Tag Archive: German

‘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

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

You are walking me animally on the cookie! – Come again?

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Image © doigoi Something to laugh about – we found some of the best German sayings translated into English. Note how many of them are related to food or are just completely unfathomable!… Read More

Fake tan, anyone?

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Germans, Swiss and Austrians don’t tend to go for fake tan as much as their northern European neighbours. Many tan quite naturally by themselves. H&M’s recent bikini ads have therefore provoked a bit… Read More

German and its many ‘Anglizismen’

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© German the Movie Is the German language disappearing? The Goethe Institut, a worldwide cultural association promoting the study of the German language, seems to think it is. In a recent campaign to work against… Read More