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Die Stunde Null: Zero Hour Posted by on Aug 28, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we continue on the theme of words that tell us a great deal about periods of German history. Today we are looking at four words, but the main one is this: die Stunde Null. Die Stunde Null translates to ‘the zero hour’, wherein die Stunde means hour, and null is the word…

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German Currency Over The Years Posted by on May 29, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at German Geld (money). Germany’s current currency is the Euro, but it’s only been that way since 2002. In this post we’ll look at German currency (die Währung) from over the years. We start in the period of the German Empire. Between 1873 and 1914, German currency was…

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Little German Words: Tja Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look another, kleines Wort (little word). Sometimes these small German words are more interjections than words, so you might hear them and think ‘What do those little sounds mean?’ Today you can find out! The word we’re looking at in this post is Tja. Tja Basically, this is the…

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Germany’s Most Famous Witch Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Guten Tag and Happy Hallowe’en! OK, so we’re a bit early, but to prepare for the most gruselig (creepy) time of year, I’ll be bringing you a few posts related to some of the spookier aspects of Germany & German history. Today I am bringing you the story of Walpurga Hausmännin – one of Germany’s…

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Practice your German Vocabulary Quiz Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

Servus! Ready to check how fleißig (studious) you’ve been? Here’s a quiz regarding my last few posts. If you want to brush up before you start, you can find the posts here, here and here. Today will be a vocabulary test about shapes and insurance. Share your score below in the comments! Translate these German…

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German Vocabulary Shapes Posted by on Jun 26, 2018

Sometimes it’s the most simplest of words that you don’t know in a different language, I found myself the other day wondering what a rectangle was in German – which inspired me to write this post! Here’s some easy vocabulary about shapes in German. Let’s start with the basics: Shape(s)           …

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The German But Posted by on May 2, 2018

Guten Tag! If I were to ask you the German word for ‘but’ the first one to come into your mind would most likely be ‘aber’. This is indeed the German word for it, and probably the most common one. But have you ever seen the words jedoch, allerdings or nichtsdestotrotz in a sentence? These…

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