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6 Easy Peasy German Speaking Tips for Beginners


Speaking is easy, right?

You just need to put your lips together, engage your vocal chords, and then the words will fall right out.

Well, sure, it is pretty easy speaking in your native tongue. But how do you think …

How to Learn German: Everything You Should Know to Get Started


Don’t bite off more than you can chew!

There’s a reason most of us hear that warning when we’re kids: because if you bite off more than you can chew, you might choke.

That’s good advice for eating, but it’s …

Practicing German Online? Check Out These 6 Major Do’s and Don’ts


What’s in your bookmarks bar?

There’s something else you should add to your starred list of favorite websites, recipes, video tutorials and video game walkthroughs.

You’re overdue for bookmarking some good, solid German learning websites.

If you’re obsessed …

What You Oughta Know About Basic German Grammar: The 20-minute Guide


We all know the stereotypes of the German language.

It sounds harsh and guttural.

Its grammar is needlessly complicated.

It has ridiculously long words.

I was going to start this post with an encouraging and reassuring message that German isn’t

The Real Skinny on Whether or Not German Is Easy to Learn


Das ist einfach!

That’s the answer you might hear from a German who finds it easy to learn English, or any other language for that matter.

In fact, from my travels to Munich and Berlin, it seems like most …

Use Your Sharp Language Skills to Bag These 5 Jobs That Require German

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Thinking of flying the nest? Or just fancy a change of career?

You’ll be happy to know that your German skills can get you ahead in the job market.

You’ll be an asset to employers, as not only can you …

Deutsche Dialekte: Can You Understand These 7 Different Types of German?

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When I started learning German, people offered a million reasons why I shouldn’t.

When would I ever use such a thing? Why not something more in-demand? (Speaking of which, here’s why you should start!)

These questions would always …