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German for Parents: Baby-Related German Vocabulary, Songs, Movies, Cartoons, and More

If you’re moving to a German-speaking country and raising (or planning to raise) a bilingual child, you’ll probably want to talk to them in German. You might do babysitting for German children or spend time with their parents. You don’t have to be a parent to be interested in baby-related German vocab. Whatever the reason for […]

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10 Funniest German Idioms to Add to Your Vocabulary

Proverbs and idioms may not seem very relevant when you’re learning a new language, but they are fun and exciting to explore. They offer important insight into cultural and social values. When they’re as hilarious as the ones we’ve compiled, it’s even better. Germany has a rich and diverse history and a dictionary of beautiful words […]

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German Vocabulary for Jobs and Everything Career-Related!

German Vocabulary for Jobs - and Everything Career-Related! Fetured

What they do for a living is one of the first things people share when they meet for the first time. It’s important to know the German vocabulary for jobs and occupations if you want to socialize with other German speakers. You start by asking, “Was machen Sie beruflich?” or “Was sind Sie von Beruf?” This […]

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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 Guide to German Numbers: Learn to Count and Much More

Learning to count might not seem appealing once you have passed primary school, but numbers are omnipresent in daily life.  Whether you want to negotiate a price, arrange a meeting, find out an address or phone number, or even just reserve a table for four, without some basic knowledge of numbers, even simple transactions can […]

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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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