Become a Member

As a member you can read as much as you want.
And you support the blog and help it expand and grow.

Pick the option that best suits fits your needs. And oh, good news:
They do NOT auto renew so you don’t have to worry about cancelling!!

Questions? Check out the FAQ below.
More questions, complaints, rants? Leave a comment :)!


Other  members have sponsored scholarships for people in need, so
send me an email. Seriously, you’re welcome here!

1 month - 5 $

Dipping the toe

You’re not sure whether a membership makes sense for you or if you’re even gonna read your money’s worth? Then try it out for a month and see


The price for membership is $5.00 now.
Membership expires after 30 Days.


3 months - 12 $

A summer flirt

If German is just your summer flirt (or winter flirt or fall flirt), then this might be the right plan for you. But be warned: German gets sexier by the day… wow, I used “German” and “sexier” in one sentence. Weird.


The price for membership is $12.00 now.
Membership expires after 3 Months.


6 months - 20 $

student’s choice

Basically one full semester of German for as little as 20 bucks. And even if you read 1 post a day you won’t have read all there is. So it’s a pretty decent deal.

But not what unicorns would take.


The price for membership is $20.00 now.
Membership expires after 6 Months.


12 months - 30 $

Unicorns’ choice

Unicorns usually choose this plan. They know learning a language takes time. And they’re bargain hunters.
Seriously though … if you like this blog and learning German is more than a summer flirt then become a member for a year and save loads of cash. Well, okay… a bit of cash :)


The price for membership is $30.00 now.
Membership expires after 1 Year.


*Prices are in US $

Membership FAQ

Member? What? Why? Wasn’t this for free once?

It wasn’t. It was “pay what you want”. But I guess the world isn’t ready for that yet. That’s why the “membership” thing. But we’ll make it work for everyone, even those who can’t pay.

 Do the different plans come with different cool features?

No, the only difference is the length of the membership. They’re lame like that.

Can I login on different devices?

Definitely. Once you’re a member you can log in on all computers in the world at once. Except for Chuck Norris’ computer. That one into you…. yeah, I know that made no sense.

Can I pay with my German/Eu Bank account

Yup. Just email me with what plan you’d like to have and I’ll give you the details (

Broke? Can’t pay?

I don’t want to exclude anybody from learning just because they can’t pay. And there are several reasons… some of your are underage and don’t get an allowance, some of you come from a country where dollars are hard to come by and 30 dollars is a lot. Some come from a country that doesn’t have Paypal or Stripe. And some simply can’t afford it.
Anyone should have the right and chance to educate themselves so you’re all welcome here.
But before you go like “Yeah.. broke! That’s totally me.” – take a moment and think. If you’re “student broke” but you have enough cash to buy pints, then you can indeed pay for this too.
But if you really can’t pay… waiting for your mail! (

Is my data safe?

Yes. As safe as it can be online. The payments are processed by Stripe or Paypal. You do not need to supply an address or a name and your credit card data does not hit the server, nor do I have access to it. The process is PCI compliant and uses the https-protocol.

Is there a trial period? Can I get my money back?

Yes, if you cancel in time. Refund period for the 1 month plan is 4 days. Refund period for the other plans is 7 days. If you cancel in time, I will refund the full price within four days.

But wait… I could read two post on my desktop, two on my phone and two on my iPad, right? Right??

Yes, you can totally do that. And there are more ways to sneak in. But if like something so  much that you jump through hoops to get it, maybe paying for it would be fair ;).  (And if you’re really broke… email me)

Oh and an important thing…

If you have a WordPress account already, then you do NOT need a new password. You’ll be logged in via wordpress.


147 responses to “Become a Member

  1. Kathleen Chevrot

    Kann ich mit Euros bezahlen? Dollars habe ich keine… leider. Mein Name ist nicht Trump.

