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German Children’s Stories 2: Zappelphilipp Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

Guten Tag! Today I’m tying two topics together: An untranslatable word (we haven’t had one of those for a while!) and a classic German children’s story. One of these inspired the other. Want to learn more? The German word I am focusing on today is der Zappelphilipp.   What does der Zappelphilipp mean? A ‘Zappelphilipp’…

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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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Happy Mother’s Day! Vocabulary for Mother’s Day Posted by on May 10, 2015

In Germany the second Sunday of May is Mutter Tag (Mother’s day). The only exception is when the second Sunday falls on a public holiday “Pfingstsonntag” in which Mother’s Day is then changed to the first Sunday of May. This year it’s on the 10th of May, which is today! Here are some ideas in…

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Vocabulary for Valentine’s Day Posted by on Feb 5, 2015

Guten tag! Valentine’s Day is coming up and so I have all the vocabulary you need to get you through the day. Let’s start off with which Geschenke (presents) to buy: Die Schokolade             Chocolate Das Lebkuchen Herz     Gingerbread heart (they also have pet names written on them) Der Blumenstrauss       A bunch of flowers Die Rosen                  …

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