Category : Vocabulary

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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Why Germans are passionate with the color blue…

A language lives from its speakers who tend to use codes in their everyday speech. Mostly the dictionary cannot help here, but after reading this article you know, why Germans have an affinity using the color blue and what they mean by doing so. “blau machen” Let’s start with “blau machen”. It does not mean that something […]

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How to have fun in German

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How to have fun in German

It is a common mistake to adopt the English to have fun to German one to one. After reading this article, you will know how to say that something is fun properly.

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Celebrating Silvester in German

When Christmas is over, the old year slowly comes to an end, people get ready to celebrate Silvester and welcome the new year. After this article, you will know all the relevant words!

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How to celebrate Christmas in Germany

Despite the fact that Christmas is celebrated in so many countries, it is different everywhere. After reading this article, you will know how Weihnachten is celebrated in Germany!

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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 use “damit” and “um … zu” in German

There are two different ways to say “in order to” in German. After reading this article you will know when to use “damit” or “um … zu”.

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The idea behind the “Adventskalender”

December is Christmas time and normally, German kids are excitedly waiting for Santa Claus to come. After reading this article know the basic German vocabularies for Christmas.

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What is the meaning of “Feierabend”

Whenever speaking about work with Germans, you most likely stumbled over the word “Feierabend”. After reading this article you will know the meaning of this word and can confidently use it yourself the next time an opportunity arises.

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The dilemma of using “put” in German

In English, we put the butter in the fridge, the plate on the table or the hat on the head but in German, we need three different verbs to express this! After this article and its free worksheet, you will know the difference between stellen, legen and setzen.

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The meaning of Torschlusspanik

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The meaning of Torschlusspanik

As in every language, there are words in German, which merely are so unique that they cannot be translated. You will learn what is the meaning of “Torschlusspanik”. 

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The days of the week in German

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The days of the week in German

Ever wondered how to say the days of the week in German? After reading this article, you will know all of them and even be able to tell what you are doing this week!

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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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The 5th season of a German year

Today, on the 11th of November at 11 o’clock and 11 minutes, the fifth season of the year starts in some parts of Germany – it is ”Faschingszeit”! But why do Germans have an additional season and what do they celebrate? After reading this post, you will know this and the important vocabulary for this event!

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Why we use our “Handy” and watch movies with a “Beamer”…

Did you ever speak with Germans and wondered what they wanted to tell you by using the words “Handy”, “Boxen” or “Beamer”? In this article, we will unearth the truth the meaning of these and more “Denglish” words used in German. 

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How to say “hi” and “goodbye” in German

Ever wondered how to say “hi” or “goodbye” in German? The time has come to broaden your mind and after reading this article you will be a pro!

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