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5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting German Cases Right

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Want to fit right in with native German speakers?

Then you’re going to have to start getting your German cases right.

If your articles don’t properly match their cases, you’ll stick out like a sore thumb.

It doesn’t matter if …

23 German Slang Words Your Textbook Isn’t Teaching You

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Think about all the English slang you use with friends on a daily basis.

How many of these slang words do you think show up in basic English textbooks?

Well, the German heard on the streets ain’t the stuffy language …

The Big Scoop: Top Resources for Learning German Through the News

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Could following current events in German strengthen your language skills?

Tune in tonight at 6 to learn the shocking truth.

Nah, we won’t make you wait.

The answer is obvious: the news is a fantastic tool for any language learner, …

2 Simple Steps to Always Get German Adjective Endings Right

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German language learners understand, better than anyone, the old expression: “the devil is in the details.”

The devil seems to be alive and well in German adjective endings.

Correct adjective endings seem like small details, but they are critical to

7 Problem German Sounds and How to Pronounce Them Perfectly

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Stumbling over German sounds?

Tongue-tied when faced with intimidating compound nouns?

Join the club.

German sounds are difficult for English speakers to master.

It can be tough to shake that English accent—which, unfortunately, is unmistakable to Germans. They can …

Summer in Berlin: 9 German Vocabulary Words You Must Know

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You’re already equipped with vital summer German words, so let’s head to Berlin!

Summer in Berlin is a time for Spargel, open airs, trips to the Flohmarkt, and the shock of your first encounter with Freikörperkultur.…