20 Fruits in German: The Sweet and Simple Guide to German Fruits

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These days, sugar’s in everything.

But the first sugar refinery wasn’t built in Germany until 1573, so what did Germans do before that?

Well, they had to sweeten their food with other things, primarily fruit.

Consequently, German cuisine features …

How to Talk About Hobbies in German and Express Yourself in Your Free Time

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Duck herding, extreme ironing or even Hikaru Dorodango (dirt polishing): you’ve probably never participated in any of these activities, but did you know they’re actual hobbies?

Yes, it’s true.

See, the great thing about hobbies is that it doesn’t really …

“Congratulations” in German! Your Guide to German Praise, Compliments and Well-wishing

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Hey, you! Congratulations!

Or, as they say in Germany, “Herzlichen Glückwunsch!”

That’s right, you deserve some congratulations.

I don’t know you, but I know it’s true.

Whoever and wherever you are, there’s a lot you’ve had to accomplish to get …

German Genders Questionnaire: A Simple Way to Determine the Gender of Any Noun

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Imagine your furniture filling out a questionnaire that asked: “Are you male, female or neuter?”

Your chair would check the box next to “male.”

Meanwhile, the painting you have hanging above your fireplace would check “neuter.”

But the fireplace itself …

6 Must-have German Grammar Books for Incredible, Unplugged Learning

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Turn off your iPads, put down your cellphone, close your laptop

No, wait!

Before you do that, first order one of these amazing German grammar books.

That’s right. We said books.

Not the latest app, or the newest website.…

6 German “Word of the Day” Resources to Get Your Daily Serving of German

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When I lived in Germany, I had a daily routine.

In the morning I’d learn a German word of the day on my phone over my bowl of müsli.

Then, I’d spend the day rolling the word around in my …

Doing Your Reps: 14 German Grammar Exercises to Build German Language Muscle

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Quick question: is it leg, arm or chest day?

That was a trick question.

We’re not weightlifting today. Instead, we’re strengthening our German grammar skills!

In fact, a German regimen without grammar exercises is like reading about weight-lifting and then