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Word of the Day – “gehen um”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day and today it’s time for another episode of:

Words – married and in love

In those specials we look at combinations of words that are used very frequently and that mean… well somewhat more than just the combination. Last time we looked at was für, a really potent couple… sem… uh.. sementically (oh god, that doesn’t sound right).
And here are our words for today:

  • gehen and  um (pron.: ghehuhn / oom)

Those 2 words can be combined in not 1, not 2 but 3 different ways and we’ll look at all of them today. That way, you’ll learn to thoroughly hate German while I get to procrastinate the god damn drag that is explaining the word mal… oh mal

In a daze for days,
mulling over the malice
oh malleable mal. 

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Word of the Day – Eclipse – “gehen um”

Hello everyone,

German sucks. No one likes it. Especially Bella doesn’t. First of, it has cases. Detectives have cases, laywers have cases but languages… come on!
Also, German has part of the verb at the end. What’s that supposed to be? Do the parts of the verb have like a distance relationship? Couples have distance relationships but a language? Puh-leeze!
But the worstest thing by far are the, for the lack f a better word, little words…   Continue reading