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Apr 17, 2015

Top 20 German Jokes: Best Jokes EVER with ENGLISH translations

A list of the funniest German jokes translated into English. The German sense of humor is finally uncovered!

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Apr 14, 2015

Rocket German: Become fluent in German QUICKLY

Become fluent in German and learn with Rocket German. The Ultimate Online System for learning German quickly

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Apr 12, 2015

NEW - Long German Word

Thanks to another visitor of mine for submitting this ultra über long German word.

(das) Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl

26 letters. "This long German word can mean a few different things, such as 'team spirit', 'communal spirit', 'common identity' and 'togetherness.' (Sent in by Anonymous)

For more ultra long German words or to add your own, please click on the link below!

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Apr 12, 2015

Typing German Umlauts and 'ß' on a Windows PC

Do you know how to type German Umlauts and 'ß' on a Windows PC? If not, take a look at my German alphabet lesson where I discuss the best way to do this, plus much more.

Please click on the link below to go directly to my free German language lesson.

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Apr 12, 2015

German Clothing: Traditions & Customs

My guide to traditional German clothing and why women, in particular, need to make sure they know all about the customs behind the clothes!!.

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Apr 05, 2015

Easter in Germany 2015

This year the German Easter Bunny has been very busy in sunny Bavaria in Southern Germany - just look what he has left for the children.

In Germany the Easter bunny leaves lots of Easter baskets filled to the brim with chocolate delights!

In Bavaria a traditional German Easter breakfast may consist of Easter bread, painted eggs, ham and a chocolate cake in the form of a lamb!

Our day began with scrumptious Easter bread and beautifuly painted eggs.

To see some photos of an Easter morning in Germany and to learn how to say Happy Easter in German and much more, please click on the link below

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Apr 03, 2015

Help me help you!

Hi there guys,

I know there are lots of you out there using my website, but I don't know what you think of it...

What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of?

What else could I put on website to make learning German even easier for you?

Please click on the link below to go to my 'Contact Me' page where you can send me a message.

I would love to hear from you!



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Mar 26, 2015

NEW Long German Word - Ausländerfeindlichkeit

Thanks to a visitor to my website for recently submitting this long German word for inclusion in my long German words section:

(die) Ausländerfeindlichkeit.

Literally translated this means hostility towards foreigners. In English: Xenophobia. 22 letters.

For more long German words and Guinness World Record breakers click on the link below - maybe you even have your own to add?!

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Mar 25, 2015

DREAD speaking German to your German colleagues?

Afraid they are not going to have a clue what you're talking about? Or maybe you just want to pick up a few sentences for use in emails?

Whatever the case my Ultimate German Business Phrase section is for you!

It's loaded with ready-made phrases to help you write emails, letters, answer the telephone, take part in meetings and hold presentations confidently in German.

Click on the link below and never dread 'that' meeting or 'that' phone call again :)

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Mar 23, 2015

"I hate German grammar..I give up!"

You have said that quite recently, haven't you?! I know I certainly did once upon a time.

But should German grammar really be dreaded? Is it really that difficult? The answer is most definitely no.

Don't be put off by all those German text books, German courses and (sorry!) German teachers. They just overcomplicate matters.

Use my lessons and you will master the most dreaded aspect of the German language...I guarantee.

Click below for the easiest guide to German grammar on the internet :)

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Mar 17, 2015

Spring is in the air!

With Spring just around the corner and with some of you possibly planning a trip to the Alps this summer, maybe it's time to learn the names of some beautiful flowers in German such as:

Edelweiss - das Edelweiβ

Color: White-yellow. Blossoms from July to September and belongs to the sunflower family. Literally translated it means 'Noble White'.

Alpine Rose - die Alpenrose

Color: Pink. Found at a height of approx. 1200-2300 metres. It blossoms from June to September. In the Alps, some superstitious folk believe the flowers attract thunder and lightning and thus the flower is also known as the 'Donnerblume' or in English the 'Thunder Flower'. So keep away from these if you feel a storm coming on!

For more German flowers and also information on which flowers to send on which occasion in Germany, please click on the link below:

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Mar 09, 2015

Happy Easter in German

With Easter on its way, it's time to learn how to say Happy Easter in German:

Happy Easter - Frohe Ostern

Happy Easter holidays - Frohe Osterfeiertage

We wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Easter -

Wir wünschen Ihnen und Ihrer Familie ein frohes und friedliches Osterfest

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Apr 01, 2013

German to English Translator

Discover one of the best German to English translators in Europe as well as some secrets from the world of professional translation.

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Mar 31, 2013

German Surname Genealogy

Learn all about your German ancestors with this German surname genealogy information page.

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Mar 22, 2013

How to Learn German

Improve your German skills today with my top tips on how to learn German.

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Mar 22, 2013

Ultimate Guide to German Phrases - For Beginners

Easy-to-follow online guide to German phrases. Essential for anyone learning to speak German. Includes audio clips.

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Mar 22, 2013

Top German Jobs and Career Advice

The ultimate guide to German jobs. An online resource helping you find your perfect career in German...there's no excuse anymore :)

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Mar 22, 2013

Common German Words - The Ultimate Guide to Basic German

Learn basic German words and phrases for FREE with this easy-to-follow online guide with audio. Learn how to say hello, please, thank you and many more basic German phrases.

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Mar 16, 2013

German Surnames Beginning with Z

Learn more about your German ancestry with this list of German surnames beginning with Z; ideal for researching your family history and discovering the roots of your German last name.

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Mar 04, 2012

Translate German - Top Tips

Learn how to translate German properly with my free online lesson. I will share with you my top tips for translating German as well as warn you about the big ‘no-nos’.

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Feb 21, 2012

German Language History

Improve your knowledge of German language history with these quick facts. You will learn how and where the German language originated, how it developed and where German is currently spoken.

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Feb 09, 2012

German Surnames

An alphabetical listing of German surnames; ideal for researching your family history and discovering the roots of your German last name

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Dec 26, 2011

German Grammar For Beginners: FREE & EASY Online Lessons

I truly believe this is the easiest-to-understand guide to German grammar available! Never dread learning German grammar again with these easy lessons.

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Dec 26, 2011

Ultra Long German Words: Longest German Words EVER!

Find out which long German words are Guinness World Record breakers and which are just plain funny!. Can you believe the longest German word contains 80 letters? Find out which one here.

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Dec 26, 2011

German Numbers

A list of German numbers with audio. Learn how to count in German from 0 to 10 and up to 100 and beyond with this free, easy-to-follow online lesson.

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Dec 26, 2011

German Alphabet - Quick & Easy Guide for Beginners with AUDIO

An easy guide to the German alphabet with audio and examples throughout.

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Top Tips & Advice

Improve your German language skills today with my top tips for learning German. 

Longest German word?

Can you believe the longest German word contains no less than 80 letters?! 

Click here to find out which long German words are Guinness World Record breakers and which one involves this very famous European river! 

What's new!

Business German phrases for use in emails and letters as well as for presentations, meetings and phone calls. 

Learn German Numbers in this easy-to-follow online lesson. Lots of examples and tips on counting in German.