These eight words show just how different German and Austrian Deutsch can be
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These eight words show just how different German and Austrian Deutsch can be

Germany and Austria may share a common language - but often with a very different vocabulary. Here are eight of the most common terms which sound completely different if you're in Vienna versus Berlin.

German words you need to know: Kreuzgeimpft

German words you need to know: Kreuzgeimpft

Here’s the German vocabulary you need to get the Covid-19 vaccine
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Here’s the German vocabulary you need to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Masks and Covid tests should continue in Germany’s schools until 2022, say health officials

Masks and Covid tests should continue in Germany’s schools until 2022, say health officials

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

German phrase of the day: Alter Schwede

German phrase of the day: Alter Schwede

Eight unique words and phrases that tell us something about Germany
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Eight unique words and phrases that tell us something about Germany

German word of the day: Hochnäsig

German word of the day: Hochnäsig

German word of the day: Stimmt

German word of the day: Stimmt

German word of the day: Tja

German word of the day: Tja

German word of the day: Gell

German word of the day: Gell

German word of the day: Grübeln

German word of the day: Grübeln

German word of the day: Geil

German word of the day: Geil

German word of the day: Hä?

German word of the day: Hä?

Eight German words used in English – but with different meanings
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Eight German words used in English – but with different meanings

EXPLAINED: The German phrases you need as bars and restaurants reopen
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EXPLAINED: The German phrases you need as bars and restaurants reopen

German word of the day: Das Pfand

German word of the day: Das Pfand

German phrase of the day: Vitamin B

German phrase of the day: Vitamin B

German word of the day: Der Traumtänzer

German word of the day: Der Traumtänzer

German word of the day: Prima

German word of the day: Prima

10 essential phrases to complain about the weather like a German
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10 essential phrases to complain about the weather like a German

From Moin to Tach: How to say ‘hello’ around Germany
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From Moin to Tach: How to say ‘hello’ around Germany

German word of the day: Sau

German word of the day: Sau

German word of the day: Der Freiheitsdrang

German word of the day: Der Freiheitsdrang

German phrase of the day: Etwas Sonne tanken

German phrase of the day: Etwas Sonne tanken

German word of the day: Lecker

German word of the day: Lecker

German word of the day: Das Himmelszelt

German word of the day: Das Himmelszelt

German word of the day: Na

German word of the day: Na

German word of the day: Der Fehlkauf

German word of the day: Der Fehlkauf

German word of the day: Das Stehaufmännchen

German word of the day: Das Stehaufmännchen

German word of the day: Der Ohrenschmaus

German word of the day: Der Ohrenschmaus

German word of the day: Der Haken

German word of the day: Der Haken

German word of the day: Der Teufelskreis

German word of the day: Der Teufelskreis

German word of the day: Weltvergessen

German word of the day: Weltvergessen

German word of the day: Piensen

German word of the day: Piensen

German word of the day: Die Regenbogenfamilie

German word of the day: Die Regenbogenfamilie

German word of the day: Der Rattenschwanz

German word of the day: Der Rattenschwanz

German phrase of the day: Einen Strich durch die Rechnung

German phrase of the day: Einen Strich durch die Rechnung

Eight simple reasons why learning German is really worth your while

Eight simple reasons why learning German is really worth your while

German word of the day: Knödeln

German word of the day: Knödeln

German word of the day: Fernprost!

German word of the day: Fernprost!

German word of the day: Kaputt

German word of the day: Kaputt

Pfälzisch: A guide to the distinct dialect of Rhineland-Palatinate

Pfälzisch: A guide to the distinct dialect of Rhineland-Palatinate

German word of the day: Die Waldeinsamkeit

German word of the day: Die Waldeinsamkeit

German word of the day: Der Osterhase

German word of the day: Der Osterhase

What exactly is Germany’s ‘Green Thursday’?

What exactly is Germany’s ‘Green Thursday’?

German word of the day: Die Selbstbeweihräucherung

German word of the day: Die Selbstbeweihräucherung

Weather: Sun and springlike temperatures come to Germany

Weather: Sun and springlike temperatures come to Germany

10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

10 German words with simply hilarious literal translations

German word of the day: Der Impfling

German word of the day: Der Impfling

German phrase of the day: Eine Extrawurst verlangen

German phrase of the day: Eine Extrawurst verlangen

German word of the day: Mutterseelenallein

German word of the day: Mutterseelenallein

Who is hardest hit financially by the pandemic in Germany?

