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Thinking about Prefixes – Part Two

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second part of our look at The Function of Prefixes In part one (click here if you haven’t read it yet), we learned that unlike the bill of rights, vodka, Buddhism and soccer, prefix verbs are not a German invention. Leave a comment if you just felt triggered XD. The concept of adding a syllable to the beginning of a verb already existed in Indo-European and just like the idea of ending, adding a prefix became one of the core features of the language family. That’s why most European languages don’t merely have prefix...

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Thinking about Prefixes

*** Big news, I have actually read out the episode so you can listen to it. This is an experiment and I am not sure, if this actually works or if it is helpful. Also, I am not a trainer reader and English is not my native language so you can listen to me trying to fight off my German accent :D.  But yeah… I’ve ben wanting to try this for a long time and this theory-heavy episode felt like a good fit.  So if you want to give it a try, you can download/listen to the mp3 here. (near...

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Word of the Day – “holen”

Hello everyone, and welcome to our German Word of the Day, this time, we’ll take a look at the meaning of holen   Imagine you and a few people are at a friend’s place. You’re chatting and it’s great fun, but then you notice that your beer is empty.  What’s the natural thing to do? Exactly, you go home, do some Kundalini Yoga and then you go to bed in order to rise early and study. Or in one word: holen. So wholesome. Just kidding. Of course you’d go to the fridge and get another beer. And THAT’S what holen...

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Why 2020 is the best year to learn German

 2020 is here and it is the best year to learn German! Here’s why:   2020 2 corresponds to the letter B. B is the first letter in best. 20 corresponds to the letter T. T is the first letter in to. 2+0+2+0 = 4. 4 corresponds to the letter D. D is the first letter of Deutsch. so we get: Best to Deutsch Case closed! *** Happy new year, everyone :)! And see you soon with articles on holen, prefix verbs, man  and much more stuff :).

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Advent Calendar 2019 – Merry Christmas

“Merry Christmas“

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