Grammar

How to pronounce German words with ‘ei’ and ‘ie’

  Unlike the chap in the video, I have not come across anybody who had problems saying “ich ...

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5 ways to translate the German word ‘man’

Sometimes certain German words have many meanings in English depending on the context in which you use them. ...

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How to work out when when is wann, wenn or als?

Do you know when to use wann, wenn or als if you want to translate when into German. ...

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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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How to use Google Translate to help spell German words

When you start learning German in weekly lessons with a group or with a textbook on your own, at ...

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How to say New Year’s resolutions in German

It’s that time of the year again –  nearly New Year’s Eve – and time to make New ...

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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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How to use a German text to improve your comprehension

As a regular blog reader you know that I often post about different ways to practise your German, ...

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Care for some smarter German?

Regular readers know that I’m always on the lookout for free resources to enable you to speak smarter German ...

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Improve your German with Pinterest

  Pinterest is wonderful for finding resources which can help you learn German. If you already know how ...

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