Who is hardest hit financially by the pandemic in Germany?

Seven German words which originally come from India

Seven German words which originally come from India

Cold spell comes to Germany following spring-like weather

Cold spell comes to Germany following spring-like weather

German word of the day: Flanieren

German word of the day: Flanieren

German word of the day: Der Blitzfrühling

German word of the day: Der Blitzfrühling

Borders to cucumbers: Five German words that come from Polish

Borders to cucumbers: Five German words that come from Polish

Nine things Germans have way too many words for

Nine things Germans have way too many words for

German word of the day: Moin

German word of the day: Moin

German phrase of the day: Alles in Butter

German phrase of the day: Alles in Butter

German word of the day: Der Streber

German word of the day: Der Streber

Six celebrities you didn’t know spoke German

Six celebrities you didn’t know spoke German

German word of the day: Hinkriegen

German word of the day: Hinkriegen

‘Lockdown’ voted Germany’s English word of the year

‘Lockdown’ voted Germany’s English word of the year

10 German words you need to know when looking for a job
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10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

10 English words you didn’t know we pinched from German
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10 English words you didn’t know we pinched from German

German phrase of the day: Asche auf mein Haupt

German phrase of the day: Asche auf mein Haupt

The best podcasts to take your German to the next level

The best podcasts to take your German to the next level

Frosty German sayings that’ll make you a winter wordsmith

Frosty German sayings that’ll make you a winter wordsmith

Das ist ja mal wichtig: The complete guide to German particles
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Das ist ja mal wichtig: The complete guide to German particles

8 German words that are impossible to translate into English
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8 German words that are impossible to translate into English

Eight of the most common (and funniest) mistakes German learners make
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Eight of the most common (and funniest) mistakes German learners make

German word of the day: Der Vorsatz

German word of the day: Der Vorsatz

German word of the day: Quasi

German word of the day: Quasi

German word of the day: Jawohl

German word of the day: Jawohl

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays

German phrase of the day: Wer rastet, der rostet

German phrase of the day: Wer rastet, der rostet

German word of the day: Das Räuchermännchen

German word of the day: Das Räuchermännchen

German phrase of the day: Aus Schaden wird man klug

German phrase of the day: Aus Schaden wird man klug

German phrase of the day: Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund

German phrase of the day: Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund

German word of the day: Der Adventskalender

German word of the day: Der Adventskalender

These are Germany’s ‘words of the year’ for 2020

These are Germany’s ‘words of the year’ for 2020

German word of the day: Das Komaglotzen

German word of the day: Das Komaglotzen

Seven English words Germans get hilariously wrong
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Seven English words Germans get hilariously wrong

German phrase of the day: Die Zeit läuft uns davon

German phrase of the day: Die Zeit läuft uns davon

Music to our ears: The top 10 melodic German phrases
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Music to our ears: The top 10 melodic German phrases

Nine of the most profound things ever said in German

Nine of the most profound things ever said in German

From cheering to sneezing: Why Americans still use ‘Gesundheit’

From cheering to sneezing: Why Americans still use ‘Gesundheit’

Seven German words which stem from Arabic

Seven German words which stem from Arabic

German phrase of the day: Soviel Zeit muss sein

German phrase of the day: Soviel Zeit muss sein

German word of the day: Der Bildungsurlaub

German word of the day: Der Bildungsurlaub

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

German phrase of the day: Abwarten und Tee trinken

German phrase of the day: Abwarten und Tee trinken

German word of the day: Durchbeißen

German word of the day: Durchbeißen

Most Germans believe investigation into racism in police force is ‘needed’

Most Germans believe investigation into racism in police force is ‘needed’

German word of the day: Die Lautmalerei

German word of the day: Die Lautmalerei

How the German language differed between East and West

How the German language differed between East and West

What are the most fascinating German words that no longer exist?

What are the most fascinating German words that no longer exist?

From Lockdown to Influencer: Which words have been added to the German dictionary in 2020?

From Lockdown to Influencer: Which words have been added to the German dictionary in 2020?

