“vor” or “bevor” and more – A big Exercise

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German intensive summer boot camp.
Yeah, I know. You didn’t want this. You just wanted to relax, read a bit about a word, some examples, some history, some dumb jokes. But nope. Today it’s your turn.
So get put on your sweatpants and get ready for a hefty work out about

Time Words

Or to be a little more specific

bevor or vor  and other tricky words

Mixing up vor and bevor and also davor is a really common mistake; for beginners as well as advanced learners. And it’s the same story for nach, danach and nachdem.
Today, we’ll train exactly that… when to use which.

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German Prepositions Explained – “durch”

Hello everyone,

and welcome back to our series German Prepositions Explained, the series where we look at the German prepositions one at a time. Usually, these episodes are pretty intense because of prepositions with their use as a prefix and those pesky prefix verb combos. But not today. Today will be fun and easy. Because today, we’ll talk about the meaning and use of



It’s one of the easiest and most straightforward ones, but it’s still worth a look. So let’s jump right in

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Word of the Day -“schweben”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, we’ll take a short and sweet look at the word



Schweben is the German word for to hover, and I know that most of you now think “Mehhhhhh.”
And yes, I admit, it’s not the most useful or exciting word ever. And not many interesting relatives either. But there are a few nice colloquialisms here. And hey… every good TV show has these kind of “slow” episodes where not much happens, right? RIGHT?
So…  now that I’ve lowered the expectations enough, let’s jump right in :)

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Vacation … and video

Hello everyone,

no new article this week because…

I am on summer vacation :)

(in Italy, visiting a friend, if you’re interested).
I have a really shitty internet connection, so if you email me, it might take a few days for me to get back to you.
Sorry for that, but I’ll definitely try to keep up.

But you can still learn some German because I have made a new video together with Cari and Janusz from Easy German.
The topic was “Arguing in German” but it ended up more like a debating contest. 
Janusz just wouldn’t stop talking and we couldn’t talk at the same time because then they can’t make subtitles. 
So… it looks like he is dominating me but I am actually holding back for the sake of the video :).

Anyway… viel Spaß und wir sehen uns nächste Woche.