German Translations

Es tut mir leid, I didn’t mean to be rude!

I wrote this blog post in 2011 for another website, which sadly doesn’t exist anymore. The post is ...

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Setzen, stellen oder legen – oh, I’ll just put it there!

A few years ago a student was talking in German about items on a table. He said:”Ich putze das Buch auf ...

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Hatschi! 10 German phrases to explain your cold

When you  learn German, after a while you know what to say when you are ill. As that topic still ...

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How many American actors speak German?

Actually, I have no idea how many American actors speak German! I also don’t know how many English ...

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Practise your German with an online picture dictionary

  Do you like dictionaries? Most people don’t. They are boring to read, but, of course, useful, when ...

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Im Bärenkrankenhaus – at the bear hospital

  Last weekend I went to the official opening of Moonraker Bears, a local bear shop and hospital. ...

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Dasselbe? Das Gleiche? It’s all the same to me!

Dasselbe? Das Gleiche? It’s all the same to me! Or is it? Sometimes you want to say that ...

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I’m a little teapot – no, I’m looking for German words!

The other day somebody posted a picture with a German word and several meanings. Seeing the picture, my ...

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Honour thy German Teacher!

  Today is World Teacher Day! It’s been celebrated every 5th October since 1994. “According to UNESCO, World ...

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What is the difference between reden, sprechen & sagen?

A few weeks ago a student asked me what the difference is between the verbs reden, sprechen and ...

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