    • Meiner auch nicht :). Wie willst du denn bezahlen… über Kreditkarte (Stripe) oder Paypal? Ich muss mal gucken, wie man da die Währung auswählen kann.
      Schreib mir vielleicht einfach eine Mail…

    • Das ist OK; Trump hat kein dollars auch!!

      • How can you say that?! He has the best and many-est dollars.

        • Hi, just come across your blog and I like the way you explain things! How does the membership thing work?
          Also, quick question, if you were to say for example ‘That is the best.’ what gender would best be, if that makes sense?

          • Hey Lucy, as a member you can read as much as you want, while as a non member you are limited to two articles per week (7 days).
            If you become a member you’ll chose a user name and password and then you can log in.
            Let me know if you have more questions about this.

            As for the other question:
            I know it sucks but it depends on context.
            If it is clear what kind of object (or person) you’re talking about, then that sets the gender.

            – Have you eaten his pumpkin soup? That’s the best.

            Soup is “die Suppe” in German, so here we’d say

            – Das ist die beste.

            If it’s not clear what object you mean, like for instance if you talk about an activity, then you’d use “das”

            – Lass uns heute Netflix gucken. Das ist das beste für so einen Tag.
            – Let’s watch Netflix today. That’s the best for a day like this.

            Hope that helps :)

        • Im 8. Highschool and aint got no money. I have terrible english teachers also. But is there anyway i can get membership with no cost

  2. Do you take Maestro?

  3. Paul E Ramoni Jr

    Although the payment screen specifies Discover Card, a popup says it is an unsupported card? Was ist los mit Discover, bitte?

  4. Very easy to set up membership. I used my promo code thinking I could knock this out and donate later, but now that I check it seems there is no independent donation option. Warum willst du mein Geld nicht?! (I feel like I mucked that up lol)

  5. Thanks for taking the trouble to set that up. I can now visit with a clear conscience…. until membership expires.
    Any plans for life memberships? – for very slow learners and addicts.

    • I’ll think about it, it’s hard to put a price on that though :). Oh and then … or maybe a bonus system where you can earn discount or free membership by commenting.

  6. Thank you so much for the membership, Emanuel ,and the members who donated the extra cash! I really appreciate it!!
    Greetings from Sudan!! :)

  7. Saeed Al Hassan

    Hello this website is so great and MR.Emanuel is so generous I reported him in Email about my situation as a refugee and a that I am Deutschphilo and that I have no credit cards to apply for a membership he was so much generous to offer my a one year memebership for free this is really was beyond my expectations I should also thank all of those who donate to this site a thanks from the bottom of my heart.This site is really joyful and great and I promise when ever I got a chance to donate for it I will

  8. Andrés Zambrano

    Hi Guys! I just wanted to thank Emmanuel , and the sponsors that make posible the scholarships, i explained also like Saeed that for me it’s really hard to pay because i don’t have a credit card! anyway, i will pay as soon as i can for a round of beers for you guys ;)! Thanks!!!

    The Proud 3 Month free student

    Andrés Zambrano.

    Viele Gruße aus Kolumbien!

  9. Anonymous Anteater

    I am a student in Germany, and was finding this site really helpful because it allowed me to learn German with fun – something that hardly any textbooks were able to achieve! However, for various reasons, I am not able to pay online. I really wanted to keep reading these articles, though. I send Emanuel an email, and guess what? He gave me access to the site! I want to thank you very much, Emanuel, for helping people who can’t pay learn German nevertheless. You rock!

  10. It seems like I am not the only one who got free membership covered by other kind-hearted German learners. I hope one day soon I could do the same to help people in need. Thank you and let’s spread kindness together :)

  11. Hi there! Namaskar!
    I was so traurig, snif, snif:-( ask me why please…
    – Why?
    – Because Presently i’m in a remote countryside in south india Kerala and Due to some issues i couldn’t pay the registration fees.
    But the german lovers community made it possible.
    Emmanuel told me that thanks to some contributiors I will have a 3 month access.
    Ich bedanke mich zu diesem ehrlichen contributoren….
    Jetzt nur noch 3 month links. Muss ich eilen..

