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How to Talk About Hobbies in German and Express Yourself in Your Free Time

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Duck herding, extreme ironing or even Hikaru Dorodango (dirt polishing): you’ve probably never participated in any of these activities, but did you know they’re actual hobbies?

Yes, it’s true.

See, the great thing about hobbies is that it doesn’t really …

“Congratulations” in German! Your Guide to German Praise, Compliments and Well-wishing

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Hey, you! Congratulations!

Or, as they say in Germany, “Herzlichen Glückwunsch!”

That’s right, you deserve some congratulations.

I don’t know you, but I know it’s true.

Whoever and wherever you are, there’s a lot you’ve had to accomplish to get …

German Genders Questionnaire: A Simple Way to Determine the Gender of Any Noun

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Imagine your furniture filling out a questionnaire that asked: “Are you male, female or neuter?”

Your chair would check the box next to “male.”

Meanwhile, the painting you have hanging above your fireplace would check “neuter.”

But the fireplace itself …

6 Must-have German Grammar Books for Incredible, Unplugged Learning


Turn off your iPads, put down your cellphone, close your laptop

No, wait!

Before you do that, first order one of these amazing German grammar books.

That’s right. We said books.

Not the latest app, or the newest website.…

The Ultimate List of Body Parts in German: From Your Head to Your Toes!


What has a head and a tail but no body?

Did you guess a coin?

You’re right!

Past presidents and leaders might have their faces plastered across various types of currency, but in this article, we’re going to …

ß Is for… What?! Cracking the Code to the German Double S


Can you decipher this secret code?

“Kdzqmhmf Fdqlzm hr etm!”

(Hint: We substituted each letter for the previous letter in the alphabet.)

Did you crack the code?

If you decode it correctly, you can read the secret message: “Learning

Master the Selves: A DIY Guide to German Reflexive Verbs


Everyone talks to themselves.

It’s okay, you can admit it. Whether you voice your thoughts aloud or keep them confined to the space between your ears, you participate in a lot of self-talk.

We all do it!

But did you …