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TOP 10 GERMAN POSTS OF 2015 Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Culture, Language, Uncategorized

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It’s nearly the end of the year, and we’ve had a brilliant 2015 at Transparent Language, with the blogs hitting the 1 million views mark in August for the first time ever! So thank you all very much for your continued support and interest in our work here at Transparent Language.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from the German Language blog in 2015. What’s your favourite? 🙂



  1. German nouns: Gender hints 

    At number 10 we have a post from the archives that gives a few handy hints on how to tell which German words are masculine (der), feminine (die) and neuter (das)! There are no set rules as to why a word takes der, die or das, but there are a few patterns that can help you make an educated guess.


  1. German Phone Call Vocabulary 

    At number 9 it’s this handy post on what to say when you make a phone call in Germany – and what you can expect to hear back. There are certain, important differences between making phone calls in the UK, for example, and in Germany – the way telephone numbers are read out in German may throw you!


  1. Untranslatable German Words: Gemütlichkeit 

    Of all of the untranslatable German words covered on the blog so far, this one has proven itself to be your favourite in 2015. And no wonder – the sensation of Gemütlichkeit is one that is synonymous with German culture.


  1. Vegetables and Fruits Gemüse und Fruchte 

    At number 7 it’s this helpful little post packed full of vocabulary for various fruit and veg in German. Going to a restaurant, or need to do a healthy food shop? This post will help you out!


  1. “I have no…” – Negations with “kein/keine/keinen/etc.”
    Hast du eine Schwester?
    Nein, ich habe keine Schwester. 

    What do kein, keine, and keinen mean, and how are they linked to the words ein, eine and einen in German? The ‘kein’ version is used if you are saying you lack something. So, if somebody asks you a question in German and you have to negate your statement, the table in this article will show you exactly how to do it!


  1. ME & YOU: “mir/dir” OR “mich/dich”?
    It is not uncommon for German learners to get confused between mir and mich (both ways of saying ‘me’) and dir and dich (both ways of saying ‘you’). So when are you supposed to use each one? Our fifth most popular post of 2015 will tell you how!


  1. Writing a letter in German: Informal letters
    At number 4 it’s this simple guide to writing informal letters in German, complete with an example letter and vocabulary you can use to help you along.


  1. Writing a letter in German: Formal letters
    And if you want to know how to write informal letters, then of course you’re going to want to know how to write formal letters, too! So at number 3 we have a step-by-step guide, complete with an example letter, to help you do just that.


  1. Mein, dein, sein, ihr, etc: German possessive pronouns in the nominative case
    At number 2 it’s this excellent guide on German possessive pronouns in the nominative case. We may know how to talk about ourselves in German, but what possessive pronoun should we use when talking about other people? This handy post aims to de-mystify some of that tough grammar!


  1. German numbers 1-100
    And finally, our most viewed post of 2015 is on numbers 1-100 in German! This short but sweet post has a handy table with numbers 1-00 on it, for quick and easy reference when you need it most.


That’s it! Those are the 10 most popular posts of 2015. Vielen Dank to all of our lovely readers! We are so pleased you have enjoyed our posts this year. If there is anything you’d like to go into more depth in in 2016, let us know!

All that’s left to say is Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Constanze x

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About the Author: Constanze

Servus! I'm Constanze and I live in the UK. I'm half English and half German, and have been writing about German language and culture on this blog since 2014. I am also a fitness instructor & personal trainer.