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A Nifty German Idea: Drehkippfenster Posted by on Jul 24, 2020

In Germany, it’s the hottest time of the year right now. With temperatures up to and sometimes even surpassing 30°C (86°F), there is a real need for frische Luft (fresh air)! A genius German invention that makes this quite easy is the Dreh-Kipp-Fenster (tilt-and-turn window). Americans rave about these Fenster and how amazing they are – so let’s find out…

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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 Sayings + Expressions 22: Heat, Heat, Heat Posted by on Jul 4, 2019

These past few weeks and the upcoming ones have been showing tropische Temperaturen (tropical temperatures) in Germany, with up to 40°C (104°F). Not only time to look for some Sonnencreme (sunscreen) and some Schatten (shade), but also a Sprichwort (saying) and an Ausdruck (expression) that go along with it! As always, let’s start with the Sprichwort. For older posts, please follow this link. Now, let’s…

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The Environment: German Vocab & Reading Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to talk about die Umwelt (the environment). Each year on April 22nd, the world celebrates der Tag der Erde (Earth Day). This is a day where events are held and awareness is raised about protecting unser Planet (our planet) and the environment. This post will provide you with plenty of…

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7 Tips on Staying Cool in a Heatwave Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

Servus! We have around 34 degrees in Munich today, and in England (where I come from) there is also a Hitzewelle where it is around 30 – 31 degrees. After melting today at work it gave me the idea to write this post to help you guys with a few tips on how to manage…

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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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German Vocabulary For Autumn Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

Hallo! As my favourite season is upon is (Herbst – autumn) I decided there would be nothing better than a little post on all things Herbst in German.     Herbstwetter (autumn weather) is beautiful. It’s kühl (cool) outside, often windig (windy) but nevertheless nice and sonnig (sunny). At times it can be rather regnerisch…

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