    Viele grüsse!

    • Ops, I actually meant to give you 12 months… I was a bit hangover this morning. I just changed it so it’s 12 months now jetzt musst du dich nicht mehr beeilen :)

      • I think you actually appreciate small corrections, so here goes :) You’d either have to say “I was a bit hungover” or “I had a small/slight hangover”. To BE a hangover would probably make you a miserable human being.

  12. Ano Menschkind Königin

    Hi, Emanuel ^•^

    Frage: ist es möglich für dich, indische Rupien anzunehmen? Dann kann ich wohl dich bezahlen… Es wäre zwar iwie viel für mich, aber ich glaube dass du mindestens etwas Verdienst. :)
    Die bekanntesten Menschkind der Welt ;)

    • Hi bekanntestes Menschkind :)… ich glaube Rupien geht nicht bei mir aufs Konto. Aber wenn du eine Kreditkarte hast, kann das vielleicht trotzdem funktionieren. Das wird dann von deiner Bank gewechselt.
      Aber wenn du kein Geld hast, dann mach dir keinen Stress. Dann musst du nix bezahlen. Schick mir einfach eine Mail

  13. Hey Emanuel, I’ve been meaning to register for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it. One question as I try to do this: you say that WordPress users shouldn’t have to create a new login/password, but I can’t see how to proceed to payment without doing that. What do I need to do just to keep my WP info as my login data?

    • If you’re visiting the site while being logged in you’ll get a little window after clicking on two articles. There, it’ll say “find out more” and if you click there you’ll get to the same page you can see from the top “become a member” menu. When you go there this way, I thought it keeps your information. Have you tried that?

      • I just tried that instead of coming to this page directly, but it’s still asking me either to log in or create a username/password and won’t let me go on to pay without doing that. As far as I can tell, I’m logged in the whole time.

        It wouldn’t be a big deal to create a new login, I just didn’t want to do that if I don’t really need to.

  14. I have being trying to learn German for a while now… (I will not say how long:P)

    So I am determined to be able to speak in at least one other language eventually, so taking the plunge and going to buy a membership when I get paid this week :)

    Thank you German-is-easy for a great website and all the useful links too! I am genuinely looking forward to accessing super learning info!

    #OneExcitedUnicorn :P

  15. I had a problem with the Paypal payment. It went through almost to the end and then it hanged on a last step. My Paypal account doesn’t seem to be charged. I am not sure if I should try it again, because I fear of a double charge. I went for 6 months subscription with promotional code.

    • Could you send me a quick email… then I’ll check if there’s some payment and we can see how we do this (the payment process is done by Paypal entirely, so I can’t really tell what’s going wrong). Oh and let me know (in the email) which code you were trying. Sorry for the trouble.

  16. Emanuel putting great content on this website and the people sponsoring german students that can’t afford membership… Impeccable teamwork!
    I really want to thank all the people who’ve provided me this sponsored membership.
    Additionally, I’m sure that I’m going to sponsor people in need when I get to afford it, therefore become a contributing member of this awesome community.

  17. Vielen Dank Emanuel und ich möchte auch allen Leuten danken ,die Geld spenden für uns ,wir als Studenten und Flüchtlinge gleichzeitig , die unsere Situation uns nicht hilft zu bezahlen. :)
    Herzliche Grüße.

    • Willkommen :). Dein Deutsch ist übrigens schon ziemlich gut. Der Satz, den du geschrieben hast, war nicht einfach! Hier mal eine Korrektur:

      – … die Geld spenden für uns – wir als Studenten und Flüchtlinge gleichzeitig – denen unsere Situation nicht hilft zu bezahlen.

      Das “denen” ist Relativpronomen “Dativ” Plural und kommt von “helfen”. Die Situation hilft jemandem. In Englisch wäre es sowas wie “the people for whom”

  18. Ich möchte nur DANKE zu sagen, Ich danke Emanuel und auch allen Leuten, die extra Geld für uns Studenten bezahlt. Ich kann jetzt weiter Deutsch lernen mit diese erstaunliche Website. Vielen vielen Danke!

