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German Prepositions Explained – “durch”

Hello everyone,

and welcome back to our series German Prepositions Explained, the series where we look at the German prepositions one at a time. Usually, these episodes are pretty intense because of prepositions with their use as a prefix and those pesky prefix verb combos. But not today. Today will be fun and easy. Because today, we’ll talk about the meaning and use of

durch

 

It’s one of the easiest and most straightforward ones, but it’s still worth a look. So let’s jump right in

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Word of the Day -“schweben”

Hello everyone,

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

schweben

 

Schweben is the German word for to hover, and I know that most of you now think “Mehhhhhh.”
And yes, I admit, it’s not the most useful or exciting word ever. And not many interesting relatives either. But there are a few nice colloquialisms here. And hey… every good TV show has these kind of “slow” episodes where not much happens, right? RIGHT?
So…  now that I’ve lowered the expectations enough, let’s jump right in :)

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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… 

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