12 German Cat Idioms & Phrases

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This is a list of 12 common used German idioms or sayings that are all about cats! The literal translations of these German cat idioms into English are sometimes just hilarious. Let us know in the comments below if you have similar sayings in your language or maybe a different idiom for the same meaning!   German // English translation … Read More

Beginner Vocabulary: Winter words (with PDF!)

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It’s getting cold in Germany and some regions already had the first snow of this winter. Brrr! You may hate or love winter, but anyway, you can cuddle up with a cup of tea, a cozy blanket and some German vocabulary – with our Winter Edition :) Your winter words and phrases are now even available as a PDF (see … Read More

German writing tips: introduce yourself

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Learn how to write a short introduction about yourself in German. This can also be used for your Level A1 test preparation. LISTEN to the text here (click me) Useful Vocabulary: Verbs (all highlighted in the text above) ich bin – I am -> You can use  “Ich bin” and  add your name, your age and your job! E.G. “Ich … Read More

Umzug und Podcasts

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Hallo! Die letzte Woche war sehr aufregend. Meine Schwester ist umgezogen. So ein Umzug ist immer sehr anstrengend: man muss Kartons packen, sich um neue Verträge kümmern – z.B. für Telefon oder Internet –  und man braucht viel Geld, wenn man sich neue Möbel oder Küchenutensilien kaufen will. Und auch für die Kaution! Am Umzugstag muss man dann alle Möbel … Read More

German reading: Der Frühling

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Learn new vocabulary by reading :) This is a short text for beginners about spring. Vocabulary inlcuded. Enjoy ♥ Der Frühling Wenn der Frühling kommt, dann wird es wärmer. Der Winter ist vorbei, der Schnee schmilzt, die Vögel zwitschern und die ersten Blumen blühen. Die Frühlingsmonate sind März, April und Mai. Typische Frühlingsblumen sind Maiglöckchen, Narzissen, Tulpen und Krokusse. Im … Read More

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

How to be more German: 11 easy ways

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Your ultimate guide to be a bit more German ;) 1. Don’t go shopping on Sundays. 2. Any time you do go shopping or leave the house  for some reason, wear one of these cool outfits:           3. Quit work at 1 pm on fridays.   4. Celebrate christmas on the evening of the 24th, called … Read More

German expressions of the week

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Here are the German expressions of the past week with Audio. Enjoy :) mit Ach und Krach – by the skin of one’s teeth/with great difficulty Mir ist kalt. – I’m cold. Ach du meine Güte! – Oh my goodness! Ich bin beschäftigt. – I’m busy.

German abbreviations you’ll never find in a textbook

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In German, you can abbreviate everything. Even not so long words. And Germans are really crazy about shortening words, even though a lot of Germans also find this really annoying ;) But neverthless, you will hear a lot of these strange words when you spend some time in Germany or speak with Germans…so here are some common abbreviations, most of … Read More

5 German expressions with “Film”

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1. in einen Film gehen: go to a movie 2. einen Filmriss haben: to go blank, have a mental blackout 3. im falschen Film sein: to be in the wrong movie (= feel like you’re in the wrong place) 4. einen Film drehen: to shoot a film 5. der Filmemacher: (the) movie maker