  19. Thank you, Emanuel, as well as those who have sent in sponsorship donations so that I, and others without the financial means, are able to access this wonderful site. Like funkfiction, I plan to sponsor others when we are back on our feet financially. Thank you again!

  20. I also would be interested in a lifetime membership as I am a slow learner and kind of do it in spurts. I hope you decide to do that as I’ll be the first in line. :)

  21. Hi, I am working as part of a team, with Daimler on an international project. I think learning one German word per day would be a great team building activity and could help in many unexpected ways (even as an icebreaker topic in meetings). That said, our corporate compliance policies would not allow me to register our project group for this website. Any chance, you can support us free of cost? Here’s hoping. I’m providing my personal email address.

  22. This may be not the first time anyone has say it, but here is my own tiny contribution anyway: Emmanuel is one heck of a nice guy. I contacted him a couple days ago in a effort to explain my situation ( giving that I live in a country where you need a lot of money to educate yourself; self-teach is the way to go). Not only he gave me the tools to go further on my journey to acomplish my dream, but he also gifted me some of the most motivational words I had ever received. I cannot stop thanking him for everything, and I move forward teaching myself with more passion than ever before. Thank you.

  23. Dear Emanuel and all the donors,

    My name is Tan from Singapore, thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity for me to experience and learn German with the complimentary support & usage of “German is easy” website! It is indeed much appreciated!

  24. Question: do your daily words you learn have audio to learn how to say the word properly? The problem is having someone to pratice with that can speak German!

    • I don’t really have daily words… they’re just called Word of the Day. I post once a week. However, there’s an archive of about 300 words already, so you can technically read one a day.
      The new articles all come with audio for all examples and I have added audio to older articles as well but so far it’s 50 out of 300 that have audio. I’ll add more but that’ll take some time.

  25. I can’t really pay for this can you give me your email so i contact you.

  26. danke schön!!
    thanks to all the wonderful people who donated so that i can take extra lessons in german! and to Emanuel for creating this amazing website :)

  27. Hallo Emanuel,
    ich bin Deutscher und lese gelegentlich Ihren Blog, nicht um Deutsch zu lernen, sondern um meine Englischkenntnisse zu verbessern. Auch dafür eignet sich Ihr Blog, wie ich finde, hervorragend.Vor etwa zwei Jahren hatte ich 300,00 Dollar über paypal “donated”- nach dem Motto “pay what you want” und in dem Glauben, dass ich nun für recht lange Zeit Ihren Blog lesen kann, wenn ich Zeit und Lust dazu habe (was nach sehr langer Zeit heute wieder der Fall ist). Mit Überraschung lese ich nun dieses “membership thing”. Da ich mich nach meiner donation irgendwie als Mitglied fühle, frage ich nun, wie Sie das sehen und was ich tun soll oder muss, damit ich weiterhin Ihre spannenden Beiträge lesen kann . Für eine Antwort an meine Email-Adresse wäre ich dankbar.
    Freundliche Grüße

  28. Hello!

    First of all, I agree that to talk about this subject would be more appropriate trough exchanging e-mails, but I could not find your adress.
    The matter is I believe I fit into the category defined at this page: I’m a full time student (no payments involved in my life T.T) who lives at Brazil, a country where dollars are really expensive. I’ve been reading some of your posts, every now and them, but recently I decided to take learning German a little bit more serious and to dedicate more time to it. As consequence, I discovered the 2 articles per week limitation and thus the membership dinamics. Unfortunately, I can not afford the requested values, but really want to continue using this blog, which has already given me plenty of help.

    I see no reason to extend myself here any further, as I sure must have made my intentions clear. Can you e-mail me so we can continue this talk?

    Thanks a lot!

