Super Crazy News !!

Hello everyone,

I have really, really BIIIIIG news – and you will hate it :)
Party’s over. German is Easy will cost money now.
Now you’re all like “For real????”  and I’m like “Yeaaaaahhhhhhh!!!” and you’re like “Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh!!!” and I’m like “Yeaaaahhhhhhhhhh”…
but seriously, it was about time.

Why not free anymore???

The blog is a part time job and I want to continue and make it cooler and better and bigger and add more awesome stuff and make German easier and easier. But I got bills to pay.
So far, I tried doing it via donations and some of you, quite a few did donate, sometimes so much that it shamed me (**if you’ve donated recently or if you’re a patron on Patreon will get a free membership… I’ll email you the coming days with details, same goes for a few of you who have commented a lot**).
But overall, it wasn’t what it could be and it didn’t work so now we’ll try a good old membership model.

How does it work now?

You can read two posts per week for free…. like… really free. For zero bucks. But if you want to read more, you have to become a member. You can choose between different lengths. 1 month costs 5 Dollar, a whole year is only 30 Dollars. That’s a fair price, I think. I mean… it’s about 10 cent per article

Besides unlimited access to the archive, I’m gonna make pdfs available to members in the coming months. I just have to figure out some issues with Google.

And I’ll make more nice changes to the site, so lots to look forward to.

I know it’s hard to pay for something that was free but I really hope you understand the change and join German is Easy as a member.
Join! Now!! Jetzt ! Sofort!

Become a member

(Oh and if you absolutely have no money… I still do not want to
exclude people just because they don’t have any cash. So if you’re
super broke and struggling to make ends meet… you’re welcome here.
Just send me an email and we’ll make it work. )

But wait, in an announcement like this…  aren’t there any DISCOUNTS???
Of course, and there’s not only 1, there are 4:

6 months for incredible 7 Dollars instead of 20.
This is for the earliest of the early. Just enter the following discount code
Uberearlyunicorns    Edit**: Sorry, all gone**
There are only 10 available so if the code isn’t working that means that  others were faster. But then you can try for the second one.

6 months for awesome 10 Dollars instead of 20.
To get this, just use the discount code:
Earlyunicorns  Edit**: Sorry, all gone**
There are only 20 of those deals though. If you miss it, try out the last one

6 months for okay 15 Dollars instead of 20.
The discount code is
Sortofearlyunicorns
And there are 300 of those available. And if that’s already taken, you could check for the last one… the hidden one.

12 months for friggin free.
Just enter the discount code you think I would give such a deal ;).  There are 3 such deals available.

If you didn’t get a discount… well, sorry. I hope you sign up anyway :). Here’s the link again.

Become a member

So that’s it. If you have questions about anything or if you want to complain or rant and vent or cry or just say hi… leave me a comment.
Hope you … uhm… liked this post and see you next time.

for members :)

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tom ryan
tom ryan

well worth the cost!

Marilyn Einstein
Marilyn Einstein

Ok, let me get this right. Are we going to have to pay for the new articles or also for the old ones?

Kalos
Kalos

You’re the best thing that has happened to the German language on the Internet and you deserve daily appreciations. Good luck! (Will purchase membership as soon as the official studies are done with) xoxo from Romania

PS: It’s a good incentive for students too. If material resources are invested, people will follow-up by dedicating more time and discipline to their choice.

sgreffmn
sgreffmn

Well worth it!

Marilyn Einstein
Marilyn Einstein

Oh, I get it know. It’s not actually as bad as I thought.

Shame, I was already dusting my pitchfork and writing a long complaint about how capitalism is ruining the world. ;)

Good luck! May the revenues be ever in your favor.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ich werde bald anmelden!! Would you–bitte, mehr geschichten für uns lesen?? Ich LIEBE “Pfannkuchenbacken”. <3 Aber jetzt, Ich kann es von Herzen sagen. ;-) (Ja, es ist mich. Ich höre es jetzt vielleicht ein hundert mal! O.O Es ist so toll!!! die Besten. =))

Danke!!!!!!

