All posts by Daniela Kirova

The 100 Most Useful German Adverbs

Adverbs are the words that give us information about how, how often, where, when, in what way, or to what degree an action is taking place. They modify adjectives, verbs, or other adverbs. An adverb can express time, manner, place, frequency, quantity, certainty, and degree among other circumstances. We’ll give you all the details about the […]

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8 Popular German Nursery Rhymes with English Translations (+videos)

German Nursery Rhymes with English Translations TH

Learning Kinderreime (nursery rhymes in German) can serve several purposes. Both children and adults find them useful. Bilingual parents can help children adopt German culture and language using nursery rhymes, while adults can gain important insight into German vocabulary and cultural mentality. Few children, whether native speakers or learners, are unfamiliar with rhymes like Eins, Zwei, Papagei […]

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12 German Novels for Learners (+ 2 extra!)

12 German Novels for Learners – Plus 2 Extra!_TH

Reading novels can help you learn German by helping you with new vocabulary, seeing how the language is used in practice, and understanding more about German culture.  The novels we’ve reviewed in our short guide are best for intermediate language learners, i.e. levels B1 and B2. Some of them are suitable for learners at level […]

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How to Swear in German

German’s the best language to yell and swear in, hands down. Just compare Verdammt! or Scheiße (Fer – dahmt, Shai-zeh) to their mild-sounding English counterparts, dammit and sh**. What’s more, there are lots where these came from.  This article will talk about the most common swear words in German, running the gamut of expletives from light […]

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10 Best Comics to Learn German

Before we all became politically correct, there were jokes like this:Q: What are the three shortest books in the world?   The answer:   1. The Irish book of wisdom   2. Al Gore: The Wild Years   3. 100 Years of German humorGerman humor is kind of an acquired taste. For example, a German might say something like, “Sorry […]

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A Quick Guide to German Pronunciation and Alphabet

There is no shortage of myths and prejudices about the German language. People talk about how hard it is, how bad it sounds, and how different it is from English, from other European languages – and from world languages as a whole. Did you know German and English used to be one language? They started separating […]

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