Word of the Day – “Kunde”

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and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time, we’ll have a look at the meaning of


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The meaning der Kunde is customer.  And that’s it.
See you next week.

Nah, there’s of course a bit more to it. Because there isn’t only der Kunde, there’s also die Kunde. And no, it’s not she-customer. Kunde has a lot of cool surprises and words in store for us. Haha… in store.  Oh, and also…  what’s up with the word customer? I mean… I don’t “custom” anything when I buy a coffee, right? So why isn’t called buyer. Or payer. Or redeemer. Redeemer of coffee… how cool would that be…

“That was one of luke-warmest coffees ever.”
“Really? Then you don’t have to redeem for it. Forgive us, redeemer.”

Seriously though, the word customer really doesn’t seem to be the first choice. And the reasons behind it are very similar to what happened with Kunde. But let’s start at the beginning…

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The absolute best way to study vocabulary

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I hope you all had a great and relaxed Easter. And it’s not completely over yet because today you’ll get kind of a late Easter egg. No, not this.  Today we’ll take a look at an app for studying vocabulary. Is it the really the best ever? Of course not, I just said because it’s a catchy headline. But the app has a really great concept.  So let’s take a look.

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Prefix Verbs Explained – “abhängen”

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and welcome to a new episode Prefix Verbs Explained. Imagine a verb you can use in the following 4 contexts: talking about dependencies, car chases, doing laundry and chillin’ with the crew. Is that too crazy? Well, that depends on the language. For German, verbs like that are bread and butter business :). Ladies and Gentlemen get ready for a look

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Word of the Day – “der Fluss”

fluss-einfluss-fliessen-meaHello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll have a look at the meaning of

der Fluss

Sounds like a boring topic. Fluss means river; most of you know that, I think. And who wants to read about Fluss? I mean, except a Flussologist (riverologist in English, in my fantasy version of it anyway).

But Fluss is not just a river, it’s a stream. A stream of useful words and in that stream many surprising connections dwell.  So let’s go fishing. Or better yet, let’s dive right in.

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