Four common mistakes English speakers make when learning German
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Four common mistakes English speakers make when learning German

German is a notoriously challenging language, not least for its complex grammatical system. Just remember to avoid the following common pitfalls as an English speaker, and you'll sound like a native in no time.

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

10 facts that help explain the German language
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10 facts that help explain the German language

German words you need to know: Das Tohuwabohu

German words you need to know: Das Tohuwabohu

Four words that tell us something about German culture
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Four words that tell us something about German culture

People in Germany face higher TV tax payments from August

People in Germany face higher TV tax payments from August

German words you need to know: Kreuzgeimpft

German words you need to know: Kreuzgeimpft

German words you need to know: Das Kostehäppchen

German words you need to know: Das Kostehäppchen

Eight things Germans believe bring good luck
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Eight things Germans believe bring good luck

German words you need to know: Der Schrebergarten

German words you need to know: Der Schrebergarten

German words you need to know: Das Feierabendbierchen

German words you need to know: Das Feierabendbierchen

German words you need to know: Der Smalltalk

German words you need to know: Der Smalltalk

German words you need to know: Der Stubentiger

German words you need to know: Der Stubentiger

German words you need to know: Die Merkel-Raute

German words you need to know: Die Merkel-Raute

How language speaks to identity in eastern Germany
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How language speaks to identity in eastern Germany

German words you need to know: Pappsatt
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German words you need to know: Pappsatt

German words you need to know: Der Tagedieb
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German words you need to know: Der Tagedieb

German words you need to know: Der Föhn
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German words you need to know: Der Föhn

Low-income workers in Germany ‘left behind’ in the vaccination rollout

Low-income workers in Germany ‘left behind’ in the vaccination rollout

How has the pandemic affected the number of people in Germany’s cities?

How has the pandemic affected the number of people in Germany’s cities?

EXPLAINED: The German words that come from Slavic languages

EXPLAINED: The German words that come from Slavic languages

Number of people in Germany suffering from long-Covid set to ‘significantly increase’

Number of people in Germany suffering from long-Covid set to ‘significantly increase’

Namdeutsch: How has the German colonial period left its mark on Namibian culture?

Namdeutsch: How has the German colonial period left its mark on Namibian culture?

‘Vaccinate quickly’: German states seeing surge in Delta variant Covid cases

‘Vaccinate quickly’: German states seeing surge in Delta variant Covid cases

Germany’s digital vaccine pass to be rolled out ‘step by step’ from Thursday

Germany’s digital vaccine pass to be rolled out ‘step by step’ from Thursday

‘Corona-dictator’ named one of Germany’s ugliest words of the year

‘Corona-dictator’ named one of Germany’s ugliest words of the year

Nine of the most profound things ever said in German

Nine of the most profound things ever said in German

Germany’s most popular baby names revealed

Germany’s most popular baby names revealed

Texas German: How southerners are keeping a distant dialect alive

Texas German: How southerners are keeping a distant dialect alive

Berlin district offers foreigners a lifeline by translating online info into ‘easy German’

Berlin district offers foreigners a lifeline by translating online info into ‘easy German’

‘Alter Schwede!’: the surprising role of old Swedes in the German language

‘Alter Schwede!’: the surprising role of old Swedes in the German language

8 simple (and hilarious) German words that unlock amazing secrets in English

8 simple (and hilarious) German words that unlock amazing secrets in English

The 10 weirdest German words that don’t exist

The 10 weirdest German words that don’t exist

12 signs you’ve mastered the German language

12 signs you’ve mastered the German language

German faces stiff competition for US language students

German faces stiff competition for US language students

Ramsauer mans ramparts against English

Ramsauer mans ramparts against English

Conservative wants German language enshrined in constitution

Conservative wants German language enshrined in constitution

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