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German Emergency Services: P1 Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

What do you do if you find yourself in an emergency situation in a German-speaking country? Which number do you call, and what is it you ask for? This post will tell you exactly that! The numbers to call: In Germany: 110 – police 112 – ambulance/fire brigade In Austria: Call 112 for general emergency…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte: Teil 13 – Der letzte Anruf – THE END Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

Dear readers, This is the last post of my short story “Zeit für eine Geschichte”. I hope you enjoyed the series, and let me know in the comments whether you would like to see more of such stories in the future. Any suggestions, criticism, or different scenarios you would like to see implemented are very…

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German Phone Call Vocabulary Posted by on Apr 25, 2015

In German, speaking on the phone is called telefonieren. Some people (like me) find telephone calls a bit scary and intimidating. They’re even moreso if you’re making a phone call in a different language! So I’ve compiled this list of useful phrases and vocabulary to help make German phone calls less scary. Etiquette When answering…

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