  29. HI. Thanks for your German is easy posts which are both educational and humourous. I sometimes have an issue accessing the full posts. Even when I have not even opened any at all in that week, I get the message that I have reached the limit. Like today for example.

  30. No worries, I know now. Thank you.

  31. Thank you Emanuel and those who paid more to help others. Your extra payments mean a lot to other people. I’ll do my best to learn German!

  32. Hallo an alle! I just want to tell everyone how awesome Professor Emanuel is. Not only he has made this incredible blog to teach us how cool can German be, but he is also a very generous teacher. He gave me the scholarship and he also corrected my message. It’s amazing to know that we have such incredible people in the world. I will keep learning so many things in this blog… Thanks a lot! :) I’ll be grateful all my life for this… And thanks for the sponsors too… I just can’t express how happy and grateful I am for all this :D

  33. Ich hab’ ein bisschen Problem mit dem Log-In. Ich hab’ mich schon beworben sowie auch per-paypal bezahlen aber ich kann bis jetzt nicht durch. Also, muss man irgendwie zum ersten mal ‘ne bestätigungsemail bekommen? oder wie geht das? :)

  34. Ich glaube, dass das Problem an der Bezahlung liegt. Ich habe mein Pay-Pal konto nachgeschaut. Es scheint, dass das kein Geld daraus ausgehoben hat. Soll ich mich noch mal registrieren?

  35. So I joined up with a 3 month subscription; my CC statement says on Nov 14. But none of my devices can read more than two articles now 8-(. I cannot find a login screen on this website, nor an email that even confirms that I paid.

    How can I authenticate my devices?

    • Hi John,
      after signing up, you should get an email with a link to a login.
      In general, the login is at this address:


      There, you can put in your user and password and you should be good to go.

      Now… I checked the email address you used for the comment and it was not in the memberslist. So if you used this one, then something indeed went wrong. Could you drop me a quick mail about what was your username/sign up/email and how you payed (with or without paypal).
      But try the login first.
      Sorry for the complications

  36. I want to thank everyone for their donations that allowed me to become a member on this awesome site. I recently moved to German and started the integration course. I’ve been struggling the class’ intensity and this site has helped and will help me be successful. Thank you all again.

  37. Hey guys,

    I just wanted to say a HUGE ‘thank you!’ to this amazing learning community for pitching in to scholarship memberships. I feel so lucky to have benefited from your funding, and I know that membership access to this website is going to have an incredible impact on my studies – one that I’d never have been able to afford otherwise.

    Thank you again!


  38. Hi Emmanuel. I can’t pay with Paypal. I pressed the button but only saw the word “Processing”. Is there any way I can pay you using the pay service on the Paypal website?

  39. Thank you Emmanuel and you all at for giving the opportunity to broaden my German knowledge by singing me up for a full semester! Thank you a thousand timesss!


  40. Ismayil Khayredinov

    I am going to sign up for membership, but I am wondering what happens when I enter the password. Do you get an email with my password in clear text, or is it stored in the database as a salted hash? Question is how secure is that form?

  41. Patricia A. Fink Martin

    Hi Emanuel! I love your blog site and have used it a bit when it was free. I would like to get a membership and I filled out all the information using a Discover card but I got a message that the card was not accepted. I can’t remember the exact phrasing but it gave me the impression that Discover cards weren’t accepted but when I looked at the instructions that card is listed as an option. Help! Patricia

  42. Dear Emanuel, thank you so much for giving me a scholarship! This site is absolutely amazing and I am so thankful I will be able to learn more! Thank you so much again, that is so kind and generous.. Have a success!

  43. sorry, apart of supporting you, what are the advantage of the subscription?

  44. Thank you so much for allowing me to learn from this blog and for covering my membership fee.

    As a perpetually broke student from Pakistan, dollars can be a little hard to come by… Thanks a lot… I really appreciate it… :)

  45. Hallo! I’m a little confused about what you get in the membership. I can see many articles already…. are there more?!?!

