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My Top German Songs of the Decade! Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

Guten Tag! Not only is the year drawing to a close, but so is the decade! To celebrate the end of the ’10s in style, Transparent Language is putting together a big, multilingual playlist of the best tunes of the decade – and we need your help in selecting some good German ones! For example…

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German Children’s Stories 1 Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

Guten Tag! A little while ago somebody requested posts on children’s books and stories. I thought, where better to start than the German books my mum used to read to me as a child! DER STRUWWELPETER Der Struwwelpeter is a very famous German children’s book by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. Hoffmann wrote it because he couldn’t…

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Untranslatable German: Tote Hose Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

Guten Tag! It’s time for another untranslatable German word – but it’s a special one, because it’s technically a phrase that is used in place of a single word. Confused? Don’t be! It’s a funny one. Today’s phrase is ‘tote Hose’. What does tote Hose mean? In German, ‘tote Hose’ is used to describe something…

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Germany’s World Cup-Song 2014 (music video and lyrics) Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

The World Cup’s semifinal is calling. In a few hours Germany and Brazil will compete at Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte. The German TV station ARD is responsible for the live broadcast of the game. In order to accompany the impressions of the soccer World Cup musically the ARD chose Andreas Bourani’s song Auf uns…

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