Rodrigo

I’m really sad that I’m not a unicorn because I can’t figure out what the discount code is :( ich bin kein Einhorn :(

dan
dan

this is fair you obviously put a lot of work into this….i would not pay now but may at some point…i mostly study simply by listening to german podcasts and reading german (bc schiller books are really good)….. but you have some really good posts that just totally helped me understand something i couldnt grasp at all (most specifically your post about the “da” words damit darum etc…..i totally have so much more comprehension when reading german after reading your explanation of that it is something a dictionary just can not explain, and i did not find a comprehensible explanation of it anywhere else on the net…..anyway good luck sir as far as i know this is easily the best german blog on the net…..it really doesn’t make sense for you to put so much time into something without being compensated for your time (unless you are like super rich like donald trump or hillary clinton, lol!!!)

Ashley Seeley

You definitely should charge for your content. I actually became a patron last week aha. But really the quality of the articles are great and when I need to translate words I always check your website before I use a dictionary etc. Only several thousand more articles until you catch up with Duden ;)

Hunny Sachdeva
Hunny Sachdeva

Well..You really made German easy …AND ..free.
Now it will be just easy…

MegaMu
MegaMu

Totally fair. I’ll work out my membership. Have you read Rvers of London? Ben Aaronovitch. They are Krimis, set in the police force in different parts of London, with a twist, I think you would like them – they are very funny in heat dry British manner and a bit edgy, AND educational! Ha! Plus I’m finding them extra fun because my vocab is improving in weird and unexpected ways. I’m on Foxglove Summer, it’s the fifth in the series… It’s (kind of) about Unicorns. Well it’s about a case of two missing girls. But it’s also about deranged unicorns … I think. I am only part way through… I’ll maybe try derangedunicorns as my discount code… But if that doesn’t work I’ll try a different unicorn code.ll

genofear
genofear

Done! :)

Jen
Jen

You do a fantastic job. Totally justified that you should earn some money for all the work you put in.

Es ist nicht einfach, deutsche Blogs usw. zu finden, die sich um Umgangssprache handeln. Ihre Blog ist ein wahrer Schatz :)

MegaMu
MegaMu

Oh – and even though news is plural you don’t (normally) say you will hate them. It’s kind of a single-plural. It’s treated like a single item even though it’s plural. You say you will hate it. (‘It’ I guess being the fact that you have e news or the outcome of the news. Or the news itself, but grammatically incorrectly).

brightstar
brightstar

It appears my comment got lost, so I repeat then
Thank you Emanuel and team for ALL the effort you put into making this tool work for us.
Your fee is really overdue.
Brightstar

filleryfield
filleryfield

Is there any way you could link multiple-part series together? I often recommend your three-part series on adjective endings to people who have never heard of your blog. It really helped me and I think everyone should read it. But I can only imagine if I recommend it to someone and they read the first two parts and are ready to read the last part, when… they have to either pay or wait a week. For someone who is only JUST finding out how awesome this site is, that would be very discouraging, I should think… though it might also get you money…

Or is that not how it will work? I must admit to being confused about the logistics of this. Like, will even trying to go to a post to get the link to recommend it to someone count as a read and make me not even able to recommend articles more than twice a week? (For my part, I would gladly buy a membership and support you if I had any money… But right now I don’t even have time to read three articles a week, quite aside from not having money. Maybe in a few years… )

S Skilton
S Skilton

This may be a ‘part time job’ but it’s done with full time energy and effort. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!)

jillcantrell2015

Absolute bargain! Thanks Emanuel for continuing to run this blog, I’ve not been very active recently, but honestly paying a little bit will probably focus my mind more! So, keep up the good work, Jill

Nilofer Shaikh
Nilofer Shaikh

Hi.. I cant see the code for 10 dollars

akarac
akarac

If you keep up with the level of quality you’ve had so far, it’s going to be well worth the money.

Claudia
Claudia

My comment got lost too! So I repeat that this is my absolute favourite German language blog, and I am signing up with pleasure :))) errrrrm how else am I going to finally master the dreaded adjective endings ;)