About

Hi,

my name is Emanuel. I am 35 years old and I teach German on the web. And I work in a bar. I’ve also studied something, but I don’t care about it.

I’m not a polyglot or a linguist but I do love languages, German and explaining things.

This passion developed when I was in Finland and I was confronted with foreign languages every day. Before that, I actually thought I sucked at languages. My grades weren’t great, I was glad when I could opt out French 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 very quickly. And it is never too late… I mean, I was already 54 when I was in Finland.
Anyway… I have been teaching German for 72 years now and I really like explaining things, I like German and I like English too … and I really honestly believe that German is easy.. at least easier than people think.
I’ll do my best to convince you…

11 rndaom 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
  • Cats love me back
  • I also love people, especially with flaws
  • 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 (frankly I kicked ass in math). 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.
Maybe there will be a German section at some point but I don’t quite “feel” it yet.
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.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.

Pay for free stuff

There used to be a plea for donations here :). But now there’s the membership thing and I need something new to fill the space so…

Mach heute was gutes!

:)

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 days ago

dear immanuel
in your statement
ich stelle mich dir vor meaning i am introducing myself to you [ i am ok with this sentence]
the next sentence
ich stelle mir dich vor which means i am imagining you
my doubt is i have learnt that when two pronouns come together akkusativ comes before dativ
ich stelle dich mir vor am i correct ?

Mokha
Mokha
26 days ago

Hello, I would like to say that I appreciate your articles so much. I wanted to subscribe for 1 year Membership but the last step in the process shows an error. Also, I can’t log in into my account. Is this a known problem? Tried Safari and Chrome. Thanks.

Kim
Kim
26 days ago

Hello, I would like to ask something. Have you ever written an article on how to make the use of your articles more efficiently? Just like an instruction?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

you still have a google plus link on this page lmao

Hexenmeister32
Hexenmeister32
2 months ago

Hallo! I’m brand new to German (and Germany!). I really appreciate this site. I have a tutor to supplement the information, but even with dozens of apps I still have trouble. I was beginning to feel hopeless, but perhaps now I have a chance!

I’ve reviewed some of your lessons but I would love an article about prepositions. I still get confused when to use auf, bei, mit, etc.

Thank you for having this site!

Astrid
Astrid
3 months ago

here is one little typo :P –> rndaom facts about me
Thank you very much for this blog, I am a beginner in German and I like the way you explain it. I would like to subscribe soon

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago

Hi. I’m trying to subscribe but am not receiving the confirmation email.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago
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Nothing in spam – I’ll email you now. Thanks!

R Norman
R Norman
5 months ago

Tried logging in – failed; ‚lost password‘ – no reset email received. Please advised

Bissell
Bissell
5 months ago

Just want to say thank you for this resource. Also – i’m not sure if you have seen the Bob Ross painting shows. I just read through your mini series on German word order. It reminded me of his painting techniques. He always starts in the background, setting the stage and the world first, with the important stuff at the end of the process. It seems German word order is very similar to the way he paints :-)

Bissell
Bissell
6 months ago

Hallo, ich liebe dein site.
Wo is die Artikel von “Essen”? I suche mit Suchbox, aber nur eine weniger Worten. Das link is krank. (I’m trying man…)

Bissell
Bissell
6 months ago
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Nicht sehr interessant – viellicht… aber du machst langweilig dinge interessant. Jedoch, es gibt ein(er) button das sagt “Vocab: Open Article”. Ich drücke…ich fahre nach ein page sagt “Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found”. I thought there was something at the end of the clicking :) All good. Danke.

fsw0422
fsw0422
6 months ago

Hi Emanuel
Thanks for awesome content
Although, I have one question, I saw that in the payment I can get a PDF version, how can I convert your lessons into PDFs?

fsw0422
fsw0422
6 months ago
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thanks alot! found it!

Aaron Goldfinch
Aaron Goldfinch
6 months ago

Hi Emanuel,
I just read your piece on the prifix ‘ver’ (very good!). I’m tempted to jump right in at the unicorn level but previous experience is making me er!
If i pay for a 1 month membership and feel the unicorn love can i sign up for the year without losing any progress ive made (or is this not recorded anyway)?
Really excited to find this as i NEED to learn Deutsch ASAP!
Many Thanks
Aaron

Rob
Rob
7 months ago

Hi E :)

I’m Welsh (Waleisheisheiesheish) and struggle with anxiety and some other problems that don’t really need pitching here.

I’ve been interested in German for quite some time but only now, as my life (seemingly) fell apart entirely, that I have committed to learning German With an eye on fluency. I have DUOLINGO, dictionaries, kinder bilderbuch(?) and various other free aides that are all helping and even though it’s only been a few weeks my German ist nicht schlecht (ugly self praise!!?)

I have to say though that your site, emails and entire approach is fantastic and you should know it is having a DIRECT impact on improving my mental health. I don’t know how and I’m not going to question it! Simply amazing.

Diolch yn fawr

Rob.

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world’
Billy Shakespeare

zhouzhou
zhouzhou
7 months ago

Hi, I really love the way you explain words with their prefixes and lovely pictures. I remember aufgehen and eingehen without much difficulty, really looking forward to your book !

Carmen
Carmen
7 months ago

Hi Emanuel, do you have an option for lifetime membership?
Thank you,
Carmen

Carmen
Carmen
7 months ago
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That sounds fair. Thanks for the swift reply

Javed Sumra
Javed Sumra
9 months ago

Hi, I am Javed. I am a member. I can’t seem to get a new password. Because after clicking on “forgot password”, the new screen tell me to check my email. The email gives the link to get new password. The link give me the login screen with the following message, “Your reset password key is invalid.”
Please me to login. Thanks.

heideana
heideana
9 months ago

So your content is the best of what I’ve found so far…thank-you! I’m using it as a base to work from to read Philosophy and listen to Philosophical lectures in the short term…any suggestions? Best – hopkins

Monty
Monty
9 months ago

I have been learning German for the past two months, and I just wanted to tell you that the content you have assembled on this website is by far and away the best (**subjective measurement alert**) resource I have found. I completed Rosetta Stone German in four weeks, and have been looking for a way to learn the mechanics of German at the fundamental level; and your articles are PRECISELY what I needed. Seriously, bravo, Sir!

Danke schön!

Emanuel Boboiu
Emanuel Boboiu
11 months ago

I would like a feature: an option to generate a list of random articles to choose from. There are many interesting articles here and I sometimes don’t have an idea what to read. Random articles would be a good feature… :)I would like a feature: an option to generate a list of random articles to choose from. There are many interesting articles here and I sometimes don’t have an idea what to read. Random articles would be a good feature… :)

Emanuel Boboiu
Emanuel Boboiu
11 months ago
Reply to  German-is-easy

Yes, at least something like Google’s “I feel lucky!”.