11 German words that come from the Greek language

11 German words that come from the Greek language

The complete A-Z guide to German prefixes and what they mean
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The complete A-Z guide to German prefixes and what they mean

Where in the world are more people learning German?

Where in the world are more people learning German?

German word of the day: Der Valentinsmuffel

German word of the day: Der Valentinsmuffel

Icy Autobahn causes spate of crashes across Germany

Icy Autobahn causes spate of crashes across Germany

German word of the day: Der Kosename

German word of the day: Der Kosename

German word of the day: Mensch

German word of the day: Mensch

Deutsch for the new decade: 10 German words that reflect the Zeitgeist
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Deutsch for the new decade: 10 German words that reflect the Zeitgeist

German word of the day: Der Purzelbaum

German word of the day: Der Purzelbaum

German word of the day: Das Drachenfutter

German word of the day: Das Drachenfutter

German phrase of the day: Mach’s gut

German phrase of the day: Mach’s gut

REVEALED: Where rent prices are falling in Germany
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REVEALED: Where rent prices are falling in Germany

The complete guide to German animal-themed phrases
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The complete guide to German animal-themed phrases

German word of the day: Der/Das Schlamassel

German word of the day: Der/Das Schlamassel

German word of the day: Schweineteuer

German word of the day: Schweineteuer

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

German word of the day: Das Fettpolster

German word of the day: Das Fettpolster

The essential words and phrases for a night out in Germany
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The essential words and phrases for a night out in Germany

German word of the day: Das Feiern

German word of the day: Das Feiern

German Advent word of the day: Der Heiligabend

German Advent word of the day: Der Heiligabend

German Advent word of the day: Süßer die Glocken nie klingen

German Advent word of the day: Süßer die Glocken nie klingen

German Advent word of the day: Die Vorfreude

German Advent word of the day: Die Vorfreude

German Advent word of the day: Leise rieselt der Schnee

German Advent word of the day: Leise rieselt der Schnee

German Advent word of the day: Der Weihnachtsbaum

German Advent word of the day: Der Weihnachtsbaum

How to overcome five of the biggest stumbling blocks when learning German
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How to overcome five of the biggest stumbling blocks when learning German

Bad news: Why rents in Germany will continue to rise in 2020

Bad news: Why rents in Germany will continue to rise in 2020

German Advent word of the day: Die Besinnlichkeit

German Advent word of the day: Die Besinnlichkeit

German Advent word of the day: Das Schlittschuhlaufen

German Advent word of the day: Das Schlittschuhlaufen

German Advent word of the day: Das Marzipan

German Advent word of the day: Das Marzipan

German Advent word of the day: Der Nikolaustag

German Advent word of the day: Der Nikolaustag

German Advent word of the day: Der Adventskranz

German Advent word of the day: Der Adventskranz

Dresden police receive over 500 tip-offs for stolen jewellery

Dresden police receive over 500 tip-offs for stolen jewellery

German Advent word of the day: Der Stollen

German Advent word of the day: Der Stollen

This is the ‘German word of the year’ for 2019

This is the ‘German word of the year’ for 2019

German Advent word of the day: Die Plätzchen

German Advent word of the day: Die Plätzchen

German word of the day: Ernsthaft

German word of the day: Ernsthaft

‘The future is already here’: How climate change is affecting Germany
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‘The future is already here’: How climate change is affecting Germany

German word of the day: Der Schnorrer

German word of the day: Der Schnorrer

German word of the day: Die Meinungsfreiheit

German word of the day: Die Meinungsfreiheit

Update: Measles vaccination to become compulsory in Germany

Update: Measles vaccination to become compulsory in Germany

German word of the day: Totlachen

German word of the day: Totlachen

German word of the day: Die Petze

German word of the day: Die Petze

German word of the day: Quatsch

German word of the day: Quatsch

German word of the day: Der Frechdachs

German word of the day: Der Frechdachs

German word of the day: Der Mauerspecht

German word of the day: Der Mauerspecht

German word of the day: Gucken

German word of the day: Gucken

15 timely phrases that prove Germans are all about punctuality
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15 timely phrases that prove Germans are all about punctuality

Seven German TV shows and movies that are great to watch with your kids
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Seven German TV shows and movies that are great to watch with your kids

