Together with the Deutsch Happen and Deutsch Sprechen communities on Facebook we curated the Top 20 words for money in colloquial German. Continue reading The 20 Most Common German Words for Money
To make sure that we are all on the same page, let me say that certainly, most Germans speak decent or even good English and to a lesser degree other foreign languages. However, this doesn’t necessarily has an effect on their willingness to do business in another language.
I think the following quote by former German chancellor Willy Brandt still holds true to a great extend: “If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. If I’m buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen.”
Today’s Sprichwort Den Löffel abgeben dates once again back to the Middle Ages and is still popular today. But be careful to use it! It can be offending. Continue reading Sprichwörtlich Deutsch Episode 11 – Den Löffel abgeben
Today’s German expression Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund has its roots in the Latin language and is still very popular today. Continue reading Sprichwörtlich Deutsch Episode 10 – Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund
Jemandem in die Suppe spucken – not very appetizing yet an expression that is very popular in Germany. Learn more about its roots in the Middle Ages. Continue reading Sprichwörtlich Deutsch Episode 9 – Jemandem in die Suppe spucken
In this episode Kirsten explains the expression Die Kirche im Dorf lassen, another one that dates back to the Middle Ages but is still used today. Continue reading Sprichwörtlich Deutsch Episode 8 – Die Kirche im Dorf lassen
In this episode Kirsten explains the German expression Das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten, its history and how you can use it in a conversation. Continue reading Sprichwörtlich Deutsch Episode 7 – Das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten
The Education and Skills survey 2012 by CBI and Pearson came up with a list ranking German as best language to learn for a job in the UK followed by French. Continue reading Which is the Best Language to learn for a Job in the UK?
Today, I want to share a great and free learning resource for language learners and teachers with all of you who like the Grimm’s fairy tales: Grimm Stories. Well, if we talk German fairy tales you have to know that they’re not very Disney-like, so not pretty and nice and innocent. Old German (fairy) tales are rather bloody or gory and they usually describe the social situation of a certain class of population at that time.