German World Cup Vocabulary

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Are you watching the Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft? In German, even??  Use this list of common German soccer vocabulary to help you understand what’s going on ;)   der Fußball – football der (Fußball-) Spieler – (football) player die Weltmeisterschaft – the world cup die Mannschaft – the team der Anpfiff – kick-off der Kapitän – skipper der Elfmeter – penalty das Abseits … Read More

Mini Conversation Colloquial German: Fußball

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This is a short and very casual conversation as it can happen everyday now that the “EM” is  going on. Look for explanations of new vocabulary below :) Enjoy! Und viel Spaß beim Fußball gucken!   VOCABULARY Wohin des Weges? – Where are you going? It’s actually a quite archaic way to ask this question, similar to “Whither goest thou?”, … Read More

TV programme for refugees in Germany

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“Marhaba – Ankommen in Deutschland” by n-tv is the first TV programme specifically created for refugees and immigrants in Germany, it wants to make starting a new life in Germany easier for the immigrants by explaining Germany and its people. The programme is in Arabic and with arabic or  German subtitles available.

14 German Idioms & words for Valentine’s Day

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14 German Idioms & words for Valentine’s day. 1. Er ist verrückt nach ihr: He’s crazy about her. 2. Total verknallt sein: to be madly in love 3. Jemandem schöne Augen machen: to make mooneyes on somebody 4. Auf Wolke 7 schweben: to be on cloud nine 5. Schmetterlinge im Bauch haben: to have butterflies in one’s stomach 6. Liebe … Read More

New website for reading German: Subjekte

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Great for learners AND  teachers: Subjekte is a new website for German learners who want to practise reading German while also learning interesting facts about Germany (politics, culture and much more). The best thing: the language used is “only as complicated as necessary”. Definitely worth a look & a read: → Happy reading ♥

10 inspirational German quotes about life

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What do Germans have to say about this thing called “life”? I want to share some German quotes of  famous german-speaking  people with you, enjoy reading and learning some new words at the same time :) 1. Das Schönste, was wir erleben können, ist das Geheimnisvolle. The most beautiful thing we can experience is mystery. (Albert Einstein) 2. Ist das … Read More

German Christmas Songs (Playlist)

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Enjoy a playlist of 24 Christmas songs sung in German. With Nena, Puhdys, Nat King Cole (singing in German!) and many others. You can listen to the embedded playlist without signing up to Spotify. Fröhliche Weihnacht!