German word of the day: Einmummeln

German word of the day: Einmummeln

German word of the day: Pfiffig

German word of the day: Pfiffig

German word of the day: Blitzsauber

German word of the day: Blitzsauber

German word of the day: Da

German word of the day: Da

German word of the day: Nuscheln

German word of the day: Nuscheln

Five German lifestyle habits you should think about adopting
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Five German lifestyle habits you should think about adopting

German word of the day: Meckern

German word of the day: Meckern

German word of the day: Der Blümchenkaffee

German word of the day: Der Blümchenkaffee

Eight of the tastiest German foods for autumn

Eight of the tastiest German foods for autumn

German word of the day: Festhalten

German word of the day: Festhalten

German word of the day: Die Nervensäge

German word of the day: Die Nervensäge

German word of the day: Der Wetterfrosch

German word of the day: Der Wetterfrosch

German word of the day: Das Faultier

German word of the day: Das Faultier

German word of the day: Die Frostbeule

German word of the day: Die Frostbeule

10 words that perfectly sum up student life in Germany
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10 words that perfectly sum up student life in Germany

German word of the day: Die Spaßbremse

German word of the day: Die Spaßbremse

Cologne pharmacy employees under investigation for ‘negligent homicide’

Cologne pharmacy employees under investigation for ‘negligent homicide’

Good knowledge of German results in ‘better pay’ for foreigners
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Good knowledge of German results in ‘better pay’ for foreigners

German phrase of the day: Na klar

German phrase of the day: Na klar

This is the most beautiful German word according to foreigners

This is the most beautiful German word according to foreigners

‘Segregation achieves nothing’: Should children without fluent German be held back from starting school?

‘Segregation achieves nothing’: Should children without fluent German be held back from starting school?

German hospice receives ‘lucky bag’ with €100,000 from secret donor

German hospice receives ‘lucky bag’ with €100,000 from secret donor

Children who don’t speak German ‘shouldn’t be allowed to start school’

Children who don’t speak German ‘shouldn’t be allowed to start school’

German potato prices set to spike due to drought

German potato prices set to spike due to drought

German word of the day: Der Schattenparker

German word of the day: Der Schattenparker

German phrase of the day: Das Gelbe vom Ei

German phrase of the day: Das Gelbe vom Ei

German word of the day: Feuchtfröhlich

German word of the day: Feuchtfröhlich

10 ways to sound like a native German speaker
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10 ways to sound like a native German speaker

German word of the day: Bescheuert

German word of the day: Bescheuert

10 words that will make you sound like a real Berliner
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10 words that will make you sound like a real Berliner

German word of the day: Stinksauer

German word of the day: Stinksauer

German phrase of the day: Bock haben

German phrase of the day: Bock haben

German word of the day: Digga

German word of the day: Digga

German word of the day: Klasse

German word of the day: Klasse

German word of the day: Der Scheinriese

German word of the day: Der Scheinriese

German word of the day: Das Sitzfleisch

German word of the day: Das Sitzfleisch

Are these the 10 most German words you can find?

Are these the 10 most German words you can find?

German word of the day: Das Weichei

German word of the day: Das Weichei

German word of the day: Der Kater

German word of the day: Der Kater

German word of the day: Halt

German word of the day: Halt

How to use the unusual German phrase ’08/15′

How to use the unusual German phrase ’08/15′

German word of the day: Der Krawall

German word of the day: Der Krawall

German word of the day: Das Zeug

German word of the day: Das Zeug

Customs dog sniffs out €1.2 million in cash at Düsseldorf Airport

Customs dog sniffs out €1.2 million in cash at Düsseldorf Airport

German word of the day: Der Frühschoppen

German word of the day: Der Frühschoppen

German word of the day: Das Abitur

German word of the day: Das Abitur

German word of the day: Astrein

German word of the day: Astrein

German word of the day: Der Spaßvogel

German word of the day: Der Spaßvogel

German word of the day: Das Bierzelt

German word of the day: Das Bierzelt

Major wildfire in Hesse sparked by lightning strike

Major wildfire in Hesse sparked by lightning strike

German word of the day: Das Hirngespinst

German word of the day: Das Hirngespinst

German phrase of the day: Das ist mir egal

German phrase of the day: Das ist mir egal

German word of the day: Karfreitag

German word of the day: Karfreitag

10 German words which come from Italian

10 German words which come from Italian

Tell us: What are the essential smartphone apps you need in Germany?

