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German Swimming Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 14, 2021


Guten Tag! Today we’re going to learn some vocabulary for a popular summer activity: das Schwimmen – Swimming! Swimming vocabulary Firstly, here is the verb schwimmen (to swim) in the present tense: Ich schwimme – I swim/am swimming Du schwimmst – You swim/are swimming (informal, singular) Er/sie/es schwimmt He/she/it swims/is swimming Wir schwimmen – We…

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THIS Spaghetti was Made in Germany! Posted by on May 29, 2020

With the temperatures rising, everybody is craving Eis (ice cream)! You may like Vanille (vanilla), Schokolade (chocolate) or Erdbeere (strawberry). But what’s the fun in boring balls of ice cream, when you can play around a little? That’s what an Eismacher (ice cream maker) in Germany thought in the 1960s, with resounding success! Introducing… The Spaghettieis (spaghetti ice…

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The German Staycation Posted by on May 27, 2020

Guten Tag! I hope you’re all well and staying safe during the pandemic (die Pandemie). Here in the UK, restrictions are gradually being eased and, as a result, people have been flocking to the beaches to enjoy the sunny weather. But many are uncomfortable with the amount of people in those public places and are…

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4 ‘Untranslatable’ German Summer Words! Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

Guten Tag! As the summer draws to a close I thought it would be fun to see what words and phrases are used in German to describe summer weather, as there are several that are ‘untranslatable’ – ie. unique to the German language! Of course, these words can really be used at any time of…

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German Words For All Seasons Posted by on Jul 4, 2018

Guten Tag! So if you’re not already aware, German is full of amazing words for concepts we would need several words to describe in English. This is because of the German language’s ability to create compound nouns. Today I’d like to show you a few words for concepts that do exist in English, but which…

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German(s) At The Beach Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

Guten Tag! Summer is coming, and so this is the time when a lot of people start to plan their holidays. What better way to get you in the mindset for a holiday than by learning some German vocabulary ideal for a trip to the beach? Here is a collection of words you’ll need. I’ve…

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Germany’s Indian Summer Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

Guten Tag! Today it’s time for another untranslatable German word – and I wanted to get this one in now because it’s all about that beautiful period between the end of Sommer (summer) and the beginning of Herbst (autumn) – which some of us will, hopefully, be enjoying right now! Today’s word is der Altweibersommer…

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