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Why Did Germany Change This Street Name? Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

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Guten Tag! The subject of today’s post is a good example of how language evolves over time, and how powerful an effect it can have. In summer 2020, Germany decided to change a street name in Berlin. In this post we’ll look at why that is, and what they changed it to! Why Did Germany…

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Asking for Directions in German: Street names and places/squares Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

In my post from yesterday, I told you how to ask for directions to particular buildings (e.g. a church or museum) or cultural gathering places (e.g. cinema and theatre). Today, I would like to teach you how to ask for addresses in German, that is, street names and places. In German culture the main part…

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