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Top 10 German Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Culture, Holidays, Language

Guten Tag! As 2017 draws to a close, many of you will be reflecting on your past year. Here on the German blog, we like to do the same! Thank you very much for all of your views, likes and comments over this past year. We hope you’ve enjoyed our posts as much as we’ve enjoyed writing them. So without further ado, here are the 10 posts you’ve enjoyed the most from 2017:


fireworks. Photo by Epic Fireworks on under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

nummer zehn
Going to the dentist: German vocabulary
Practical posts for daily life in Germany are always worth looking at. Here we go over the vocabulary and phrases you can use (and may hear or read) on a visit to the dentist!


nummer neun
Express yourself in German with these adjectives
If you’re fed up of saying everything good is ‘gut’ and everything bad is ‘schlecht’, here are some alternative words to brighten up your German conversations!


nummer acht
Untranslatable German words: Morgenmuffel
We’re very pleased to see our readers are still enjoying the untranslatable words series! This is a word for people who don’t do mornings.


nummer sieben
A brief history of the German flag
Ever wondered what the different colours on the German flag stand for? Has the German flag always looked how it looks today? Find out this, and much more, in this post about the German flag!


nummer sechs
Basic German sentences and vocabulary
A post designed for new-comers to the blog, or those who just want to brush up on the basics! Here are all of the basic German sentences and vocabulary that you need.


nummer fünf
The German expression ‘Bock haben’
If you were to translate ‘Bock haben’ literally, you’d come up with something like ‘To have a male goat’. But this phrase is actually nothing to do with owning goats. Find out its true meaning by clicking on the post title!


Dachshund. Photo by Kinshuk Sunil on under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

nummer vier
The history of the Dachshund
Lots of you were interested in the sausage dog (Dachshund) this year! Here you can read all about its name, and why it is such a popular dog in Munich, especially.

nummer drei

The curiosity of ‘mein Freund’
One of the most confusing things, perhaps, for people learning German, is learning that the word ‘Freund’ in German means both ‘friend’ and ‘boyfriend’. This post tells you exactly how to deal with the ‘Freund’ situation – so you can avoid any potentially awkward moments! Phew!


nummer zwei
Six German words that’ll change your life
This post gives you six German words that perfectly describe those ‘indescribable’ feelings you get before, during or after significant periods of change, showing how fascinating German really is!

Lebkuchenherzen - Oktoberfest 2017

Lebkuchenherzen – Oktoberfest 2017. Photo by Marco Verch on under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

nummer eins
11 German pick-up lines
It appears the majority of you are learning German so that you can find a German girlfriend or boyfriend (!). This is the most popular post written in 2017. Whether you want to go along the ‘normal’ route or go extra-cheesy, these 11 pick-up lines are for you!


So there you have our top 10 posts of 2017. It’s great to see our readers enjoying a wide range of posts. If you’ve been studying German for the past year, why not take a few minutes to reflect back on what you’ve learnt, areas you’ve improved in, and make a note of any areas you’d like to learn more about in 2018 (any post requests for us are more than welcome, too).

All that’s left to say is:

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Bis bald!

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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.


  1. Keolek:

    Dear the bloggers!

    I am a learner of German language and use German for guiding tourists.
    My problems is:
    I don’t understand well and cannot use ‘if-clauses or Conditional Sntences correctly, supposition and uncertain circumstances.

    Best regards!