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Today's German Word: Nacktjoggen

Since I’ve gotten back into studying German through the Goethe Institut over the past year, I’ve fallen more in love with the quirkiness of the language and it’s ridiculousness.   239 more words

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Praying in a new language

Learning a new language is difficult. Awkward moments abound. Time and time again, you will talk to someone, trying to read their body language, nodding your head with them, saying, “Ja, ja, ja,” and all of a sudden they are waiting for the answer to their question that they are sure you have understood. 581 more words

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Praying in a new language

Learning a new language is difficult. Awkward moments abound. Time and time again, you will talk to someone, trying to read their body language, nodding your head with them, saying, “Ja, ja, ja,” and all of a sudden they are waiting for the answer to their question that they are sure you have understood. 583 more words

German Language

DD: Prost!

Prost is the German word for Cheers!  My last post about Germany is a toast to all of the interesting and friendly people we encountered in Munich. 568 more words

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I'VE JUST BEEN TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN!

A couple of weeks ago I had an email (in English) from a gentleman named Stefan Braun, who asked very politely if he could republish a post of mine, in translation, in a German blog of his own.   1,440 more words

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German Words That Should Be Adopted Into English

I grew up in Germany starting to learn English in 5th grade. (The standard in Europe is to learn two foreign languages to graduate from High School, but please don’t ask me about my French.) Language itself is not simply a means of communication; it’s an integral part of the culture, people’s behavior and thought process. 322 more words

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