"German Particles"

The infamous particles – doch, noch, schon, eben and plenty more of these short little words that Germans throw in all the time but that are hard to translate.



This archive is under construction at the moment (February 2019).So it might be a bit buggy here and there. But I am working on it.

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A thorough look at the meanings of "allerdings" why you can use it to express contradiction AND agreement. Yeah, I know... German :)

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allerdings

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Auf 2

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da

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A fun explanation of the meanings and uses of "doch" and the core idea of the word. Yes, there is one. Of course as usual, with audio examples :)

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doch

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eben... and gerade

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eben and gerade 2

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etwa

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halt

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The second part of our look at the meaning of "mal". This time the focus is on all the idiomatic uses and expressions.

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mal part 2

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A detailed, fun look at "noch". We'll explore how it relates to its various English translations and see how to use it in practice with plenty of examples.

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noch

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A fun look at the meaning of "nämlich". Sounds like "namely" and they are related but in German, it's much more common. Today, we'll learn how to use it properly.

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nämlich

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A thorough look a the meanings of "schon" and why it is more than "already". With plenty of examples... and audio.

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schon

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'denn' - a word Germans throw all over the place. Today, we'll explore the meaning, see what the difference is to 'weil' and learn how to use it like a boss :)

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The meaning of German denn

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The first part of our look at the meaning of "mal". Here, we focus on where it comes from and on its more "conventional" meanings

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The meaning of mal

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A fun look at the meaning(s) of "wohl", it's various uses in every day German and why they are so freaking random. Seriously, what a mess this word is...

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wohl, wohlhabend, obwohl, wohl wahr, sehr wohl, wohl kaum, wer wohl, zum Wohl

wohl

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A fun look at the meaning of "zwar", its origins and how to use it in a sentence like a German. Also: the complete unrelated meaning of "und zwar" :)

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zwar

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A fun look at the meaning of "überhaupt" - one of the German options for "at all". We'll learn how to use it and why it means what it means.

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überhaupt

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übrigens