Author Archive | Joe Warnimont

Strictly Business: 9 Rules for Being Polished, Polite and Professional in German

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Imagine you live in Chicago, Illinois.

Your revolutionary new bike helmet company is meeting with associates in Germany to expand your business and reach a global market.

Your PowerPoint presentation is perfect, you’ve brushed up on your German business lingo

Memes: The Most Entertaining Thing You’ll Ever Read in German


Isn’t it a little strange that Will Ferrell movies perform well in America, but they generally flop overseas?

Even though comedy can be traced all the way back to Aristotle, for some reason it remains one of the primary genres—in …

8 Popular Graphic Novels for the Nerdy German Language Learner


“It’s not a comic book! It’s a graphic novel.”

Some people have this fear that reading graphic novels will associate them with childish behaviors.

Well, you can put those fears aside, because we highly encourage reading both comic books and…

9 German Valentine’s Day Phrases to Help You Feel the Liebe

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Liebe ist in der Luft.

Yes, certainly. When Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air.

With the February 14th holiday comes chocolates, romantic dinners, flowers and, for many, that faithful kiss that leads to a lifetime of happiness

How to Flirt in German: 26 Foxy Phrases to Confidently Score a Date

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You take a trip with your friends to Berlin.

Everyone is hitting it off with other people, except for you.

But one faithful night, you notice a charming German across the way as you sip your tea at a …

The German Habit: 5 Daily Ways to Make Learning German by Immersion a Routine

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Imagine living in Bavaria and enjoying the smell of fresh cut grass at an FC Bayern Munich match.

How about finding an apartment with a stunning view of the majestic St. Michael’s Church?

Now, imagine how easy it would …

31 Animal Sounds in German: Can You Meow, Buzz and Chirp in Deutsche?

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What does a German cow say?

How about a bird flying around in Berlin?

Would you believe that when you make animal sounds, they actually are pronounced and written differently in German?

Learning German fluency is all about engaging