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B-Level

Posts in this category best if you’re already at an intermediate level. They’re not all super advanced but they usually contain at least some stuff that’ll sound intimidating if you’re really just a fledgling. Still, you can give a go of course :).
Also, all the stuff in here (words and grammar) is stuff you should know well at the end of a B level course.

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Vocabulary:

ab, abwärts, bergab, abmessen, die Absicht, abstecken, ablaufen, abfahren, abfliegen,

German Prefixes Explained - "ab"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

ab, bergab, abwärts, abmachen, abgehen, ablegen, abfangen, absagen, abwarten

Word of the Day - "achten"

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Vocabulary:

acht, achtzig, achtel, achten, beachten, beobachten, verachten, achtlos, Achtsamkeit

How to say "anyway" in German

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In this post, we'll learn the different ways to translate "anyway" to German.

Vocabulary:

trotzdem, jedenfalls, wie dem auch sei, wie auch immer, naja, sowieso, eh

"anyway" in German - The Exercise

In this episode:

There are five (main) ways of translating "anyway" in German. Today, we'll practice when to use which.

Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

German Prepositions Explained - "aus"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

aus, raus, ausgehen, ausmachen, ausfallen, aussehen, ausziehen, ausstellen

The German prefix "aus" (and other words for "out")

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

aus, ausmachen, ausgehen, ausfallen, raus, draußen, außen, außer, äußerlich, äußern, veräußern

False Friends Explained - "bekommen vs become"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

bekommen

The meaning of "bieten" (and "anbieten")

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

bieten, anbieten, das Angebot, der Bote, das Gebiet, verbieten, das Verbot

Collocations - and how to learn them

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

Word of the Day - "dicht"

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Vocabulary:

dicht, die Dichte, verdichten, dick, die Dicke, dichten, der Dichter

Let's practice "doch"

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

How to "turn" in German

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

drehen, umdrehen, rausdrehen, reindrehen, andrehen, aufdrehen, zudrehen, abbiegen, umkehren

Word of the Day - "der Druck"

In this episode:

A fun look at the word der Druck and the difference between the verbs drucken and drücken. Featuring also: a big let down.

Vocabulary:

der Druck, der Händedruck, der Luftdruck, der Blutdruck, drucken, der Drucker, die Druckerei, ausdrucken, bedrucken, der Abdruck

Word of the Day - "drücken"

In this episode:

In this episode, we'll go over the important prefix verbs of "drücken" and see a surprising parallel in English.

Vocabulary:

drücken, ausdrücken, unterdrücken, beeindrucken, der Eindruck, der Ausdruck, bedrücken

Word of the Day - "die Eifersucht"

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Vocabulary:

die Eifersucht, die Sucht, die Seuche, der Eifer, der Neid, neidisch

The meaning of "die Eile"

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A fun look at die Eile, how to say "hurry up" in German and the surprising origin of the words.

Vocabulary:

die Eile, eilen, sich beeilen, eilig, voreilig

German Prefixes Explained - "ent-"

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

German Prefixes Explained - "ent-" Part II

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Vocabulary:

entscheiden, antworten, entsprechen, entzünden, empfehlen, empfangen, empfinden, un-

The German Prefix "er-" explained

In this episode:

The prefix "er-" seems to be very confusing, but there's actually a common underlying theme. Today, we'll find out what that is and check out examples.

Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

The Prefix er- Explained - Part 2

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

der Urlaub, der Urknall, der Urmensch, erlauben, erfinden, erhalten...

Word of the Day - "fügen"

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Vocabulary:

fügen, verfügen, einfügen, die Fuge, das Gefüge, gefügig, die Befugnis, Unfug

Word of the Day - "gemein"

In this episode:

"gemein" means "mean" in the sense of "bad". But lots of words with "gemein" in them are about community. Today, we'll find out why.

