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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:32:27 +0000

 



The Brothers Grimm Brought German Folklore to...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The Grimm Brothers introduced the world to German culture and folklore with tales like Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and other classics.



O Tannenbaum Lyrics in English and German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn to sing the German words to a traditional holiday song, O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) and discover this song's history.



How to Write a Letter in German - Format and...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

All the elements of a great letter in German, addressing, greetings, conclusions, email, texting abbreviations, and more.



How to Say Merry Christmas in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn to say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and many other traditional holiday greetings in German.



The Four German Noun Cases

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

An overview of the 4 German noun cases, Nominative, Genitive, Dative, and Accusative, and declensions of the definite and indefinite articles and pronouns.



How To Say "Happy Birthday" in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A variety of ways to say happy birthday in German, whether you are speaking to a friend or writing a more formal card.



How to Say Thank You and You're Welcome in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Show your gratitude in German by learning how to say thank you and you're welcome, in both an informal and formal way.



German Christmas Carol

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The history, lyrics, and different interpretations of the Christmas carol Silent Night. Includes both English and German words to the song.



How to Make an Appointment

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

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How to Conjugate the German Verb Sein

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Even if you never



Contemporary and Traditional German Names

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A thorough list of German girls names, both traditional and contemporary, as well as their meanings and derivations. Page 2.



How to Use German Dative Prepositions Correctly

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Certain German prepositions always take the dative case. Here's how to use words like aus, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, and zu correctly



Five Peculiarities of the German Language

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Discover five peculiarities that are particular to the German language -- including some odd similarities between German verbs and sausages.



Learn to Count From 0 to 1,000 in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Count on this article to give you all the information you need on German numbers from 0 to 1,000, dates, ordinals, cardinals, math terms, more.



Essential German Verbs: Haben (to Have) and...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Haben (to have) and Sein (to be) are two of the most important verbs to learn in German for beginners.



Can You Sing '99 Red Balloons' in German?

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

'99 Luftballons' was a smash hit for the German pop singer Nena in the 1980s. Learn the German lyrics and discover how they translate into English.



Learning the Alphabet in German: As Easy as ABC

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The German alphabet is not that difficult to learn! Use the tips listed here and the audio pronunciation guide and you'll soon be on your way to learning the ABCs in German.



Learn to Conjugate "Haben" (to Have) in All...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Haben (to have) is one of German's most important verbs. Learning to conjugate helping verbs like this one can expand your fluency exponentially.



German SMS Abbreviations Explained and Translated

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A list of abbreviations used in German SMS texting.



How to Tell if a German Word is Masculine,...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Many languages have masculine and feminine words, but German has neuter, too. These rules can help you remember when to use der, die, das and ein, eine.



Essential German Greetings - How To Greet In...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Essential German greetings and greeting behaviors. Formal and informal versions with audio so that your German pronunciation is correct.



Is die Weihnachtsgurke (Christmas Pickle) a...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A popular Christmas tradition, hanging a glass pickle ornament on the tree, claims German origins, but the truth has proved elusive.



Common Prepositional Pitfalls in German (and...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

This lesson shows the potential hazards in using German prepositions and tells you how to avoid many 'prepositional pitfalls' you may encounter.



Why Do German Words Come at the End of the...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Word order (die Wortstellung) in German is more variable than in English, with verbs moving to the end of the sentence following a subordinate clause.



50 Common German Verbs All Beginners Should Know

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn the 50 most common German verbs along with their English translations and basic sample sentences for beginners.



German Prepositions That Take the Accusative Case

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learning the few German prepositions that are always following by a noun or pronoun in the accusative case is fairly straightforward.



German Last Names - Top German Last Names With...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Get an insight into the fascinatingly simple logic of German last names. The 100 most popular German surnames with their English meaning.



The Common German Verbs Always Take the Dative...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Some German verbs are always followed by the dative case. While there are a couple of tricks, the best approach is to memorize the chart on this page.



Accusative and Dative Case Endings for German...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn the German adjective endings for the dative and accusative cases. Page 2.



Can You Guess What the Most Popular German...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The most popular German verbs with their conjugations and sample sentences.



Three Most Popular Classic German Lullabies

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Translation of three very well known German lullabies.