    • No, the thing is that you can only fully access two within 7 days (per device). So after you’ve read two, they will be cut off after the beginning. I chose this way because I wanted everything to be accessible for everyone. It’s just if you want to really use the site to study and read more than 2 per week, that you need to pay :)

  46. Aseel Bukhari

    Hey, I’ve been on this site a couple of times and I have to say, your content is THE BEST from between all the sites and articles I have seen online. Seriously.

    But I’ve just been wondering.. I’m a highschool sophomore in Saudi who’s very passionate about learning German, but, sadly, there aren’t any schools, tutors, nor courses which teach German in the area where I live :(

    So, the internet is my only method in which I can learn this language through. I wanted to pay for the membership (I love unicorns :D) but my parents wouldn’t pay nor would allow me to from my allowance. Any suggestions to what I could do?

    Thanks in advance

    • What’s up with parents these days XD. You’re definitely not the first person whose parents won’t allow them to spend money on education.
      Anyway, quite a few people have contributed to the sponsorship pot so just send me an email and we’ll make it work.

  47. Why is it that since I paid money to join, I NEVER get a german is easy email?

    • Hi there, the membership should not affect the emails. They are two entirely separate lists. When did you become a member and since when have you not received an email? The last one went out last Wednesday.

  48. How can I tell when my subscription will expire? (or has expired?)

  49. I’ve been subscribed to your website since last year and I was wondering why I’ve not been receiving any email updates anymore. Coming here, I now understand. This page is cool. I just want to commend you for that, the descriptions are very amusing. :)

    • Hi beezwei,
      actually the email notifications have nothing to do with the membership. I had to switch mail providers about a year ago and I think I lost a few addresses in the process. You can just sign up for the newsletter for free at the little orange box that’s on the bottom right corner of the page :).

      Nice username, by the way. Are you beezwei or is that your goal?

  50. Hallo, hast du vor, einen lebenslangen Plan einzuführen? Ich glaube, dass ich bezahlen möchte, aber Abonnements sind nicht praktisch

    • Oh,d as haben schon mehrere Leute gefragt, aber ich bin irgendwie hin- und hergerissen. Es geht nicht ums Geld sondern um’s “Commitment”. Was ist in 20 Jahren und so :). Vielleicht irgendwie “fluffy fluency” für 5 Jahre?

  51. Hi there. My mother-tongue is German. I live in Belgium and in Germany. A foreign colleague of mine gave me the hint about your blog. It’s amazing to read. I even shortly thought about to subscribe to it in order to improve my English, but I would only get explained German grammar instead of English one. This brought me to the question if there is not a blog named like ‘English is easy’, for Germans to learn English ? I would be very interested.

    • Hey man, it’s always great to hear that also native speakers enjoy reading my stuff :).
      I don’t have any recommendations for something similar in English, but I’d actually bet that it exists. There are plenty of blogs about the English language and at least some of them ought to use a similar approach.
      Wenn du was findest, sag mir Bescheid :)

  52. Otto von Bismarck

    May i just think Emanuel and the generous sporters for helping a germanphille out. Dankeschön

  53. Dear Emmanuel,

    Thanks a ton.
    I really appreciate the community and you for helping me for the membership.
    And hopefully when I get a job soon, I would like to do the same for some one else , to keep the team spirit.

    Regards, Mayur

  54. I find your name very misleading. German is not easy –”Deutsch ist verrückt ” would be a better name. I will however give you a second chance and join.
    Sydney Blake.r

  55. Emanuel, quick question out of interest: where are you from?


    Hello, Guten Tag
    I became a member last December 2017 and haven’t I see any further lessons from “German is Easy!!?? on my computer
    Please feedback and let me know why?
    Ben Monson

    • Hi Ben, if you mean you’ve not seen any lessons in your inbox, then that is connected to the mailing list, not the membership. The membership lets you read an unlimited number of the articles that are online. You can find the latest articles in the feed on the “home” menu or just by going to “”. If you want me to check if you’re still on the mailing list (which has nothing to do with the membership), just tell me your email address and I’ll take a look.

