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Ten words that sound prettier in German than in English
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Ten words that sound prettier in German than in English

Ok, ok. We’re aware that the German language doesn’t have much of a reputation for beauty. But the language of Goethe and Schiller can’t be all bad. We’ll even go out on a limb and say there are some words that sound nicer in German than in English. Read on to see if you agree.

Week 9-15th July 2018

Top ten fellowships in Germany for ambitious English speakers
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Top ten fellowships in Germany for ambitious English speakers

Thinking of studying in ‘Schland but don’t know where to start? Dreaming of a Teutonic research trip but not sure of the options? Don’t worry, The Local has done the leg work for you. Check out our list of Germany’s top exchanges, scholarships, fellowships and other career-boosting opportunities.

Week 2-8th July 2018

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

Feierabend is the name for the time after you finish work; when you switch off your computer, hang up your tools, or get rid of your uniform. And Germans really know how to embrace it.

Week 25th June - 1st July 2018

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

From being heard in coffee shops to popular TV programmes, "Denglisch" is being used more and more across the country. But is it threatening to kill off German? A linguist sheds light on the phenomenon.

Week 18-24th June 2018

Quiz: Just how German have you become?
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Quiz: Just how German have you become?

Take this quiz to find out just how German you’ve really become. If you get over 90% you are probably scoffing down pumpernickel at this very moment while memorizing the middle names of the deutsche Mannschaft.

Week 11-17th June 2018

Undressing at a Berlin sauna wasn’t the moment of liberation I’d hoped for
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Undressing at a Berlin sauna wasn’t the moment of liberation I’d hoped for

A visit to a Berlin sauna for a hen party challenges a prudish Brit’s boundaries on baring all in public.

Week 4-10th June 2018

Why are rents in Germany shooting through the roof? We found out
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Why are rents in Germany shooting through the roof? We found out

Anyone who lives in one of Germany’s larger cities will be aware that rents have been rising sharply in recent years. But what is causing this surge and what can be done? We talked to one of the country’s leading specialists on the rental market to get some answers.

Week 28th May - 3rd June 2018

8 unmissable events across Germany in June 2018
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8 unmissable events across Germany in June 2018

From drinking wine along the Rhine to cheering on the start of the World Cup en masse, June brings some fun and yet distinctly deutsch events.

Week 21-27th May 2018

How dropping the small talk helped me make friends with Germans
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How dropping the small talk helped me make friends with Germans

Even scientific studies suggest that Germans hate empty chit chat. As a Brit whose need to talk about the weather is as good as written in her DNA, Floraidh Clement struggled to break the ice at first.

Week 14-20th May 2018

Why learning German in middle age isn’t as hard as you might think
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Why learning German in middle age isn’t as hard as you might think

Scientists tell us that older language learners will struggle against younger peers. But a German language teacher shares how - and why - his older students excel, sometimes ahead of classmates half their age.

Week 7-13th May 2018

Where in Germany do all the Americans live?
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Where in Germany do all the Americans live?

Want to know the German cities where it’s easiest to find a craft-brewed beer, drink iced coffee and speak English? Probably the ones most influenced by their large American populations.

Week 30th April - 6th May 2018

How moving to Germany as a couple put a big strain on our relationship
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How moving to Germany as a couple put a big strain on our relationship

Floraidh Clement moved to Berlin with her boyfriend after they both found jobs in the start-up scene. When he found it easy to settle in, she was left feeling resentful.

Week 23-29th April 2018

Oh fork! The joys (and shocks) of German dining customs as an American
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Oh fork! The joys (and shocks) of German dining customs as an American

From using only a fork to separating salad leaves with a knife, several German culinary practices cut into the heart of journalist Rachel Stern's prior American norms.

Week 16-22nd April 2018

10 ways to optimize your application in the German job market
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10 ways to optimize your application in the German job market

While there are similarities between applying for jobs in Germany and in other countries, there are differences too. Here’s what you need to know about German language applications to help you nab the job you’ve always wanted.

Week 9-15th April 2018

Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return
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Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return

The clocking is ticking down towards the May 31st deadline to submit tax returns. Here's how to make tax day into your own personal pay day.

Week 2-8th April 2018

Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé
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Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé

Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming in a foreign country when you’re unfamiliar with the language and job market. The Local asked recruitment experts for their best tips on how to impress a potential German employer.

Week 26th March - 1st April 2018

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

Many Germans love their English words, so much so that they are substituting and sometimes replacing them for their own.

Week 19-25th March 2018

The odd ways I’ve noticed myself slowly becoming a German
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The odd ways I’ve noticed myself slowly becoming a German

Maybe it is in my blood, or maybe I’ve just been here for too long. But I’ve noticed myself picking up ever more German habits - and I’m not sure I’m happy about it, writes Jörg Luyken.

Week 12-18th March 2018

What you need to know about German driving licences
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What you need to know about German driving licences

Keen on exchanging your driving licence for a German one or learning how to drive in Germany? Reporter Shelley Pascual, who has been through the process, picks through the trickiest parts of the bureaucracy.

Week 5-11th March 2018

Who are Germany's foreign population and where do they live?
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Who are Germany's foreign population and where do they live?

In 2017 the number of people in Germany who aren't German citizens reached a record high. But in which cities and states do they live exactly, and what are the largest foreign communities?

Week 26th February - 4th March 2018

Everything that changes in Germany from March 2018
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Everything that changes in Germany from March 2018

From the price of cigarettes to the availability of your Netflix account, here are all the things that are changing in Germany in March 2018.

 
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