About

Hi,

my name is Emanuel, I’m 42 years old, 28 years young, 20-something from Berlin and I’m the creator of YourDailyGerman.

It started as a hobby 10 years ago, when I was working in a bar, but now it’s my main job and I do almost everything myself – content, design, coding, audio and so on.

I’m not a polyglot or a linguist, nor have I studied languages or German.
I just like analyzing grammar, meanings of word and I love explaining things. And German is my native language, so

My passion for languages and teaching actually developed when I was in Finland on student exchange and I was confronted with foreign languages every day. Before that, I actually thought I sucked at languages. My grades weren’t great, I couldn’t wait to opt out of French class.
And I couldn’t even describe the way to Berlin Brandenburger Gate in English properly, without breaking my tongue and using my hands like a mime.

But I truly believe when you really want to learn something, you can learn it – it’s just a matter of how it’s explained to you.
And I do my best to make you understand how German REALLY works.

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11 random facts about me

  • I love music
  • I love dancing
  • I love running in winter. In summer I tend to exhaust myself too quick and then I just stop and walk. In winter, I run with reasonable speed without stopping … and I love a low standing sun in combination with snow
  • I love cats
  • I also love people, especially with flaws
  • I studied audio engineering and music
  • I’ve developed a swim style that let’s me go down a 50m lane with just 14 strokes
  • I have generalized anxiety disorder, mild version
  • I love yawning… it is one of the most enjoyable things for me. Sometimes when I have a headache  I keep  yawning for half an hour straight and they go away
  • when I was in school everyone told me I should become a mathematician (I was pretty good at it). I never considered it and I don’t regret it.
  • I can’t count…

A word on language

All the explanations here in English because I want the page to be useful for as many people as possible.

I’ll do my very bestest to write understandable and correct but I am not a native speaker so there will certainly be a decent amount of weird phrasings or grammar glitches.
Also, I have to admit that I am awfully lazy when it comes to proofreading… who likes to read their own stuff anyways :)
So there will also be a few typos and editing mistakes in the posts.
But everything is hand crafted, no ChatGPT or whatever.
Sometimes, I even make mistakes in the German examples… to my  shame I have to say.
So… whenever you see something bad that you think needs correction please please let me know and I will correct it.

 

Get in touch

If you have a question about the site or something isn’t working, let me know and I’ll get back to you.NOTE: I do NOT answer questions about the German language via email. Not even one. Please use the comment sections on YourDailyGerman for that. If you don’t know where to post your question, just post it anywhere. I’ll definitely answer it, but NOT via mail. Danke :)

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For the obligatory disclaimer click here:  disclaimer
And last but not least, the infamous: Impressum

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