The Many Meanings of "Bitte" in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The Many Meanings of Bitte in German.



How To Say Sorry In German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn the appropriate way to apologize in German, or to excuse yourself, regardless of the situation.



Best Wishes - Expressing Congratulations in...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Need to congratulate a German? Here is how to express congratulations and other wishes in German to integrate quickly into the German society.



Beyond 'Nein': The Many Ways to Say 'No' in...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

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Terrific Online Options to Supplement Your...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Online resources for beginning German learners. Introductory vocabulary and concepts, plus apps to help you stay motivated and on track.



Five Peculiarities of The German Alphabet

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

There are more than 26 letters in the German alphabet. Here is a breakdown of five peculiar letters and how they are used.​



Creative New Year Wishes and Expressions in...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Creative and poetic ways to wish a happy New Year in German.



How to Use Dual Prepositions in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A lesson on German doubtful/dual/two-way/ prepositions that can take on both the dative (location) and accusative (direction or destination) cases.



How to Conjugate German Modal Verbs Duerfen,...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

How to conjugate three German modal verbs. See the different tenses of duerfen, koennen, and moegen, plus sample sentences and idiomatic expressions.



How to Use the Passive Voice in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The passive voice



Learn About Months, Dates, Seasons, and Days in...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn German expressions related to calendar dates, days of the week, prepositional phrases, months



David Bowie in Berlin

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The late David Bowie coined pop music for a couple of decades. He was, without a doubt, one of the most influential artists of the last 40 years, releasing countless hits and creating a huge global fan base. Three of his most important works, “Low,” “Heroes” and “Lodger,” were actually created during a time Bowie lived in Germany. Well, between Germany would be more accurate.



The Correct Way to Use The German Past Tenses

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The two basic German past tense forms and their uses



Find Out What That German Last Name Means

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn the history and meaning of German last names, from Achen to Zweig.



How to Type German Characters on a Keyboard

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

This is part one of a keyboard-code chart for typing special German characters and symbols on a PC or Mac computer. Learn how to type German.



Your Keyboard Can Speak German With These...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Computer keyboard help for German - tips and how to's.



Learn Dog Commands in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Not-So-Stupid



Learn to Conjugate All Tenses of the German...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The verb  werden



Learn the Colors in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

German colors (Farben) in German and English - with sound. Learn how to properly pronounce and spell all of the colors in German with this​ lesson.



You Won't Want to Use These Offensive German...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

You are probably better off not knowing any of these off-color, dirty, and sometimes offensive German works. But click through if you must.



How to Conjugate Gehen (to Go) in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Gehen (to go) is one of the most-used verbs in Germany. Learn how to conjugate it in all tenses with these charts.



Short Christmas Poems in German + English...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A few short Christmas poems in German.



The Meaning and Common Uses of the German...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A detailed look at the German preposition 'bei' and its English language equivalents.



The Best German Idioms

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z




How to Use German Separable-Prefix Verbs

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

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Learn to Tell Time in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > Learn or review the German numbers from



Easy German Phrases for Beginners: Talking...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Simple German lesson for beginners, with audio, that covers family and relationship words.



How to Say I Love You and Other Romantic...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

How can you speak of love in German? Find the right words to describe your feelings, and see pet names that German couples might use for each other.



The Position of "Nicht" in German Sentences

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The Position of Nicht. German Language.



What Is the Difference Between Sein and Haben...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

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Do You Know How to Sing "Jingle Bells" in German?

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >There are several



A German-English Glossary of Popular German...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Use this German-English glossary to familiarize yourself with common German abbreviations. Review them and compare them to their English counterparts.



How to Write Personal Letters in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn how to write and address personal letters in German-speaking countries. Explore the vocabulary and a sample letter in German and English.



What Do You Call Family Members in German?

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Die Familie: An annotated English-German glossary with vocabulary related to the family and relatives. See the terms to use for different relations.



Learn How to Conjugate Common German Verbs

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

In this lesson, you will learn conjugation - alphabetical list - conjugating German verbs.



Prepositions that Take the Genitive Case in...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

There are a few prepositions in German that properly take the genitive case: statt, trotz, wegen, während, außerhalb, innerhalb among them.



