Archive | German Vocab and Grammar

The 4-step Guide to Using the German Preposition "Zu" Correctly


They’re any Scrabble player’s secret weapon.

Those tiny, two-letter words.

Am… is… do… on…

I could keep going. There are quite a few words you can create in English with only two letters.

Same goes for German. Which ones can …

German Moods Snapshots: Indicative, Imperative, Subjunctive


Are you sensitive to moods?

You know, like those created by intense people, cool art or striking German architecture?

Or are you just moody by nature?

If you’re learning German, you better be!

But it’s okay if you don’t …

14 German Sports Vocabulary Words for Cheering Along Like a Native


Der Basketball. Das Tennis. Der Ball.

Easy enough.

Basketball. Tennis. Ball.

Truly this is the low-hanging fruit of learning German.

When you got to the sports chapter in your German textbook, you probably cheered because so many of the …

Want Perfectly Polished German Writing? Learn These 4 Punctuation Marks


What’s a language without punctuation?

It becomes a jumbled mess without pauses structure or endings you see

Ah! Let’s get some order back in here.

Thanks to our friends the comma, the period and many other types of punctuation, our …

Want A+ German Skills? 35 Words and Phrases for Talking About School in German


Quick—what was your locker combination in high school?

What was the name of that history teacher who gave you an unfair F?

How about the layout of your high school? I bet you could navigate it like you were there …

Your One-stop Guide to Saying “Sorry” in German


Don’t know how to say “sorry” in German?

There’s no need to apologize right now—at least not in English!

Still, you should really learn how to do it.

Whether you strive for German fluency or crave just enough German to …

50 German Personality Words to Describe Your Friends (or Enemies)


We’ve all been there.

You want to vent out all your feelings to your mother on the phone about the new coworker.

A string of incredibly descriptive words follow. “He’s just so…so %$#&!”

Germans have a pretty dull reputation around …