Tell us: What are the essential smartphone apps you need in Germany?

German word of the day: Naja

German word of the day: Naja

German word of the day: Spargelzeit

German word of the day: Spargelzeit

German word of the day: Doch

German word of the day: Doch

German word of the day: Die Quasselstrippe

German word of the day: Die Quasselstrippe

German word of the day: Per du

German word of the day: Per du

German word of the day: Der Frühlingsanfang

German word of the day: Der Frühlingsanfang

German phrase of the day: Jemanden unter die Fittiche nehmen

German phrase of the day: Jemanden unter die Fittiche nehmen

German word of the day: Die Buchmesse

German word of the day: Die Buchmesse

Word of the day: Der Schnarchhahn

Word of the day: Der Schnarchhahn

German word of the day: Piesacken

German word of the day: Piesacken

German word of the day: Der Firlefanz

German word of the day: Der Firlefanz

German word of the day: Servus

German word of the day: Servus

German word of the day: Die Betriebsblindheit

German word of the day: Die Betriebsblindheit

German word of the day: Der Kabelsalat

German word of the day: Der Kabelsalat

German phrase of the day: Die Nase voll haben

German phrase of the day: Die Nase voll haben

German word of the day: Die Mundart

German word of the day: Die Mundart

German word of the day: Der Klugscheißer

German word of the day: Der Klugscheißer

German word of the day: Das Honigkuchenpferd

German word of the day: Das Honigkuchenpferd

German word of the day: Das Schmuddelwetter

German word of the day: Das Schmuddelwetter

German word of the day: Die Rabenmutter

German word of the day: Die Rabenmutter

German word of the day: Ausgelutscht

German word of the day: Ausgelutscht

German word of the day: Der Vokuhila

German word of the day: Der Vokuhila

German word of the day: Krökeln

German word of the day: Krökeln

German word of the day: Der Zankapfel

German word of the day: Der Zankapfel

German word of the day: Das Kopfsteinpflaster

German word of the day: Das Kopfsteinpflaster

German word of the day: Das Kaiserwetter

German word of the day: Das Kaiserwetter

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

German word of the day: Das Herzblatt

German word of the day: Das Herzblatt

From Fräulein to the gender star: Germany’s language revolution
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From Fräulein to the gender star: Germany’s language revolution

German word of the day: Die Eselsbrücke

German word of the day: Die Eselsbrücke

German word of the day: Liebestoll

German word of the day: Liebestoll

German word of the day: Der Scherzkeks

German word of the day: Der Scherzkeks

German word of the day: Unkaputtbar

German word of the day: Unkaputtbar

German word of the day: Wehtun

German word of the day: Wehtun

German word of the day: Der Augenstern

German word of the day: Der Augenstern

German word of the day: Scheinheilig
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German word of the day: Scheinheilig

German word of the day: Das Fernweh

German word of the day: Das Fernweh

German word of the day: Das Gendersternchen
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German word of the day: Das Gendersternchen

German government rejects speed limit on Autobahn

German government rejects speed limit on Autobahn

German word of the day: Sowieso

German word of the day: Sowieso

German word of the day: Die Erklärungsnot
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German word of the day: Die Erklärungsnot

German word of the day: Die Schwärmerei
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German word of the day: Die Schwärmerei

As cold spell grips Germany, warning over icy waterways issued

As cold spell grips Germany, warning over icy waterways issued

German word of the day: Sturmfrei
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German word of the day: Sturmfrei

German word of the day: Der Besserwisser
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German word of the day: Der Besserwisser

German word of the day: Fisimatenten

German word of the day: Fisimatenten

German word of the day: Die Blechlawine
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German word of the day: Die Blechlawine

German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke

German word of the day: Die Übergangsjacke

German word of the day: Stoßlüften
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German word of the day: Stoßlüften

German word of the day: Fuchsteufelswild
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German word of the day: Fuchsteufelswild

German word of the day: Das Unwort
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German word of the day: Das Unwort

German word of the day: Die Kehrwoche
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German word of the day: Die Kehrwoche

German word of the day: Der Ursprung
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German word of the day: Der Ursprung

