23 Colorful Berlin Slang Words to Talk Like a Local


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, …

62 Useful German Food Vocabulary Words for Hungry Language Learners


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 …

Pieces of Flair: 24 German Essay Phrases That Really Bring a Point Home


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 …

Get Real: 21 Important German Phrases You Need to Survive Daily Life


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 …

10 Cool German Songs to Make Your German Superfly!


What can you do at a German Diskothek (discotheque)?

You can boogie down, of course!

You can also order drinks, say “Prost!” (“Cheers!”) with new friends and greet the dawn after a night on the town.

But even better, you …