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
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.
For the obligatory disclaimer click here: disclaimer
and last but not least, the infamous: Impressum
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I can’t login into the site. My password is not working. It is also a bit frustrating not to have an email where I can contact you so that the problem is fixed
Info@german-is-easy.com… It’s in the footer, but I agree that I should add it here too.
I grew up with my Polish Grandpa, that we called Ja-Ja. My Grandma was Busha. I am 77 years old and thought that was Grandpa and Grandma in Polish all these years. All of their siblings are deceased so I don’t have anyone to ask. In German Ja means yes.
My password is not working and the link process is not working either. Where can I call?
I sent you an email! Sorry for the trouble
My password is not working and when I try to change it, it tells me that my link doesn’t work. Help, what to do?
Hi. I got a membership, but I have to log in all the time and there are 0 activities in my profile. When I log in, I see my profile and when I go to look to some lessons, I am already signed out. How does it working?
Hi guys, I cannot find anymore, the page where you can fill in the text box with whatever text you like, and then record yourself to receive an immediate score from AI. Can somebody send me the link, please?
That’s disabled currently because I changed the recorder to be right under every example.
My plan is to bring that back as a dedicated site/post. Give me a couple of weeks.
Thank you for your reply.
This would be really great. Please keep me posted about this feature. Dankeschön!
Actually, I was just working on it now. Good you commented again, so can give you a headsup right away.
Here it is:
I’ll probably change the link soon but it’ll be accessible via the practice menu then.
Just a quick heads-up… this is going to be a member feature eventually, so I’ll change it to only be accessible for members.
I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work. I press the recording button as usual and when I stop the recording nothing happens. I checked my audio and microphone, I can properly record audios. Is the feature active?
Yes, I’ve tried it on multiple browsers both logged in and logged out.
Could you try and reset your cache? On Desktop that’s ctrl+f5
Magic! ctrl + F5 and it works! Dankeeeeee!
Perfect! Viel Spaß!!
Hi Emanuel, I love the feature where you can record your own voice and check your pronunciation, but could you include the meanings of the color codes along with the feature? I am never sure what yellow means for example. I think green is good and darker green is better. thanks
Yeah, I’m going to add a “about” section where you can look it up. I just need to get around to doing it :)
Yellow is 20-50%
Green is 51-80
and so on.
I had to put the cutoff somewhere. But maybe something gets yellow once and green once and it was actually about the same :)
Thanks. But what is ‘so on’? Pink is bad, right? Or is it good? Just hard to figure out.
Pink is 0-19%
and there is 81-99 and the green with a bold outline is 100%.
Hey, Emanuel, I really enjoyed your recent appearance on Easy German. I’m just starting to learn German, so I didn’t follow very much, but you, Cari and Manuel all had such a good time keeping each other, laughing that it was really fun to listen to. Many thanks for this great site. Mark.
Thanks for the great feedback :)
Hi, I’m Cristina, a medicine student native from Spain (specifically from Mallorca, a small island really loved by german people). I’m really looking forward to learning proper german and Emanuel has given me the opportunity to do so, so thanks to everyone who’s taking part of the German learning community, i’m really grateful to be sponsored. It means a lot to me since I can’t afford contributing yet, but I will. I will make the most of it. Thank you very much
no comments from me and don’t send me these kind of comments
Oh no, I always love the comments from Anonymous ;(
No one does it better! GOAT of comments
I really want to join as a member, but I can not afford the subscription fee as I am still a student and I am saving money to study abroad next year. I hope to receive your support for this sum; it will be a great encouragement for me to be able to learn German and realize my goal. I have sent an email to you. Thank you for your consideration.
Can you email to email@example.com ? I don’t think I have seen your mail…
Hi Emanuel, I have received your confirmation for the sponsorship. Thank you so much for your help.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your kind assistance in obtaining the account for free. Learning German has been a long-standing dream of mine, and your help has made it possible. I also wish to extend my thanks to all the members of the community who generously donated to assist those who are unable to pay.
When is your book coming out?
Don’t know yet, we’re stuck with the layout at the moment, so I am hesitant to give a deadline, but we’ll do a kickstarter soon to prefund the printing :)
Hallo, Mein Name is Fan, und ich komme aus Wuhan, China. Ich freue mich Sie kennen zu lernen. Deine Website ist sehr interessant. Aber habe ich keine Zeit Deutsch zu lernen. Hoffentlich, kann lerne ich wieder. Bis bald.
Das wünsche ich dir auch, viel Zeit und Lust zum Lernen. Bis bald und liebe Grüße nach Wuhan!
Hallo Emmanuel, ich denke, dass die Website nicht gut aussieht. die css/webseite ist kaputt gegangen.
Kannst du ein bisschen spezifischer sein, was nicht gut aussieht und auf welchem Gerät?
Hello Emmanuel, what a gift this website is! I have randomly landed on it several times over the last year. And this week I finally started to properly read some of your articles. They are so interesting. Thank you for bringing your gift to the world. It makes German fun and provides so explanations as to the ‘why’ of the language. I keep asking my German teacher ‘why this’ and ‘why that’, and he often tells me to stop asking why, and to just learn the language! He might be right, but I enjoy understanding the origins of the language too! I’m not sure if you are a 38 year old bartender or a 72 year old wild swimmer – but as you said, you can’t count, so who cares? Angus
There are definitely many thing in every language where there’s no answer to “why”, but that’s all the more reason to actually answer the questions for which there IS a why :).
Thanks for the great feedback and yes… those year counts are not really accurate ;).
Hi Emanuel – Happy New Year to you and I hope that the future has good things in store for you and indeed all of us….in fact speaking of the future (ahem) I can’t seem to find an article or section on your excellent site that deals with expressing concepts/events etc in the future tense – any pointers?
Ha, no… that is one topic I haven’t touched yet, because I found it so boring and it’s also kind of useless, because I use future tense maybe once a week :).
But I’ll put it on the list for this year.
Great Emanuel. I have been waiting for your promised book for years. The Organisation of your website is easy to navigate.
I’ve reading your material for 7 years and I always find it interesting and helpful.
I also watch your YouTube videos, though I find the subtitles too fast for me to read.
Keep up your dreams, as you can see, they are slowly coming true.
I like your new studio too, very professional.
have a happy Christmas
Thank you and for you too :)!!
You can change several aspects of YouTube playback. As the video plays click on the gear wheel on the upper right hand corner and choose playback speed.
Hi, first I want to say that this website is a gift from heaven. It has helped me in many ways. Thanks for all your efforts :) And I would like to know if this website has an app. It could be very useful
I’m slowly working my way there, at least for the dictionary portion of it. Stay tuned, and become a member :).