Archive | German Vocab and Grammar

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, …

The Best and Wurst of German Food Vocabulary: 62 Words to Know


Eating is about much more than simple nourishment.

Anyone who’s gobbled a smoky, spicy wurst (sausage) straight from a Berlin food stand knows.

It’s about comfort, flavor, traditions and culture.

It’s something that connects us to friends, family or the …

The Art of Persuasion: 24 Expressive German Essay Phrases to Make Your Point


We need to talk about your German essays.

Do they lack that certain flair?

Are you struggling to find the right words to express yourself the way you’d like to?

Are you feeling like you just aren’t getting …

21 Important German Phrases to Live, Thrive and Survive Abroad


The basic textbook formalities can certainly come in handy.

But what about when you’re seriously craving a delicious ice cream cone?

Or when you’re starving and would kill for a kebab?

Then the little niceties go out the window.


Bring Your German Stories to Life with 3 Types of German Adverbs


I tried hard not to laugh, I really did.

You might not believe that and you probably won’t believe what I’m about to tell you—but it happened.

I went for my morning coffee, as usual, at my favorite coffee shop—you …

26 Austrian German Phrases and Slang for Speaking Like a Local


Sometimes we Austrians tease our German friends by asking them to say Oachkatzlschwoaf

And then burst out laughing at their attempts to pronounce it.

This word means “squirrel tail” and Germans would call it Eichkätzchenschwanz.

Austrians have their …

Your Ultimate German Vocabulary List: 100 Most Used Words


Hey, German learners: are you up for a challenge?

Want to flex those memorization muscles and take your vocabulary skills up a weight class?

We’ve got just the thing.

More than 100 of the most commonly used German …