  57. I’m a bit confused too. Am I paying for my membership or a donation?

    • You only have to pay the membership, so you can leave the donation field empty. That is if people are in a good financial situation and want to contribute some extra, because I’m signing up people up who can’t pay. Does that clear it up :)?

  58. I give my sincere thanks to everyone for letting me study for free.

    Peace be with you

  59. I am only just beginning to learn German. I have no problem with supporting your site and am more than will to pay for what appears to be an excellent teaching site. I have been using DuoLingo, which is decent, especially since it is free, but it is seriously lacking as well (it is only automated and there is no way to ask questions). I also use an old German text book I have from like 30 years ago when I was in college and actually took German I (I switched to pass/fail because it was taking too much of my time and I was in college to learn Engineering, not language). I have three questions as follows: Will this website be useful for someone who knows very little German and is just starting out or should I wait until I at least build a vocabulary and some grammar knowledge. What is the difference between Wie Heissen Sie?, Wie ist Ihre Name?, Wie lautet dein Name? (yep, I’m finding German to be a challenge, I can’t figure out the simplest of things!). Lastly, how do you ask someone the following: Have you placed the order?; Is it Hast du die Bestellung platziert?, or is there a more appropriate form?

    • Hey James, sorry for the slight delay with answering :).
      So about your questions:

      1) Is the site useful for a complete beginner? Yes, I believe so. In the course section there’s a chunk of lectures called “the essentials” and this starting at absolute zero. I am using many examples of course and those will contain loads of new words. You don’t have to know all of those, your brain will remember the important stuff :). As for the other articles, I have a category called “A-Level”. The explanations there are beginner friendly in that they don’t contain complicated grammatical concepts or speech. Again, you won’t understand all there is in there but 60 to 70% which is perfectly fine.

      2) What’s the difference between the phrasings? Well, they all convey the same information and the difference is tone and “idiomacy”. Using “Sie” and “Ihr” is a polite form of speaking while using “du” and “dein” is informal. Using the phrasing with “Name” is more formal sounding than the one with “heißen” so it fits better with the formal “Sie”. But there’s a lot of personal preference involved when it comes which version people use.

      3) How to say “Have you placed the order”… here, I can give you one of the most common answers for questions about German: it depends. On the context. The English phrasing sounds somewhat formal to my ears, but I really need a bit more info to tell you what would be the idiomatic translation in German.

      Hope that helps a bit :)


      Ich bin seit sechs Monaten Mitglied
      Ben Monson

  60. I have a question do you know a good language school in berlin for german?
    I need this course in 2 month because im then in berlin and visit my grandma and I need a german course for my study.
    thank you

    • Well, there is a link to a language school in your comment ;). Seriously man, if you want to promote SpeakEasy (which I know, btw) that’s fine, just do it. No need to sneak in a context link like that ;).

  61. Richard Rotella

    I am a paid member of German is Easy. I just updated my Mac desktop to Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.4,
    but I am no longer able to log-in as a member using my old password.

  62. Danke sehr Emanuel! Ich bin ein student, und Sie helften mir mit konstenloser Mitgliedschaft um meinen Deutsch zu verbessen.

    …Please correct me if I am wrong :)

  63. Heather Chapman

    love love love your style and web page…Richmond, North Yorkshire, England

  64. Thank You very much for the opportunity to have the sponsored scholarships !! I feel very fortunate about that. .

  65. Hey, I paid up. What’s going on???

  66. ali khajehpour

    hi there Emanuel

    I am ali khajehpour and German language lover.
    I have some kinds of problems to learn German language that make your website best option for me. First of all, I can not go to any class for German language because l am living in small city (Iran-Bushehr) without enough facilities to learn German. On the other hand, my country is involved in biggest bankruptcy in its history and is prohibited by USA government to use international bank service. Therefore, we can’t get or send any money to any bank abroad. If you don’t assure, you can easily search about my country.

