Category : Vocabulary

The 10 most important German abbreviations “z.B.”, “ca.”, “bzw.”…

For many students, it is hard to understand German abbreviations. Get to know the 10 most important as “z.B.”, “ca.”, “bzw.” in this article.

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How to apologize in German

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How to apologize in German

It is an essential part of the basics to know how to apologize in German. In this article, you will get to know all the critical ways to do so. More …

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How to say “nice” in German

During my German online classes, I realized that the proper translation for “nice” is a tricky task for many students. Get to know what is the right translation.

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“Werden”, “wurden”, “worden” or “würden”?

It is widespread for German students to get confused by the four German verbs “werden”, “wurden”, “worden” and “würden” repeatedly. This article clarifies their meaning and usage.

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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 common […]

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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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“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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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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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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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 “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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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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