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 …
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.
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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.
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German grammar has some tricks up its sleeves! But if you know what those tricks are, German won’t be able to fool you!
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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?
German conjugation, well, we won’t say it’s easy, …
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.…
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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.”
We’d all love to install the German language straight into our brains.
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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 …
8ung! 8ung! (Achtung! Achtung!)
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.
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?
Is German hard to learn? That’s certainly its reputation.
Does it deserve its reputation, though?
We don’t want to sugarcoat things here. German does offer unique challenges to foreign language learners.
But so does every new language! Is there …
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 …
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.…
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, …
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 …
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, …
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