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How do you practise your German when you’re no longer a beginner?
One way is to incorporate the new language into regular tasks. And even better, combine your love of German learning with your hobby!
I have already written posts for those who like trains, cycling, sewing, playing the guitar, chess or tennis, or want to keep fit. You’ll find them all in the category German for …
So, following on from last month’s post which was for those who love cats, today’s post is for those who have a dog or just love dogs.
Combining your love of dogs with learning German means that not only will you learn vocabulary that’s important to you (rather than learning the stuff from textbooks), you will improve your German reading skills (when you read newsletters, articles in magazines or on websites), your listening skills (when you watch a YouTube video) and your writing skills (when you make notes about a dog or your dog in German).
And you will do all that with websites or videos about dogs! Win – win!
To start you off I have done some research and found some interesting websites for you to check out.
Hunde Info Portal has a lot of information for dog owners
If you’d rather watch videos instead of reading lots of text (in German), here are a few I found:
This one tells you what to do when your dog jumps on you
This one tells you which breed is best for you
Or which lead to get for your dog
You could also check out a blog post I wrote 11 years ago with some German dog commands. Here is one of them.
So, get yourself a notebook and start writing new cat vocabulary and/ or sentences, or write about your own dog in German. Any notebook will do, but if you wish you could buy the one I prepared:
Dog Journal for German Learners: An 8.5 by 11 inches journal for those who love dogs as well as learning German
Or, if you prefer something digital instead of pen and paper, you can buy my Trello board