my name is Emanuel, I’m 42 years old, 28 years young, 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.


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.

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

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