Author Archive | Yassir Sahnoun

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! …

Fool the Locals! How to Improve Your German Accent with Audio Clips

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You can’t learn a German accent in a book.

It’s sort of like learning to play the piano or to pole vault.

You’ve just got to get out there and start practicing.

You’ve got to learn by example, try it …

Cross the Fluency Finish Line (From Home): 5 Online Advanced German Lesson Resources

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Runners don’t start jogging on the last lap.

Opera singers don’t hum the show’s finale.

There’s no reason to check out just because you’re getting to the end!

In fact, it’s all the more reason to give your best effort.…

7 In- and Out-of-the-box Ways to Get German Typing Practice

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Ever had to drive a car on the “wrong” side of the road?

If you’re from the U.S. and have driven in the U.K. or vice versa, you know how disorienting it can be.

Typing in another language feels the …