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German Separable Verbs: United They Stand, Divided They… Also Stand!


Do you suffer from separation anxiety?

I’m not talking about anxiety related to leaving your family, but rather anxiety related to German separable verbs.

There are many wonderful things about the German language, but separable verbs cause lots of

Präteritum Problems? Here’s How to Use the German Simple Past Tense


So, how simple is the German simple past tense, anyway?

Until you’ve got a handle on its verb conjugations, it might seem a lot more complicated than its name lets on.

You might be doing some mental gymnastics to …

How to Prepare Yourself for Intermediate German Courses


According to the forgetting curve hypothesis, most people will forget about half of what they learn within 24 hours of learning it.

That is, unless they take extra measures to remember what they’ve learned.

If the same material …

How to Learn German: Everything You Should Know to Get Started


Don’t bite off more than you can chew!

There’s a reason most of us hear that warning when we’re kids: because if you bite off more than you can chew, you might choke.

That’s good advice for eating, but it’s …