The German language has been changing greatly during the past years. Many Germans would rather use an English word with a similar meaning instead of a German word. What is the cause?
Learning how to pen German love letters and phrases endears the author to the object of his or her desires. While sample love letters abound online, keep in mind that there are some staple phrases without which a German love letter simply would be incomplete. Do you know what they are?
German alphabet letters are the building blocks for all written communications. Known in German simple as the ‘ABC,’ the English-speaking writer will do well to study their inner workings before sitting down to compose letters or emails. Read on for must-have charts and information.
False friends denote words that look the same in both German and English, but carry radically different meanings. Dissimilar from false cognates, false friends may lead to embarrassment, misunderstandings or sudden mirth. Learn how to eliminate them.
Learn where to use “denken” and its ‘partners’ and where “glauben” or another verb is more appropriate to say, " I think …” in German.
Studying German, you may have noticed the occasional word that looks eerily familiar as if we English speakers had adopted it for our own. In fact, you’re right! There are many, many words that English has borrowed from German across the centuries. This article outlines a few.
Learn the types of movies in German and how to talk about your likes and dislikes.
Do you need to learn some German fast? How about learning it online for free? The BBC’s German Steps course takes you through the basics of German—the vocabulary and phrases you will need most frequently during a visit to Germany—over the course of six units. Videos and games make the learning fun!
You can learn hundreds of German vocabulary words, including the words’ proper spelling and perfect pronunciation, using the free online resource “German Pictorial Vocabulary Guide,” produced and hosted by LanguageGuide.org. This is an excellent resource for beginning students of German!
Languages are often a bit of a slog to learn, so why not learn a little while playing a game? This article outlines some opportunities to learn new German vocabulary and conversational skills by playing a variety of MMOs.