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What Are the Hardest German Words to Pronounce? 7 That’ll Totally Twist Your Tongue

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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 …

How to Learn Bavarian German: The Ultimate Resource Reference and Handy Pocket Glossary

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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 …

Want a Transcript Boost? 6 Reputable Courses to Earn High School Credit Online

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Four years goes by fast.

It feels like you just started high school and suddenly you’re supposed to decide what to do with the rest of your life.

What those four years hold for you is anyone’s guess.

However, …

Ready for Oktoberfest? Not Without These 12 German and Bavarian Sayings

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Beer, barmaids and sausage.

That’s the stereotypical German trio associated with Oktoberfest.

However, there’s a lot more to the famous German holiday than most people think.

And in fact, if you plan on attending Oktoberfest—or if you’re just brushing up …