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German Wiedergutmachung (Reparations) Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re looking at the word die Wiedergutmachung. In 1953, the German government agreed to pay reparations to Holocaust survivors following World War II. This included anyone who was directly victimised by the Nazis in any way (it did not, however, include relatives/descendants of those people, for example). That is what the word…

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German Currency Over The Years Posted by on May 29, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at German Geld (money). Germany’s current currency is the Euro, but it’s only been that way since 2002. In this post we’ll look at German currency (die Währung) from over the years. We start in the period of the German Empire. Between 1873 and 1914, German currency was…

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Sayings + Expressions 13 – Money I Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

Money. Something so universally present in our lives that, of course, there are many sayings and expressions about it. Also in German. Today, we explore a Sprichwort (saying) and an Ausdruck (expression) concerning Geld (money). Because there are so many, we will explore money and time related ones on Monday. For today, let’s begin with the Sprichwort! Geld regiert die Welt Money rules the…

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Money, Money, Money Posted by on Feb 11, 2011

Let’s say that you intend to go on a trip to Germany. In that case it is very useful to get informed about the country’s monetary transactions when it comes to buying things of everyday life, for example, food, clothes, stationery supplies, tickets for public transportation, entrance fees, souvenirs and the like. According to the…

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