Monthly Archive: June, 2012

Siebenschläfer – seven weeks of stormy summer ahead

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Image © earthshots.org Who says conversations about the weather are not worth having? If you’re a fan of weather lores, you might be interested to know that today is the first day of ‘Siebenschläfer’… Read More

Fußballpsychologie – What victories do to Germany’s mood

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Image © doigoi Beeping cars, loud horns, cheers and a ray of ‘Schwarz-Rot-Gold’ strewn across every city. The European Championship will be over in exactly one week and Germans are placing their bets on… Read More

‘Schon GEZahlt?’ To deal or not to deal with German TV licenses

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Image © Reckmann Caution: post may include a few ridiculously long German words! If you live in Germany and have registered at the ‚Kreisverwaltungreferat’ (Department of district administration – why make 4 words if… Read More

Münchner Chic

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Going out Munich style – according to the ‘Münchner Chic’ dress code A few words you might need: – schick = posh/smart – schicki-micki = super smart – Absätze = high heels – sich in Schale werfen (literally to throw yourself into… Read More

‘Tierisch gut?’ – How to use animals in German expressions

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Image © doigoi A few weeks ago, we shared some German expressions to do with colours. This week, we want you to discover how to integrate animals into your language usage and how frequently… Read More

‘Stimmt so!’ – How to tip in German gastronomy

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Image © doigoi Paying the bill in a German café, bar or restaurant can be quite a challenge if one is new to the country. In most cultures, it would go down like… Read More

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Discover Salzburg – home of Mozart, the Sound of Music, horse-drawn carriages, amazing castles and Apfelstrudel!  For more images, see doigoi’s photo album on Facebook. Images © doigoi

Know your German colours

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Time to brighten up this rainy week with some spring-like photos of Germany and Austria and a few German expressions related to colours. Let’s see how many you’re familiar with! –          Gelb vor… Read More

No country for dust & dirt – Germans like it clean

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Image © http://relativity.manyhadrons.com If you’ve lived in a German flat share, you might have used an orderly cleaning rota (‘Putzplan’) to know who’s doing what or who’s not done their part in the… Read More

Bike tracks for Berlin

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Image © picture-alliance / dpa/dpa Berlin’s annual ‘Fahrradsternfahrt’ is just around the corner. Tomorrow morning, tens of thousands of cyclist will be travelling along the AVUS, a former racing track and now a… Read More