Lea Hauke

Lea is a writer and translator for English and German and lives in Austria. Her love for literature is only met by her enthusiasm for music. During her studies in Berlin, she started writing for different music magazines and was the singer and drummer of a punk band. When she completed her Masters in English Literature, she moved to Tyrol, where she started her own business. Since then she has made it her mission to help others to find the right words for their ideas and projects. You can find more information about her on her website and on LinkedIn.

Latest posts by Lea Hauke

Young happy girl just received a compliment in German

Apr 18, 2024

Say it right: How to compliment someone in German

A well-timed compliment can put a smile on someone’s face, but context matters — especially when you’re attempting to give...

Palm trees and snow peaks of the Alps mountains in Ascona town on lake Lago Maggiore, the Italian part of Switzerland

Apr 11, 2024

La Dolce Vita in the Alps: The Italian part of Switzerland

The Italian part of Switzerland is what many describe as the best of both worlds. Here’s where the Mediterranean climate...

Couple singing German love songs in the car

Mar 15, 2024

5 German love songs that will make your heart melt 

German culture isn’t famous for big emotions and public displays of affection. And yet, the lyrics to popular German love...

Two young woman sitting on a couch and chatting about the differences between Swiss German and Standard German

Mar 06, 2024

4 differences between Swiss German and Standard German

Would you be able to understand Swiss German as a German speaker? In most cases, the answer is no. But...

Two chatting with a coffee while on a date in Switzerland

Mar 06, 2024

A guide to dating in Switzerland

Dating is never easy, but it can be especially fraught if you’re looking for love in a foreign country. Such...

A couple saying goodbye in Swiss German at a train station

Mar 06, 2024

7 ways to say goodbye in Swiss German

When you’re starting to learn Swiss German, one of the first things you probably want to know is how to...

A works council having a meeting in Germany

Feb 06, 2024

The role of the works council in Germany: A quick guide

If you’ve recently started working in Germany, you might have heard the word Betriebsrat at your new workplace. Betriebsrat means...

Foreigners getting divorce in Germany

Jan 31, 2024

Divorce in Germany: A guide for foreigners

Life doesn’t always go as planned. Most people who get married assume that it will last forever, but a lot...

Young man learning verbs with accusative in German

Jan 29, 2024

The 20 most common verbs with accusative in German

Many languages, including English, don’t feature a distinction between the accusative and dative case. But German is an exception, and...

A young woman learning a list of German dative verbs

Jan 18, 2024

A list of the 15 most common German dative verbs you need to know

Distinguishing between dative verbs and accusative verbs is one of the more advanced challenges facing German language learners. Why? Because...

Young woman learning how to use the nominative case in German

Dec 07, 2023

How to use the nominative case in German

While not every language uses multiple grammatical cases, German has an astonishing four of them. These cases exist not to...

Young man learning German adverbs

Dec 05, 2023

The most common types of German adverbs

How did it happen? When did it happen, and where? These questions may sound like they’re part of an emergency...