All About the German Personal Pronouns

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The German personal



All About Inseparable German Verb Prefixes

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn about German verbs with inseparable prefixes. For example, these verbs do not add the normal past participle prefix ge- in the perfect tenses.



Learn How To Say The Word "To" in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A grammar and vocabulary guide to the German prepositions 'zu' and 'nach'.



A wie Anton - German Phonetic Spelling Code

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

In German, A is Anton, not Alpha. See how the German phonetic spelling code is different from the English/international code, with a full chart.



Find Out How German Verbs Are Conjugated

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Regular German verbs follow a predictable pattern in the present tense. Learn how to conjugate regular German verbs in the present tense.



German Prepositions

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A brief overview and explanation of German prepositions and which prepositional case they fall in.



The Real Meaning of that German Last Name

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn the genealogical history, tradition, and meaning of popular German last names (Nachnamen).



German for Beginners: Pronunciation and Alphabet

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

For beginning students of German, it's important to understand pronunciation rules and how each letter of the alphabet sounds in spoken German.



How to Address a German Properly

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

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Do You Know the Real Names of Santa's Reindeer?

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

If you think you know the names of Santa's reindeer (Rudolph! Donner! Blitzen!) you might be surprised to learn how these names have changed over the years.



Herbst

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

More poetry rhapsody from Germany.



Classroom Phrasebook 1 for Teachers and...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Student and teacher talk - an annotated glossary of school-related words and classroom expressions in German and English. Part of the School and Education Glossary.



How to Say 'I Love You' in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

German Phrases of Love: How to say 'I love you' and make compliments to your loved one in German.



How To Pronounce "Frohe Weihnachten" in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

How to pronounce Christmas and New Year greetings in German.



Learn German Past Tense Verb Conjugations

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A German thesaurus offering alternate vocabulary and synonyms for common German words and expressions.



Learn German With These Tips For German For...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Learn the basics of conjugating regular German verbs in the present tense.



Master the German language exams - Level B1 CEFR

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Master the German B1 CEFR language exam. This is the first really important exam that you should aim for as it opens many doors.



Top German Words in Speaking and Writing

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

What are the most frequent words in spoken German and in German reading materials? See the lists and how they differ for conversation and print.



German for Beginners: Learning Tips

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

How to be a better German-learner. Learning tips and hints for our online German course for beginners and intermediate learners who wish to review.



German Lesson: German Verbs With Prepositions 1

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The ins and outs of German capitalization. Part 2: A closer look at the rules.



How to Use the Future Tense in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

In German, the future tense (das Futur) occurs less frequently than in English, but all beginners should master these future tense conjugations.



Fasching - Celebration in Germany, Switzerland,...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Fasching in Germany.



Bauhaus, Black Mountain and the Invention of...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

One of the most influential art and design movements to ever come out of Germany is Bauhaus, whose legacy was established at the Bauhaus Art School.



Compare: gut, besser, am besten in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

German adjectve comparison is similar to English, but there are a few tricks you should know. Part One.



What German Name Can You Give Your Dog or Cat?

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

What German name can you give your cat or dog? See popular names that German-speakers choose for their pets, along with their meaning in English.



DER SPIEGEL German News Magazine in English

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

The German news magazine DER SPIEGEL publishes some of its content in English. International readers can subscribe to a free newsletter or RSS feed.



You Already Know Some German Words!

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A glossary of German loan words used in English.: everyday english vocabulary national spelling bee alzheimer krankheit felix hoffmann german neurologist



Birthday Customs and Traditions in Germany

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A breakdown of German traditions and customs associated with birthday celebrations.



Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs.



The Subjunctive in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

An introduction to the subjunctive (der Konjunktiv) mood in German - when and how to use it. The German Subjunctive I and Subjunctive II.



German Toasts and Good wishes

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A look at German toasts and good wishes for many occasions, complete with English translations.



Am Telefon: Using a Phone in German

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

A helpful guide to using the telephone in German-speaking Europe, with telecommunications terms and vocabulary for using the phone in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland. Includes cell/mobile phone information.



How Do You Say 'Porsche'? Is it "Porsh" or...

2016-12-04T11:32:27Z

Some commonly used and often mispronounced German words and how to really say them (without sounding hopelessly pretentious).