Famous Germans – Richard von Weizsäcker

“Richard Karl Freiherr von Weizsäcker (15 April 1920 – 31 January 2015) was a German politician (CDU), who served as President of Germany from 1984 to 1994. Born into the aristocratic Weizsäcker family, who were part of the German nobility, he took his first public offices in the Protestant Church in Germany.” (Source Wikipedia) As … Read more

How to use ‘ich will’ and ‘ich werde’ when talking about the future in German

Whenever students want to talk about the future, they often get wollen and werden mixed up. It’s understandable, because ‘ich will’ sounds like ‘I will’. But it’s a false friend, because ‘ich will’ means ‘I want’. When asked, for example, “Was wirst du morgen machen?” (What will you do tomorrow?) students told me “Ich will … Read more

Practical German for Easter

This page contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. Welcome to my next blog post based on our ‘Ask Angelika’ shows with practical or useful sentences you might hear or use yourself in certain scenarios. Today we’re talking about … Read more

Famous Germans – Rudolf Diesel

“Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (18 March 1858 – 29 September 1913) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer who is famous for having invented the Diesel engine, which burns Diesel fuel; both are named after him.” (Source Wikipedia) As it would have been his birthday today, I searched the internet for some easy and not … Read more

Practical German for the London Marathon

This page contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. Welcome to my next blog post based on our ‘Ask Angelika’ shows with practical or useful sentences you might hear or use yourself in certain scenarios. Today we’re talking about … Read more

Improve your German in March 2024

Welcome to another month of the German Action for Happiness Calendars. As before, you can if you wish also print out a PDF version. And if you want or need to, you can see it here in English. Use the following sentences as a German reading and translation exercise and then act on them. This month’s theme: Mindful March … Read more

Practical German for Fasting

This page contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. Welcome to my next blog post based on our ‘Ask Angelika’ shows with practical or useful sentences you might hear or use yourself in certain scenarios. Today we’re talking about … Read more

Practical German for Carnival

This page contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. Welcome to my next blog post based on our ‘Ask Angelika’ shows with practical or useful sentences or phrases you might hear or use yourself in certain scenarios. Today we’re … Read more

How to use the German word WILLKOMMEN

A while ago I was asked when (or how) to use willkommen with bei, in, zu, auf or an. I answered and then did a little research to see if there was more. The result is this blog post. Willkommen & dative prepositions: Willkommen as an adjective. If it’s used an an adjective and comes … Read more

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