Being a softy – German-style

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We all know Germans can be pretty direct at times. And so can their language. That’s why we’ve created a list of funny German words which are used to describe somone who’s a… Read More

The Pope goes Twitter

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It’s perfectly natural to use Twitter as a celebrity by now. Many stars tweet dozens of messages a day which are eagerly favourited and retweeted by their millions of followers over and over… Read More

Leichtes Deutsch – a new language

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Let’s face it – German isn’t the easiest of languages. In fact, many citizens of the country who were born and raised here have difficulties in understanding complex articles and words. That’s why… Read More

“Honigkuchenpferd”, now you say it!

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Honigkuchenpferd You probably haven’t come across this rather funny German word, but a very special Kudos if you have: Honigkuchenpferd (n.) Yes, they love to spell it all together – 16 letters. So let’s… Read More

O’zapft is!

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Let the fun begin! Oktoberfest 2012 has started and despite the dreadful weather (“Unwetter”) we’re having today, thousands of guests were already queueing outside the tents at 7am just to get a table.… Read More

Discover Vienna

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doigoi goes to Vienna. We were lucky with the weather too. Enjoy the photos!

The prettiest cars around

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Germans are very proud of their cars. 12 of the top 30 luxury sport cars in the world come from German manufacturers. Cars represent something of a status symbol in German society. So… Read More

The longer you look at them…

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… the funnier they seem. Semantically, they have little in common. Here is a hopefully exhaustive list of German words ending in -opf. Try pronouncing them all and see how weird they suddenly sound.… Read More

Why you should never queue in Germany

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Image via Photobucket.  Despite being kings of punctuality, ze Germans still have a little to learn about queueing… You know how Brits are world champions when it comes to standing in line? They… Read More

Hitzewelle over Germany

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It’s taken a while but it looks like summer is finally at its ‘Hoch’ (high or peak) in between the many storms and rainy days which ‘Siebenschläfer’ predicted back in June. The news… Read More