Tag Archive: German

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

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

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

Watch the Stars

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  Get your ‘Fernrohr’ (telescope) out and keep your eyes open tonight! If it’s a clear night, you will be able to watch ‘Sternschnuppen’ (shooting stars) falling from the sky all over Germany!… Read More

Visit Café Liebling in Munich – Café, Kiosk, Wohnzimmer

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On Saturday morning, we visited a beautiful little coffee shop called ‘Café Liebling’ in the eastern part of Munich. ‘Liebling’ is German for ‘darling’ and ‘Lieblings-‘ means favourite, e.g. ‘Lieblingsfarbe’ = ‘favourite colour’.… Read More

#BandnamenaufDeutsch – funny German band names gone viral

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Ever wondered how bands like the Smashing Pumpkins came up with their name? Hearing a name like that again and again makes it less spectacular, but translating it into another language sheds a… Read More

Ze German Sense of Humour

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                    Translation: ‘Oh god, I’m so embarrassed. I wanted to fart really quietly and that must have slipped out’. Get it, get it?? Germans.… 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