German word of the day: Die Auffassungsgabe
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German word of the day: Die Auffassungsgabe

German word of the day: Die Sollbruchstelle
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German word of the day: Die Sollbruchstelle

German word of the day: Strotzen

German word of the day: Strotzen

German phrase of the day: Schnee von gestern
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German phrase of the day: Schnee von gestern

German phrase of the day: Die Daumen drücken
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German phrase of the day: Die Daumen drücken

German word of the day: Christbaumloben
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German word of the day: Christbaumloben

German word of the day: Kopflastig
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German word of the day: Kopflastig

German word of the day: Die Engstirnigkeit
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German word of the day: Die Engstirnigkeit

German word of the day: Kurzweilig
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German word of the day: Kurzweilig

German word of the day: Die Feuerzangenbowle
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German word of the day: Die Feuerzangenbowle

German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsgans
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German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsgans

German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsbäckerei
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German word of the day: Die Weihnachtsbäckerei

German word of the day: Die Bescherung
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German word of the day: Die Bescherung

German word of the day: Schmalzkuchen
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German word of the day: Schmalzkuchen

German word of the day: Der Kaiserschmarrn
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German word of the day: Der Kaiserschmarrn

German word of the day: Die Ankerzentren

German word of the day: Die Ankerzentren

German word of the day: Die Funklochrepublik
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German word of the day: Die Funklochrepublik

German word of the day: Heißzeit
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German word of the day: Heißzeit

German word of the day: Schusselig
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German word of the day: Schusselig

German Word of the Day: Der Faulpelz
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German Word of the Day: Der Faulpelz

German word of the day: Reibekuchen
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German word of the day: Reibekuchen

German word of the day: Der Glühwein
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German word of the day: Der Glühwein

German word of the day: Das Hüftgold
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German word of the day: Das Hüftgold

German word of the day: Der Zugzwang
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German word of the day: Der Zugzwang

German word of the day: Das Luftschloss
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German word of the day: Das Luftschloss

German word of the day: Lebensmüde
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German word of the day: Lebensmüde

German word of the day: Die Sehnsucht

German word of the day: Die Sehnsucht

German word of the day: Das Bratkartoffelverhältnis

German word of the day: Das Bratkartoffelverhältnis

German word of the day: Krass

German word of the day: Krass

German word of the day: Die Kastanie

German word of the day: Die Kastanie

How did Germany’s 10 top ‘Youth Words of the Year’ originate?

How did Germany’s 10 top ‘Youth Words of the Year’ originate?

German word of the day: Der Fleischesser

German word of the day: Der Fleischesser

German word of the day: Das Bargeld

German word of the day: Das Bargeld

German phrase of the day: Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof

German phrase of the day: Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof

German word of the day: Das Frauenwahlrecht

German word of the day: Das Frauenwahlrecht

German word of the day: Kuddelmuddel

German word of the day: Kuddelmuddel

German phrase of the day: Tomaten auf den Augen haben

German phrase of the day: Tomaten auf den Augen haben

German word of the day: Der Erbsenzähler

German word of the day: Der Erbsenzähler

German word of the day: Bauchpinseln

German word of the day: Bauchpinseln

German word of the day: Der Warmduscher

German word of the day: Der Warmduscher

Quiz: How well do you know your German false friends?
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Quiz: How well do you know your German false friends?

German Word of the Day: Der Kürbis

German Word of the Day: Der Kürbis

German Word of the Day: Schwarzfahren

German Word of the Day: Schwarzfahren

German Phrase of the Day: um den heißen Brei herumreden

German Phrase of the Day: um den heißen Brei herumreden

German Phrase of the Day: Die Kirche im Dorf lassen

German Phrase of the Day: Die Kirche im Dorf lassen

German Word of the Day: Blaumachen

German Word of the Day: Blaumachen

Word of the Day: Salonfähig

Word of the Day: Salonfähig

German word of the day: Die Zechprellerei

German word of the day: Die Zechprellerei

Quiz: How well do you know your German sayings?
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Quiz: How well do you know your German sayings?

