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When to use “nein”, “nicht” or “kein/e”

In German, we have 3 ways to say “no”. After reading this article and practicing with its free worksheet you know when to use “nein”, “nicht” and “kein/e”.

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The idea of gender in German

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The idea of gender in German

German offers its speakers three genders which are used for all nouns. After reading this article, you will know when to use “der, die, das” and “ein, eine”.

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German verbs with “-ieren”

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German verbs with “-ieren”

Some German verbs end with “-ieren”. After reading this article you will know how the verbs of this group behave and how you can use them correctly.

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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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How to correctly use “wegen”

In German, there are many ways to give a reason but the shortest one might be the construction with “wegen”. Due to confusion with other conjunctions as “weil”, “wegen” often is not used correctly. After reading this article, you will perfectly know how to build a sentence with “wegen”.

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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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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 “der, die or das” in German

You get lost when to use “der”, “die” or “das”? There are many tricks and after reading this article you will know when to use what!

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How to give a reason in German

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How to give a reason in German

You don’t know how to give a reason in German? The time has come to change that! After reading this article you will know how to explain yourself like a pro!

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The difference between “mögen” und “möchten”

Did you ever wonder what is the real difference between “mögen” und “möchten”? After reading this article and solving its free worksheet you will never have to ask yourself this question again!

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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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“To have, or not to have”

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“To have, or not to have”

In German, one of the most important verbs is “to have”.  In this article, you will learn how to conjugate this essential verb and how to use it in your daily speaking. 

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How to ask a question in German

You will want to know how to ask a question in German as it is an essential skill for mastering your everyday life. Luckily this is not so hard to learn and after this article and the attached worksheet you will a master of asking questions!

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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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“To be, or not to be”

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“To be, or not to be”

One of the most important verbs in German is “to be”. In this article, you will learn how to conjugate this essential verb and how you can properly integrate it while speaking.

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