Monthly Archives: January 2011

Birthday greetings in German

Gammelfleisch means old or stale meat that’s not at all fresh anymore. Less than a compliment, this phrase is used on friends or those who turn 30 and older. Germans organise ‘Gammelfleischparty’ for this special group and usually for those who’re still … Continue reading

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a phrase a day, holds the brainwaves in sway

It’s one of those days that you’re totally lazy and the thoughts are hibernating in their winter-sleep. Today for me is one of those days but I thought, the best way to motivate myself is to learn maybe just one german … Continue reading

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Online resources for learning German

I started the german education early today and started reading the news on diewelt.de while at the same timing skyping with my father-in-law who’s still not out of the winter wonderland in Germany. I was looking for resources to help … Continue reading

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Learning german dialekt begins with Kölsches Grundgesetz

Cologne skyline This post is dedicated to my husband, our friends and family living in or not so far away from Cologne. Besides the Carneval, the annual merry-making drink till you drop carnival party, that takes the nation and Cologne … Continue reading

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funnier than Big Bang Theory…start learning german

Germans are some of the most humourous folks on earth. Forget all the misperception you have about serious-looking, prudish germans (ok, some of them can really spoil your day sometimes), the modern ones or the current generations bring more laughs to … Continue reading

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Germans love their sweets too!

Germany is not alone famous for its pork-knuckel or Schweinshaxe but its cakes like the black forest cake or Schwarzwildekirschtorte is just as popularized today. I have been fascinated with german cakes, cookies and pastries since my first black forest cake because … Continue reading

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German is sometimes like english

Leo is like the best friend of any english-speaking soul who’s learning german. It’s so handy that I use it every other day to unravel the meaning of the new german words I come across while reading the news, my … Continue reading

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