Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

Amusing Gemüse: How to Say 30+ Vegetables in German

Do you have Tomaten auf dem Augen (tomatoes on your eyes) when it comes to your German food vocabulary? In other words, are you wearing the proverbial “rose-tinted glasses” (or in this case, Tomaten) when it comes to your …

German Dative Pronouns: The Quick and Easy-to-follow Guide

Let me give it to you straight: learning German is no picnic. For English speakers—nay, speakers of many languages—German grammar can be a confusing mixture of three grammatical genders, separable prefix verbs and complex word-building. Not to mention, there …

Learn German with the Top 7 Video Instructors on YouTube

Can German learning videos really stand up to classroom learning? Well, think about what makes a German course so great. You get structured learning from a knowledgable instructor and tons of opportunities to practice. Now think about what makes …

25 Common German Idioms to Sound Like a Native

Ever find yourself totally baffled in the middle of a German conversation? Struggling to make sense of seemingly irrelevant comments? Like, things are going great until your friend says something bizarre about a dancing bear, or dumpling broth. What gives?…