Vocabulary:

gemein, die Gemeinheit, gemeinsam, die Gemeinde, die Gemeinschaft, allgemein, im Allgemeinen

The meaning of "hindern"

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Vocabulary:

hindern, Hindernis, behindern, Behinderung, behindert, verhindern

The meaning of "holen"

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A fun look at the meaning "holen" and its many useful prefix versions and the secret connection between fetching, racing and shouting.

Vocabulary:

holen, rausholen, ausholen, abholen, aufholen, überholen, sich erholen, runterholen

Word of the Day - "die Leistung"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

die Leistung, leistungsfähig, leisten, die Leiste

The Meaning of "leiten"

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"leiten" means "to lead". But what's the difference to "führen"? And what does leading have to do with tap water? This and more is what we'll find out today.

Vocabulary:

leiten, die Leitung, der Leiter, die Einleitung, umleiten, ableiten, begleiten,

The meaning of "liefern"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

liefern, die Lieferung, erlösen, ausliefern, abliefern, überliefern, beliefern

The meaning of "lösen"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

lösen, die Lösung, auflösen, ablösen, verlieren,

The Meaning of "melden"

In this episode:

A fun look at the meaning of "melden" and why it is so common in colloquial daily life. Also: a long awaited foe appears.

Vocabulary:

melden, die Meldung, anmelden, abmelden, Meldebescheinigung

Practice German and Speaking - New Version :)

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

Summer, Sun and Vocab Fun - "scheitern"

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Vocabulary:

scheitern, versagen, nicht schaffen, der Scheiterhaufen, der Scheit

Word of the Day - "die Schicht"

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Vocabulary:

die Schicht, die Frühschicht, die Spätschicht, die Mittelschicht, die Staubschicht, schichten, beschichten, Geschichte

Word of the Day - "schneiden"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

schneiden, der Schnitt, das Schnitzel, die Schneide, der Schneider, die Schnitte

"schneiden" - All its Prefix Versions

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

durchschneiden, anschneiden, abschneiden, beschneiden, ausschneiden, einschneiden, Abschnitt, Ausschnitt, Durchschnitt

Word of the Day - "der Schritt"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

der Schritt, der Fortschritt, schrittweise, der Rückschritt, schreiten, einschreiten, überschreiten, die Ausschreitung

Word of the Day - "sparen"

In this episode:

A quick look at the meaning of "sparen", what it has to do with German culture, and the various ways to translate "to spare".

Vocabulary:

sparen, sich sparen, sparsam, ersparen, verschonen, übrig

Writing, Reading, Listening - Your Stories 1

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

Reading Your Stories 2 - Die Pilzjagd

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

Word of the Day - "streben"

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Vocabulary:

streben, anstreben, widerstreben, strebsam, der Streber

Word of the Day - "strecken"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

strecken, die Strecke, ausstrecken, erstrecken, vorstrecken, vollstrecken, dehnen, die Dehnung

Word of the Day - "streiten"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

streiten, der Streit, umstritten, unstrittig, abstreiten, bestreiten, der Mitstreiter, kämpfen

The meaning of "tragen"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

tragen, vertragen, ertragen, der Betrag, der Vertrag, der Auftrag, beauftragen, der Antrag, übertragen, träge, eintragen,...

The meaning of "trennen"

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Vocabulary:

trennen, die Trennung, trennbar, unzertrennlich, zerren, verzehr, Zorn

How to turn in German - The Quiz

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

Word of the Day - "üben"

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Vocabulary:

üben, die Übung, einüben, ausüben, verüben, üblich, trainieren

The meaning of "verzeihen"

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)

Word of the Day - "wahr"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

wahr, die Wahrheit, wahrscheinlich, unwahrscheinlich

Word of the Day - "weigern"

In this episode:

Vocabulary:

sich weigern, verweigern, unweigerlich, die Weigerung, Realitätsverweigerung

What's the difference - "denn" vs "weil"

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Vocabulary:

no vocab snippet (yet)