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New German Crime Series: Dark Woods Posted by on Feb 16, 2022

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Guten Tag! A new German crime drama came to our televisions recently in the UK, which is always an exciting event! In today’s post I’d like to talk about the series and the true story it’s based on. The series is called Dark Woods (‘Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes’ in the original German) and it’s just…

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German Week On The Great British Bake Off! Posted by on Nov 10, 2021

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You might be familiar with the TV show The Great British Bake Off (The Great British Baking Show in the US, I believe!), where a group of people compete to be crowned the nation’s best amateur baker (Baker: der Bäcker/die Bäckerin). Each week they have three baking challenges, with one person being crowned Star Baker…

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The German Wackeldackel Posted by on Sep 23, 2020

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at a toy called the Wackeldackel that you may have seen – you may even have one yourself! What is a Wackeldackel?! The Wackeldackel is the nodding head dog you see in cars. Their heads are on a spring so that each time the car moves quickly or…

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German TV Series: Deutschland 86 Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

Guten Tag! If you’re not aware already, there is a new, German series on TV in the US, Australia and the UK. It is called Deutschland 86. This is the sequel to the 2015 series, Deutschland 83. The first series followed the story of a young man from the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik aka. East…

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The Curiosity of the Word “Der Schnickschnack” Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

You know when you rent a car, you can get all kinds of Versicherungen (insurances) – do you really need them? Or is it just all Schnickschnack? Schnick-what? What is this word? Let’s find out! Click here for previous entries in the series on curious words in German Where does it come from? Der Schnickschnack can easily be translated to…

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