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Vacation … and video

Hello everyone,

no new article this week because…

I am on summer vacation :)

(in Italy, visiting a friend, if you’re interested).
Yeay!!!
I have a really shitty internet connection, so if you email me, it might take a few days for me to get back to you.
Sorry for that, but I’ll definitely try to keep up.

But you can still learn some German because I have made a new video together with Cari and Janusz from Easy German.
The topic was “Arguing in German” but it ended up more like a debating contest. 
Janusz just wouldn’t stop talking and we couldn’t talk at the same time because then they can’t make subtitles. 
So… it looks like he is dominating me but I am actually holding back for the sake of the video :).

Anyway… viel Spaß und wir sehen uns nächste Woche.

Word of the Day – “arm”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, we’ll take a detailed look at

arm

 

aka the processor design that helps run about two thirds of the world’s mobile devices.
nerd intensifies
Yeah, computer hardware puns are like super models – incredibly sexy, but few people actually get them.
stand-up comedy intensifies
Seriously though… the word arm is actually quite interesting. Most of us primarily know arm as the thing that attaches the hand to the torso. But a fire arm is not an arm on fire. And then there’s the German arm which means….  poor.
Today, we’ll take a look at how these words connect, see some crazy, unexpected family relation and learn some really cool useful vocabulary and idioms in the process
*teaching intensifies
So let’s jump right in… 

Listening Comprehension – Bulgaria

Hello everyone,

and welcome. I know it’s hot…. well.. at least in Berlin it is. But you are ready for an epidose of

Listening Comprehension 

And yes… epidose is a word now. It’s a mix of epic and dose :).
This time, I’ll tell you a bit about my stay in Bulgaria. I was there a few weeks ago because … but hey, just hear for yourself ;)

Word of the Day – “schützen”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, we’ll take a look at the whats and wheres of German verb for to protect.

schützen

 

Hmmm… whats and wheres… is that even a thing in English?
Anyway, the verb to protect is related to the German word die Decke and has no connections to schützen. But schützen does have English relatives.
So I thought it might be fun to give you guys the option to guess, before reading the article.
And then I thought it might be even more fun to do a little poll… so we can see what you as readers think as a whole :).

Which of these words is related to "schützen"

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Can’t wait to check the results.
But now let’s jump right into schützen.