"Small Words"



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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We'll look at the meaning of "alle", which can be about all and empty at the same time, and we'll talk about when to use "alle" and "ganze".

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alle, ganze, alles in allem, all die

alle

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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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A fun look at the meanings and uses of the German word "als" (time, comparison, that third thing). Complete with audio examples and lots and lots of horses :)

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als

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Auf 2

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ausser

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da

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A fun look at the da-word 'dabei' and its various uses in spoken German. As per usual, lots of audio examples and dumb jokes are dabei ;)

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dabei

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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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eh, ehe, eher

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A fun look at the meaning and the soul of "eigenlich" - one of the most misused words ever. Because it is actually NOT "actually"

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eigentlich

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einfach

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entweder ... oder ...

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erst

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es

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etwa

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falls

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ganz

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gar

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halt

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A fun look at the meaning and use of the word "her" with lots of real life examples.

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her

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irgend

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'Je ... desto' is the German version of English 'the... the...'. We'll look at how to use it with lots of audio examples.

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Je... desto... in German

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los

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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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mit

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nach

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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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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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Only in German erst, nur, einzig

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paar

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A fun look at the meaning of schade and how to use it like a German. Also: some interesting family members and relations to English. And some Schadenfreude :)

Vocabulary:

schade, schaden, schädlich, Schadenfreude, beschädigen

schade

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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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so

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sondern

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sonst

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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 meaning of German ob

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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 and origin of "trotzdem" and a breakdown of when to use "trotz", "trotzdem" and "obwohl". Of course with audio examples :)

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trotzdem

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vielleicht

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voll

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A thorough look at the German word 'von'. We'll find its core idea, learn which locations to use it for, and go over the most common verbs with 'von'. And gifs.

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von, halten von, denken von, träumen von, abhängen von, von + location

von

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We'll take a detailed look at the core meaning of "vor" and see if it helps us make sense of the prefix verbs and fixed combinations.

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vorgehen, vorhaben, vormachen, Angst haben vor, warnen vor, vor Lachen

vor

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vorbei

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vs. dass, das

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wann or wenn What's the difference

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weder... noch...

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weiter

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wenn

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What is the difference mindestens, wenigsten, zumindest

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WitD hinter vs. hinten

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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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We'll take a thorough look at the German preposition 'zu', see what it means as a stand alone, talk about the prefix verbs and of course the phrasal verbs with 'zu'. All that while trying to have fun.

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zu, zugeben, zuhaben, zu sein, zugehen, zuhören, zumachen

zu

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zu Part Two

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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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zwischen

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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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übrigens