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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...


Apr 18, 2024

Erntedank: Everything you need to know about German Thanksgiving

When you think of Thanksgiving, images of turkey feasts, pumpkin pies and big family gatherings probably come to mind. But...

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...

Friends playing German board games

Feb 15, 2024

The 6 best German board games

Whether you’re already a big fan of board games or simply looking for a new way to practice your language...

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...

People doing the TÜV certification for their vehicle - what is TÜV

Jan 29, 2024

What is TÜV certification in Germany?

When navigating the complexities of German industry and safety standards, one name often stands out: TÜV. But what exactly is...

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...

Young man learning how to use legen and liegen

Jan 23, 2024

Understanding ‘legen’ and ‘liegen’: Mastering German verbs

Navigating the difference between legen and liegen can be a difficult task for German learners. These verbs often lead to...