German word of the day: Der innere Schweinehund

German word of the day: Der innere Schweinehund

Word of the Day: Der Zeitgeist

Word of the Day: Der Zeitgeist

German Word of the Day: Das Fingerspitzengefühl

German Word of the Day: Das Fingerspitzengefühl

German Word of the Day: Das Fernweh

German Word of the Day: Das Fernweh

German Word of the Day: Die Schnapsidee

German Word of the Day: Die Schnapsidee

How the German language might benefit from Brits after Brexit
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How the German language might benefit from Brits after Brexit

German Word of the Day: Bairisch

German Word of the Day: Bairisch

8 German words which are impossible for English native speakers to pronounce
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8 German words which are impossible for English native speakers to pronounce

German Word of the Day: Der Schmarrn

German Word of the Day: Der Schmarrn

German Word of the Day: Der Erzähler

German Word of the Day: Der Erzähler

German Word of the Day: Der Ohrwurm

German Word of the Day: Der Ohrwurm

English words and sounds that Germans will never pronounce correctly
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English words and sounds that Germans will never pronounce correctly

German Word of the Day: Fremdschämen

German Word of the Day: Fremdschämen

German Word of the Day: Das Kopfkino

German Word of the Day: Das Kopfkino

German Word of the Day: Die Gemütlichkeit
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German Word of the Day: Die Gemütlichkeit

German Word of the Day: Bummeln

German Word of the Day: Bummeln

German Word of the Day: Der Dreikäsehoch

German Word of the Day: Der Dreikäsehoch

German Word of the Day: Der Kummerspeck

German Word of the Day: Der Kummerspeck

German Word of the Day: Die Geborgenheit

German Word of the Day: Die Geborgenheit

German Word of the Day: Die Naschkatze

German Word of the Day: Die Naschkatze

The best TV comedies to improve your German while making you laugh
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The best TV comedies to improve your German while making you laugh

Grüß Gott, Moin, Hallo! The complete guide to regional dialects around Germany
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Grüß Gott, Moin, Hallo! The complete guide to regional dialects around Germany

The 5 best free apps for learning German for all levels

The 5 best free apps for learning German for all levels

Rap and Rechtschreibung: Five times rappers nailed German grammar

Rap and Rechtschreibung: Five times rappers nailed German grammar

10 summer poems to make you fall in love with the German language

10 summer poems to make you fall in love with the German language

Why every country should get on board with the German Feierabend
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Why every country should get on board with the German Feierabend

Could Denglisch one day kill off German?
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Could Denglisch one day kill off German?

10 catchy songs to help on your quest to learn German

10 catchy songs to help on your quest to learn German

9 uniquely German gestures and noises that need explaining

9 uniquely German gestures and noises that need explaining

10 surprising uses of English in former East Germany
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10 surprising uses of English in former East Germany

German word of the day: Fesch

German word of the day: Fesch

How German has completely fuddled up my English (and how I’ve dealt with it)
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How German has completely fuddled up my English (and how I’ve dealt with it)

Why learning German at an older age isn’t as hard as you think
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Why learning German at an older age isn’t as hard as you think

The German words we use every day – that are actually French

The German words we use every day – that are actually French

Nerdy flowers to alcoholic birds: the 12 most colourful German insults

Nerdy flowers to alcoholic birds: the 12 most colourful German insults

How hearing Bach at Easter gave me a deeper appreciation for learning German

How hearing Bach at Easter gave me a deeper appreciation for learning German

10 German words becoming extinct thanks to English
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10 German words becoming extinct thanks to English

Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s
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Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s

The real meanings behind German words that are used in English
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The real meanings behind German words that are used in English

The 10 false friends Germans and English speakers keep muddling up

The 10 false friends Germans and English speakers keep muddling up

10 German words that strike fear into the hearts of language learners
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10 German words that strike fear into the hearts of language learners

The times when learning German has made me feel like a real geek

The times when learning German has made me feel like a real geek

The German words I want to use, but just don’t dare

The German words I want to use, but just don’t dare

This is the German youth word of the year for 2020

This is the German youth word of the year for 2020

German word of the day: Das Paradebeispiel

German word of the day: Das Paradebeispiel

These things about the German language still make no sense to me
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These things about the German language still make no sense to me

New Twitter rule will finally allow Germans to use more than three words, jokes Foreign Office

New Twitter rule will finally allow Germans to use more than three words, jokes Foreign Office

