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The Yourdailygerman Dictionary

Hello everyone, and welcome to the final surprise for our E-May-L-Special. Are you ready? Are you?! Well, then here it goes… this site now has its own Yourdailygerman Dictionary Some of you might remember this from last year’s Advent Calendar. Well, there you go… I actually finished a project I am teasing for once :). Unlike that book about non separable prefixes that I promised years ago. It’ll come though. I’ll finish it, so don’t you worry. Anyway, so this idea of a glossary has been in the back of my head for a long time. There are so many words hidden in the articles and my goald was always to make them more accessible. But for the glossary, I didn’t know how. And then, a little over a year ago, I found a really amazing person to help me with the programming part, me and my girlfriend could focus on entering all the dates… I… I mean data. And now it’s actually ready to be used as a beta version :) :) :)  Here’s what you can do: Look up any word we ever talked about.  And I mean ALL the words, not just the actual topics.  Get the … Continue reading

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German Irregular Verbs – An overview

 Hello everyone, and welcome to the third surprise of our little E-May-L-Special week. Which turned into more like an E-May-L-special fortnite. But anyway… a few weeks back, I posted an email of Excel-Man who had done some data mining on noun gender and has found some interesting patterns (find it here). Well, the comment section revealed there was another unsung hero out there – Excel Woman. And she had done a similar analysis for another really messy topic German Irregular Verbs And she didn’t only share her Excel-Sheet with me… she actually sat down in her superhero chair and wrote a whole article about it, to make the tables a little more clear. And that’s what I’m gonna share with you today, so here you go :). Oh and just so you know… this article is not part of the payed portion, so your view will not count to your two post per week quota :). And now… Excel-Woman… I pass the mic on to you…

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New Function, a question and a small request :)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to our little EMayl-Special. And today’s surprise is all about improving the comment section And I also have a little favor to ask you, but we’ll get to that later. So, I have added a new feature to the comments this week that might be a very cool addition. But before we get to that, I want to talk another new feature… something that has to do with formatting.

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German Prefix Verbs – Book Sneak Peek

Hey everyone, and welcome to the first little surprise of our little EMayl-Special Man, that looks sooo weird. Like one of those new startup apps, where they had to use weird letters for the name because the real ones were already taken…. like Lyft. Or Shyftplan. Or Amazon. Anymay, if you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that I am working on two projects about prefix verbs. A book about non separable prefixes and an app for separable ones. Well… this year, I added a third one. And that one is actually making real progress. I mean… not like the other ones are not making progress. They’re making tremendous progress. But yeah, this one might actually be the first to finish, because it’s not just me… it’s a collaboration with a friend. And it is… drum roll…

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Word of the Day – “spitz”

Hello everyone, and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time, with a quick look at the meaning of spitz   Spitz is a pretty good representative for how German sounds, at least to foreign ears. Sure, it’s not as iconic as kratzen or Strumpf, but spitz does have this certain scratchy “roughness”. But not only that. Spitz is also a great example for a word that really sounds like what it stands for. But okay… of course I know what it means, and that might well influence my associations. So let’s do a quick poll and see. What does the...

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