Warum, darum, and other German questions and answers

Whenever my students get asked a question, I usually encourage them to answer in a whole sentence. It helps with formulating sentences, especially when you want to inform somebody without being asked. As an easy example, an answer to the question “Woher kommen Sie?” could be “Ich komme aus England”. If you had that question […]

Improve your German in August 2022

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, where you also find further foreign languages. Use the following sentences as a German reading and translation exercise and […]

10 German words that mean ‘to try’

A newsletter I received this morning had the email heading “Want to try something new?” It reminded me of questions from students about which German verb to use when you want to try something. So this post is about the diffferent German verbs you can use for the English ‘to try’ I started by putting […]

7 books with easy stories for German learners

I sometimes get asked for recommendations for books designed for German learners, which students could take with them on holidays. I always fancied writing my own stories but whether that will ever happen, who knows….. So in the meantime I had a look on Amazon to see what’s available. The following links are affiliate links, […]

8 tips to help you learn German

During the week I often listen to a business podcast by Darren Hardy, his DarrenDaily. Although I don’t always agree with him, he usually has some interesting things to say. A while ago he mentioned 8 tips to help you learn. And those 8 tips are brilliant for learners of whatever they are learning, including […]

Improve your German in July 2022

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, where you also find further foreign languages. Use the following sentences as a German reading and translation exercise and […]

German for crochet lovers

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. How do you practise your German when you’re no longer a beginner? One way is to incorporate the new language into daily tasks. And even better, combine your love of […]

Improve your German in June 2022

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, where you also find further foreign languages. Use the following sentences as a German reading and translation exercise and […]

Improve your German in May 2022

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, where you also find further foreign languages. Use the following sentences as a German reading and translation exercise and […]

German for knitting lovers

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. How do you practise your German when you’re no longer a beginner? One way is to incorporate the new language into daily tasks. And even better, combine your love of […]