Category : False friends

When to use “wünschen”, “möchten” and “wollen” in German

There are several ways in German to express that you would like to have or do something, but some of them are a bit tricky. After reading this article you know how to apply all of them properly. Often, German students try to directly translate from their known languages to German. Unfortunately, this causes some […]

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What is the difference between “wollen” and “werden”?

Due to their similarity to English, the two verbs “wollen” and “werden” are easily confused by German students. After reading this article and practicing with its free worksheet you will be a pro!

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How to say that something works in German

It is a common mistake to use “arbeiten” in German to express that something works out. After reading this article you will know when to use which verb instead.

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When to really use “gehen” in German

In German, there are many different ways to express the widely used English “to go”. Its continuous use in German is a widespread mistake, and after reading this article, you will know when you should use “gehen” and when not.

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When to use “studieren” and “lernen” in  German

While studying a language, there are many stumbling blocks one has to get out of the way. One of them is the right usage of words as for instance “studieren” and “lernen” and here comes the tricky point: Which one should you choose? After this article you will know which one to use when.

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How to properly use “bekommen” and “werden”

There is a common mistake English speakers do in German and Germans do in English: They hit the hey of false friends. As like as in real life, false friends guide you to the wrong direction and the same applies for languages. After this article and the free worksheet you will be a pro using “bekommen” and “werden”.

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