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Hansel and German: Accusative German Exercises to Do with Fairy Tales

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Once upon a time, in a far away land, there lived a curious student who wished to learn German.

With a trusty German textbook in one hand and FluentU in the other, this knowledge-seeking apprentice journeyed far and wide, becoming …

Extr@ Fans, You’ll Love This 5-episode Study Guide to “Deutsch Lernen Extra”

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It’s good to be extra!

Everyone loves a little drama.

The folks behind the language learning sitcom “Extr@” definitely agree.

Their characters are always getting into silly situations and miscommunications as they grapple with language barriers and cultural exchanges

How to Pronounce 7 of the Hardest German Words (and Make ‘Em Think You’re a Local!)

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Peter Piper may have picked a peck of pickled peppers…

But how many happy hens did Hans feed?

German is a hard language to pronounce, from the individual sounds to those crazy long compound nouns. Even individual words …

This Guide to Learning Bavarian German Will Get You Dancing the Schuàbladdla

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Take a look at your outfit.

Do you have on Levi jeans? How about Puma or Adidas footwear?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you’re actually wearing brands that came from the same location as dirndls and …

Get a Clue! Where to Find the Best German Crosswords (Online, Print and DIY)

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What’s a six-letter word, starting with “f,” that describes your destiny as a German learner?

Did you guess “fluent?”

Crossword puzzles are a great way to practice German and build your vocabulary. The more you play with words and ponder …

Dress Up Your German Vocabulary with 90+ Trendy Clothing Terms

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In the fashion world, you’re either in or out.

Just ask Heidi Klum!

The clothing we wear says something about us, whether we realize it or not. Even your most basic clothing choices—jeans vs. sweatpants, skirt vs. suit—makes …

Fingers Fumbling When You Type German Letters? Try These Easy Shortcuts

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Can you name the German letters that don’t appear in English?

Well, there’s the vowel/umlaut combos, ä, ö and ü…

Then there’s that fancy-looking letter ß…

Good for you.

But can you type them?

If your fingers’ muscle memory …