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 …
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 …
Imagine your furniture filling out a questionnaire that asked: “Are you male, female or neuter?”
Your chair would check the box next to “male.”
Meanwhile, the painting you have hanging above your fireplace would check “neuter.”
But the fireplace itself …
Turn off your iPads, put down your cellphone, close your laptop—
Before you do that, first order one of these amazing German grammar books.
That’s right. We said books.
Not the latest app, or the newest website.…
When I lived in Germany, I had a daily routine.
In the morning I’d learn a German word of the day on my phone over my bowl of müsli.
Then, I’d spend the day rolling the word around in my …
Quick question: is it leg, arm or chest day?
That was a trick question.
We’re not weightlifting today. Instead, we’re strengthening our German grammar skills!
In fact, a German regimen without grammar exercises is like reading about weight-lifting and then …
Let me give it to you straight: learning German is no picnic.
For English speakers—nay, speakers of many languages—German grammar can be a confusing mixture of three grammatical genders, separable prefix verbs and complex word-building.
Not to mention, there …