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Wohnen, leben oder bleiben? I just want to stay!

When you look up the verb ‘to stay’ in a dictionary, you get lots of translations, including wohnen, ...

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An A to Z of German towns

From March 2020 to March 2021 Steven and I had (almost) fortnightly episodes of ‘Ask Angelika’ with an ...

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Erschrecken, aufschrecken, abschrecken – should these verbs scare me?

If you check your dictionary for the German noun Schrecken, you’ll see that ‘der Schrecken’ means dread, horror, ...

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Childhood memories: das Sandmännchen

When I was 4 years old my parents bought their first TV set, black and white with 2 ...

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What is the difference between completing a puzzle and learning German?

There are actually a lot of similarities between completing a puzzle and learning German. As a toddler you ...

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How to take a virtual trip around Berlin

Today’s blog post is very short as you won’t want to stay here long (I allow it for ...

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Learn German vocabulary by topic: eine Dachreparatur – a roof repair

Let’s learn some German vocabulary based on a topic. And this month’s topic is a roof repair.You’ll get ...

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When is cheating not cheating?

Every so often I give my students information sheets that they can use to help with their German ...

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Practise your listening with DEUTSCH-TO-GO.DE

If you are looking for resources to improve your German reading or writing, you’ll find lots of websites, ...

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Learn German vocabulary by topic: Betten machen – making the bed

Let’s learn some German vocabulary based on a topic. And this month’s topic is making the bed.You’ll get ...

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