Author Archive | Yassir Sahnoun

German Article Anxiety? The Cure Is This Guide to Using and Remembering the Right Articles

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The beer hall in Munich is dazzling.

High ceilings soar over crowded tables of patrons chatting enthusiastically with tall steins of beer.

You go up to the counter and say, in German, “I would like a beer.”

Simple, right?

But …

The 6 Best German Learning Android Apps and What Makes Them Special

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We’d all love to install the German language straight into our brains.

But I’m not holding my breath for that leap in technology.

We don’t even really have self-driving cars yet.

In the meantime, installing quality German learning apps to

Love “Risk?” 4 Strategy-heavy German Board Games to Add to Your Collection

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Remember Battleship, Chutes and Ladders and Operation?

Put those right out of your mind.

Board games around the world these days are detailed, sophisticated and endlessly re-playable.

And nowhere is that more true than in Germany.

German board games are …

hdl! 11 Fresh German SMS Abbreviations for Fluent Texting

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8ung! 8ung! (Achtung! Achtung!)

Attention! Attention!

There’s a faster, more fluent way to text in German.

Just like in English, you wouldn’t want your text messages to sound like they came out of a textbook or a formal letter.

You …

Can I Really Learn German for Free? Ja! Here’s How with the 11 Best Free Study Tools

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Everything in your shopping cart? Great.

Pull out that credit card, tap in the info and… wait!

Do you really need to charge German learning to your card?

I don’t think you do.

Early on in my German learning career, …

Thinking of Taking the Goethe-Zertifikat German Exam? Read This Guide First

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So you’ve been learning German for a little while. Maybe even a long while.

But when people ask you how good your German is, you hesitate.

Are you really “fluent” if you haven’t yet finished your first novel?

Do …

Is German Really That Hard to Learn? The Beginner’s Guide, Without Sugarcoating

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German has a reputation for being a strict and difficult language.

Does it deserve its reputation, though?

Well…

We don’t want to sugarcoat things here. German does offer unique challenges to foreign language learners.

But so does every new language! …