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the election

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the election

German word of the day: Der Erdapfel

German word of the day: Der Erdapfel

These 10 witty sayings prove Germans think everything revolves around beer

These 10 witty sayings prove Germans think everything revolves around beer

These are the very longest words in the German language

These are the very longest words in the German language

Selfie, Fake News and Tablet added to German language in new dictionary

Selfie, Fake News and Tablet added to German language in new dictionary

How I stopped worrying and learned German in six months

How I stopped worrying and learned German in six months

After century of dispute, the German alphabet just got a new character

After century of dispute, the German alphabet just got a new character

If you know these 10 things, you’re a German grammar master

If you know these 10 things, you’re a German grammar master

The new German slang that has older folks scratching their heads

The new German slang that has older folks scratching their heads

Eight eating habits that show you’re becoming German

Eight eating habits that show you’re becoming German

Why German is dominating the European job market

Why German is dominating the European job market

Five German foods that aren’t what you think they are

Five German foods that aren’t what you think they are

12 words and phrases you need to survive in Hamburg
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12 words and phrases you need to survive in Hamburg

How Germans can’t stop using English’s filthiest words

How Germans can’t stop using English’s filthiest words

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

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

10 German books you have to read before you die

10 German books you have to read before you die

10 really goofy German translations of famous movie titles

10 really goofy German translations of famous movie titles

10 ways learning German completely ruins your English

10 ways learning German completely ruins your English

10 grammar mistakes Germans keep making in their own language

10 grammar mistakes Germans keep making in their own language

German word of the day: Die Sternstunde

German word of the day: Die Sternstunde

10 famous Germans with surnames that have ridiculous literal meanings
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10 famous Germans with surnames that have ridiculous literal meanings

Six easy ways to boost your German skills now

Six easy ways to boost your German skills now

These 9 German words perfectly sum up being in your 20s
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These 9 German words perfectly sum up being in your 20s

German word of the day: Der Kaffeeklatsch

German word of the day: Der Kaffeeklatsch

Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather

Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather

Ten German words you’ll never want to hear again

Ten German words you’ll never want to hear again

Top ten reasons to learn German

Top ten reasons to learn German

German words – the 12 best words in the German language

German words – the 12 best words in the German language

German word of the day: Die Sturmfrisur

German word of the day: Die Sturmfrisur

German word of the day: Der Miesepeter

German word of the day: Der Miesepeter

German word of the day: Die Schokoladenseite

German word of the day: Die Schokoladenseite

German word of the day: Blauäugig

German word of the day: Blauäugig

German word of the day: Die Menschentraube

German word of the day: Die Menschentraube

German word of the day: Der Muskelkater

German word of the day: Der Muskelkater

German word of the day: Der Filmriss

German word of the day: Der Filmriss

German phrase of the day: Da steppt der Bär

German phrase of the day: Da steppt der Bär

Ten more untranslatable German words

Ten more untranslatable German words

Ten German words with double meanings

Ten German words with double meanings

This is how French has influenced the German language

This is how French has influenced the German language

German word of the day: Die Zukunftsmusik

German word of the day: Die Zukunftsmusik

Seven fascinating ways written and spoken German differ
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Seven fascinating ways written and spoken German differ

German word of the day: Der Trotzkopf

German word of the day: Der Trotzkopf

German word of the day: Die Dunkelziffer

German word of the day: Die Dunkelziffer

German phrase of the day: Leben in die Bude bringen

German phrase of the day: Leben in die Bude bringen

German word of the day: Unheimlich

German word of the day: Unheimlich

German word of the day: Die Augenweide

German word of the day: Die Augenweide

German word of the day: Der Pechvogel

German word of the day: Der Pechvogel

German word of the day: Der Hammer

German word of the day: Der Hammer

German word of the day: Gebongt

German word of the day: Gebongt

German word of the day: Die Affenhitze

German word of the day: Die Affenhitze

12 brilliant German words you won’t find in English
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12 brilliant German words you won’t find in English

The German vocab you need to understand the coronavirus

The German vocab you need to understand the coronavirus

German word of the day: Eindämmen

German word of the day: Eindämmen

Famed veggie burger resembling real meat comes to Germany

Famed veggie burger resembling real meat comes to Germany

Germany’s eight wurst sausage sayings

Germany’s eight wurst sausage sayings