Author Archive | Yassir Sahnoun

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. …

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.…

How to Learn Authentic German with 13+ Rad Resources

Want your German to sound more authentic? Worried you sound like one of those silly Google Translate mistakes when you speak German? The solution is pretty simple. You just need authentic German resources to get familiar with the language as …

hdl! 11 Fresh German SMS Abbreviations for Fluent Texting

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 …

11 Incredible Ways to Learn German for Free

Do you really need to pull out your credit card to learn German? I don’t think you do! Early on in my German learning career, I tried out a couple of free online courses and trials. I figured I …

The 26 Best Reading Resources to Learn German

You can’t just read anything and expect your German to improve. The nutrition facts on your cereal boxes? Too boring. Goethe’s complete scientific treatises? Probably too hard, for now. You’ve got to find that perfect blend of German vocabulary, …

6 Winning Resources for German Exercises Online

Have you ever seen a marathon with no finish line? You might cross one without knowing it if you’re learning German without tracking your level. Slow and steady certainly wins the race, but if you’re not aware of your goals …

Ich bin ein Berliner: 23 Shiny Berlin Slang Words to Know!

Juten Tach!  You respond: “Excuse me?” Your Berliner friend was apparently greeting you, but you remember that your textbook said that to say “Good Day,” you should say “Guten Tag,” not “Juten Tach.” This is the day-to-day language in Berlin, …

Your Best German Online Course Is Here, and It’s Free

Here’s how a German online course can transform your language studies: Imagine yourself building German vocabulary while sipping coffee on your patio. Or listening to authentic German without even taking your slippers off. …and would you believe you can do …

Hunting for Advanced German Lessons? 20 Great Resources to Check Out

Stalking the world wide wilderness for advanced German lessons online? Are you currently on an endless hunt around the internet? Well, get ready to pounce on these excellent German learning programs. We’ve compiled the best online German lessons—actually, we’ve …