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Find The Fehler! German Proofreading Posted by on Sep 2, 2020

Guten Tag! Today’s post is a little more interactive than recent ones. We are going to test your German proofreading skills. Are you ready? Let’s get started. In a recent post, I shared an article about illegal ‘Coronapartys’ in Germany. In this post, I will share sentences from that article, but deliberately include Fehler (mistakes)…

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Planets and Outer Space In German Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

Guten Tag! Today’s topic is science – specifically, outer space and the planets of the solar system. This is something I’m sure we all remember learning about in school; it is one of those topics that stuck with us all. So why not learn the names of the planets in German? Let’s go! die Planeten…

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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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German Words From The News Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

Whilst browsing the other Transparent Language blogs as I do from time to time, I came across a fantastic post on the Greek blog entitled ‘Greek vocabulary from the news’. There are a few, interconnected topics that are dominating the headlines worldwide at the moment, namely der Terrorismus (terrorism), der Syrien Konflikt (the Syria conflict)…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte – Teil 4: Der pinkfarbene Regenschirm Posted by on Nov 8, 2015

This is Teil 4 (part 4) of the story of Max, a German student. Sorry for the little delay this weekend, but here it is! Be sure to read part 1, part 2 and part 3 first! Last week, Max was getting ready to rush to his appointment at the eye doctor’s. He showered, got dressed, and ran through the…

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Reading Pennsylvania German Posted by on Aug 19, 2015

With any language, being aware of its different dialects and variations is just as important (and interesting!) as learning the standard language. Recently I did a post on Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch (Pennsylvania German) and how it has developed from standard German. In that post, I focused on key words, and gave you two videos of people…

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Answers to the reading comprehension – Der Herbst ist da! Posted by on Oct 16, 2012

These are the answers to the reading comprehension that I posted a couple of days ago: 1. What did the leaves do before they left their trees? Sie haben sich verfärbt. 2. What is the landscape dominated of? Die Landschaft ist von gelben Stoppelfeldern und bunten Wäldern geprägt. 3. What can you see in the…

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