How to Hear Real German Conversations, Anywhere (with English Translations!)

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Why go slow when you can go fast?

It’s true on the sidewalk (get out of my way, slow walkers!) and it’s true in language learning.

If you want to learn how to have real, natural German conversations, …

Thinking of Taking the Goethe-Zertifikat German Exam? Read This Guide First

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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?

Do …

Fingers Fumbling When You Type German Letters? Try These Easy Shortcuts

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Can you name the German letters that don’t appear in English?

Well, there’s the vowel/umlaut combos, ä, ö and ü…

Then there’s that fancy-looking letter ß…

Good for you.

But can you type them?

If your fingers’ muscle memory …

Lesen All About It: 9 German Newsletters for Curious Language Learners

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Imagine that you’re on the bus, idly checking your e-mail.

Ding! A new message drops in.

But this time, the subject line is in German. When you open it, it’s filled with German text and sprinkled with link after interesting …

Stop Translating Stat! How to Start Thinking in German (And Get Fluent Faster!)

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Something magical happens when you learn a new skill.

It’s the difference between your first day at the wheel and a breezy cruise along the highway. Or between an accidental cannonball and a polished dive into the pool.

Everything just …

The 8 Best German-English and German-only Dictionaries for Language Learners

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Pop quiz!

What does “die Katze im Sack kaufen” (literally, “to buy the cat in the bag”) mean?

What about “WG mit einem älteren Pärchen” (literally, “a shared apartment with an older couple”)?

And bonus point: what’s a Swiss German …

Thinking About Visiting Germany? Start with These Videos (English and German)

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How does a trip to a chocolate museum sound?

Or a fairytale castle in the mountains?

Maybe a street art tour of Berlin speaks to you instead.

There’s a lot more to Germany than Oktoberfest (though that can