word Dreikäsehoch, a teasing, slightly derogatory term used for little kids – especially those who need taking down a peg or two. While I was writing that post, I found plenty of other, equally endearing words that Germans use when talking to, or about, their…

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Untranslatable German Words: Die Zuckerschnecke Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

Hello and welcome to another post on untranslatable German words! In these posts I’ll teach you some of Germany’s quirky and unusual words that don’t have a direct translation in English (though I’ll try to translate them, anyway)! Today the word I want to talk about is die Zuckerschnecke. This is one for all of…

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