You know you’d never say this at an actual pub.
So if you’re trying to order a beer in German, saying “Bier, bitte!” isn’t gonna cut it.
There are so many details you’d be missing. What kind of …
Der Basketball. Das Tennis. Der Ball.
Basketball. Tennis. Ball.
Truly this is the low-hanging fruit of learning German.
When you got to the sports chapter in your German textbook, you probably cheered because so many of the …
“He who doesn’t ask questions remains dumb.”
Sounds a little harsh, doesn’t it?
Believe it or not, that’s from the theme song for “Sesamstraße,” the German version of “Sesame Street.”
This line was even parodied by oddball German electronic musicians …
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 …
Imagine you’re digging out in your yard, when all of a sudden—Bam! You hit something hard.
You dig around it a bit more until you can pull it out.
Much to your disbelief, it looks like a treasure chest.
Guten Tag. Danke schön. Auf Wiedersehen.
From the very beginning, you’ve been memorizing key German phrases.
But you’re way past those now. You’re an advanced learner.
Advanced German isn’t all about nailing your adjective endings, perfecting your cases…
Don’t let yourself be dependent on German spell check and autocorrect.
You know exactly how notorious these technological tools are for bungling up sentences.
With the right knowledge and practice methods, you’ll be able to compete in a …
If you grew up learning English, you didn’t start by reading Shakespeare.
When learning German, you don’t have to muddle through Goethe right away either.
(Or ever. Your call.)
Why not practice reading in German the same way you practiced …
At a loss for words?
You’ve mastered the dreaded adjective endings.
Nominative versus accusative? Piece of cake.
But when it comes time to build actual sentences with that grammar, do you find yourself missing key vocabulary?
This post …
Germany is the powerhouse of the European economy, making German an important language in international business.
German-speaking business build cars, fly around the globe, develop medicines, make delicious food and drinks and transform our digital lives.
It’s time for you …
Let’s face it. Learning a language on your own is tough.
How do you know where to begin?
Where can you find learning material?
How can you test yourself?
Where do you get explanations for concepts you don’t understand?
We’ve heard it all before: German is a harsh language, German speakers sound angry all of the time and have no sense of humor.
Certainly they could never be romantic.
Well, believe it or not, German people …
There’s no point in German listening practice if it doesn’t prepare you for real life.
You need to train your ears to hear common German vocabulary and phrases that native speakers actually use.
You need to work your way towards …