Archive | German Vocab and Grammar

How to Hack German Grammar: 6 Learning Tricks


There are people who like to stop and smell the roses.

Then there are people who mow down the roses as they race to their destination.

While it’s great to be able to savor life and take things slow, in …

To Be or Not to Be? The German Verb Sein and 7 Ways to Conjugate It


Sein oder Nichtsein, das ist hier die Frage.

Translation: To be or not to be, that is the question.

When I first moved to Germany, sein wasn’t just a verb I had to learn, it was the verb.…

11 Golden Nuggets of German Bank Vocabulary


Living without a bank account is like living without air or water.

A bank account is a mandatory item on the modern-day life checklist.

I’m sure it’s that way in your home country, and things are no different in

How to Prepare Yourself for Intermediate German Courses


According to the forgetting curve hypothesis, most people will forget about half of what they learn within 24 hours of learning it.

That is, unless they take extra measures to remember what they’ve learned.

If the same material …

How to Pronounce German Words with a Surprisingly Simple Method


What’s the most beautiful language?

And which language sounds the harshest?

You’ve maybe seen the meme about different languages, where the “normal” languages like English, Spanish and French all have similar words for one thing, but then the

Do You Have a Green Thumb? Find Out While Learning 5 Uses of the German Infinitive


Let’s get down to basics.

The infinitive is one of the most fundamental building blocks of any language.

Even if you never had to diagram a sentence in school, chances are you know what an infinitive is: the unconjugated form …

Shopping for German Conversation Practice? 5 Go-to Scenarios and Sample Dialogues


Picture this.

You’ve mastered the Akkusativ, Nominativ and even the dreaded Dativ case.

You’re an expert on adjective endings.

You’re the queen of German word order and could explain it to someone in your sleep.

You believe you’ve …