Archive | German Vocab and Grammar

“You’re a Stinky Boot!”: 17 Creative German Insults with Hilarious Translations

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Let’s be honest: learning insults is one of our secret first priorities when starting a new language.

And it’s no surprise why. As offensive as they’re meant to be, insults can be awfully funny when translated literally. Sometimes you …

The Ultimate Guide to Months in German: Tips, Vocabulary and More!

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Think about the last conversation you had in German.

I’m sure somewhere in that conversation, you or the other person named at least one thing you did that day. Or maybe you talked about something you love doing. Or something …

9 German Puns to Make You Laugh (or Cringe) While You Learn

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Love ’em or hate ’em, puns are here to stay in our daily conversations.

And that doesn’t just apply to English conversations.

That’s right. It may come to your delight (or horror) that puns also exist in German! …

Bitte, Can I Have Some More? What Does Bitte Mean in German (and How to Use It)

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Proper etiquette dictates we say “bless you” (or in German, “Gesundheit,”) after someone sneezes. In return, they say “danke” (thank you). Did you know that practice is based on fear of The Plague?

To this day, we …

20 Fruits in German: The Sweet and Simple Guide to German Fruits

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These days, sugar’s in everything.

But the first sugar refinery wasn’t built in Germany until 1573, so what did Germans do before that?

Well, they had to sweeten their food with other things, primarily fruit.

Consequently, German cuisine features …

How to Talk About Hobbies in German and Express Yourself in Your Free Time

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Duck herding, extreme ironing or even Hikaru Dorodango (dirt polishing): you’ve probably never participated in any of these activities, but did you know they’re actual hobbies?

Yes, it’s true.

See, the great thing about hobbies is that it doesn’t really …

“Congratulations” in German! Your Guide to German Praise, Compliments and Well-wishing

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Hey, you! Congratulations!

Or, as they say in Germany, “Herzlichen Glückwunsch!”

That’s right, you deserve some congratulations.

I don’t know you, but I know it’s true.

Whoever and wherever you are, there’s a lot you’ve had to accomplish to get …