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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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The ultimate Guide to understand the German Nominative!

Did you start studying German? Now you probably face everybody’s darling “Nominative”. Often, German cases unsettle students as they do not fully understand their meaning. After reading this article, you will be a pro in terms of “Nominative” and ready for our upcoming adventure called “Accusative”. 

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“Blau” – Why Germans are passionate with the color blue…

Mostly the dictionary cannot help with expressions, but after reading this article you know, why Germans have an affinity using the color blue…

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Spaß – 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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Weihnachten – 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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When to use haben and sein in Perfect tense

Many students struggle when it comes to choosing haben and sein in German perfect tense. In this article, you learn when to use which of them. Read more …

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How to say something “works” in German without using “arbeiten”

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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How to speak in Future tense in German

Speaking about the future in German is really not very hard and after reading this article you will be a pro in speaking about what will happen in the future.

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When to use “nein”, “nicht” or “kein/e” – negation in German 

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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German Christmas – 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 in Germans, you will quickly meet the word “Feierabend”. Get to know its meaning in this article!

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How to correctly use the German “wegen”

In German, there are many ways to express a reason. One of them is “wegen”. Get to know how to use “wegen” properly and how to name a cause wuth its help …

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When to really use “gehen” in German

Many German students translate English “to go” into German. But we use the verb “gehen” differently. Find out more …

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Stellen, legen and setzen – the dilemma of using “put” in German

The German version of “to put” is stellen, legen and setzen. Find out in this article when you should use which verb correctly. Read more …

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The meaning of Torschlusspanik

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The meaning of Torschlusspanik

In German, we have words that merely are so unique that they simply cannot be translated. In this article, you get to know 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

German nouns have three genders: der, die, das. Find out in this article how you can identify the gender of a noun when you don’t know it! More …

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Denn, da, and weil – giving a reason in German

There are several ways to express a reason in German. This article explains to you how to use “denn”, “da”, and “weil” properly.

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The difference between “mögen” and “möchten”

Many have trouble to understand the difference between “mögen” & “möchten”. This article explains everything you need to know and includes a free worksheet!

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

Many German students get confused when they need to choose between “studieren” and “lernen”. Find out, when to use which verb once and for all!

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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” – “haben” in German

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

Asking a question in German is an essential skill. Find out how you can ask questions and practice with the free worksheet! More …

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Karnevall – 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” – the verb “sein” in German

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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Denglish – using fake English words like “Handy” in German

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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Learn how to find the right preposition in German

Are you never really sure about whether to use “für”, “von” or “nach”? There is a rescue in sight! In this post, you learn how to find the right preposition 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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5 German words widely used in English

Ever wondered why we say “Kindergarten” or “Kitsch” in English? They are loanwords from German which means you already know more vocabulary than you thought!

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How to conjugate German verbs

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How to conjugate German verbs

Study the basics of German verb conjugation for free and deepen your knowledge by downloading the free worksheet for German verb conjugation (incl. answers).

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