Author Archive | Yassir Sahnoun

Learning German Tenses: A Strangely Familiar World for English Speakers

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For an English speaker, learning German tenses can feel like entering a parallel universe.

How so, you ask?

Well, German tenses are kind of like English tenses…

But also kind of not.

The two languages have very similar sets of

Learn German for Beginners: Resources, Courses and Tips for Mastering the Language

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So, you’ve decided to learn German? Congratulations!

A wonderful world awaits, full of fascinating articles, amazing documentaries, stupendous literature and just plain interesting people.

It’s possible, even probable, that you have some stereotypes about the German language. Perhaps you …

German Grammar Checkers: 6 Online Tools to Build Your Writing Confidence in 2020

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You know the feeling…

You’ve just sent off an email in German. Or submitted a paper to your German professor. Or sent your translated resume to a hiring manager.

You’re communicating in another language, and you’re on top …

The 2 Biggest German Level Tests You Need to Know About in 2020

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Can you actually speak German?

How well?

Would you say you’re conversational, a beginner, advanced, or…?

If you don’t have a good answer, you might consider signing up for a real test of your German level.

Once you’ve made …

Conquer the Basics and Learn German Grammar Online


German grammar has some tricks up its sleeves! But if you know what those tricks are, German won’t be able to fool you!

Surprisingly, you don’t actually need a whole lot of German grammar knowledge to start understanding the language. …

German Verb Conjugation: All You Need to Know to Master the Past, Present and Future


Are you quaking in your boots at the thought of German grammar?

Did you take French or Spanish in school and barely escape the grammar tables with your life?

Breathe easy.

German conjugation, well, we won’t say it’s easy, …

New to Learning German? 60+ Useful Phrases for Beginners


You’re at a party, looking for people to chat with.

Suddenly you hear your friend’s voice from across the room.

“German? Hey, I know someone who’s learning German!” he says.

You look over and see him gesturing toward you.…