    All in all, I can’t pay money for access to your beneficial website. I send you this email because it is noted in your website that you can help people who have troubles in paying money.

  67. Sarah Swiderski

    Hallo, ich habe ein Problem mit die Seite wo wir gehen dafur die Fortschrittsleiste sehen. Wann ich einloggen, ich bin zu die WordPress Einstellungen gesendet. Ich kann mein Fortschritt nicht gesehen.

  68. Hallo, ich habe ein Problem mit die Seite wo wir gehen dafur die Fortschrittsleiste sehen. Wann ich einloggen, ich bin zu die WordPress Einstellungen gesendet. Ich kann mein Fortschritt nicht gesehen.

    • Hi, ja, ich habe ein Problem mit der Software, die dieses Fenster gemacht hat. Sie haben ein Upgrade gemacht und seitdem funktioniert es nicht mehr, ohne das man es kauft. Ich habe es gekauft, aber alle meine Formatierungen sind weg, inklusive der Fortschritt. Ich muss mir was neues suchen, aber das dauert ein paar Tage :/

      • Ack, das klingt kompliziert. Ich habe jetzt einloggen hatte und die Seite funktioniert! Ich bin so glücklich. Die Fortschrittsleiste ist sehr motivierend fur mich, ich habe es vermisst. Wirklich danke schön für deine Hilfe. Du bist toll!

  69. Emanuel and the community here is helping everyone and leaving no one out for that you all deserve recognition and Thank you.

  70. JamesDaniel O'Flaherty

    I have an account and the web site will not let me log in. When I try to create a new account, it says I already have one. It’s a loop and I cannot use the site. Can you help?
    Dan O’Flaherty

    • Hi Dan,
      I can’t find an account for the email address you gave me. Is there possibly a typo in there? If not, when did you sign up and how did you pay (credit card or paypal)? I’ll check through my payments to see what went wrong.
      Also, what’s your user name?

  71. Sorry, chap. Your in-depth analyses of German words have helped me understand things a lot better. But there’s loads of free content on the web, and, while your English writing is fine for a free, amateur blog, I’m afraid it’s not really up to a professional standard worth paying for.

    • I know that my English is far from perfect, but I’m not selling polished writing. I am selling information packaged a certain way and a little bit of joy (and hope). Lots of people think it’s a good deal despite the sub-par packaging.
      Not trying to convince you to buy :). Just saying that I am aware of it but I still fully stand behind my charging for the blog despite the shortcomings. Lots of language sites charge for shit info that’s well packaged.
      Anyway, two articles per week are free anyway, so I’d be happy to see you around.

  72. Thank you so much Emmanuel and to the community for helping me out with the membership! Its very much appreciated :)

  73. Hey guys, just passing by to thank the german learning community and Emanuel for the membership!! I emailed and told him my situation and as a BROKE brazilian student and also that dollar are a fortune for us… so Thank You All For The Opportunity !!! I’ll make the best of it!!

  74. Craig in Anchorage

    Alt wie ein Baum?
    Über sieben Brücken schon gegangen?

    Nichts ist unendlich . Wie lange sind Sie fortgegangen?

    Hallo Emanuel,,

    ich merke auf der “About” Seite, daß Sie 35 Jahre alt sind -ABER- aber mit 52 Jahre in Finnland waren und haben schon 70 Jahre Deutsch

    Das finde ich unglaublich toll!!
    Ich bin ein Ami in Alaska .
    Haben Sie die DDR erlebt??
    Ich als Amerikaner kenne viel über die DDR. Und bin ein Ostblockrockfan!!!

    Seid Bereit!
    Immer Bereit!!!!!

    • Ja ich war 9 Jahre alt, als die Mauer gefallen ist, dass heißt, ich war neun Jahre im Sozialismus. Beste Zeit ever :D. Nee, Spaß.
      Aber ich war Jungpionier. Seid bereit ,immer bereit. Woher kennst du das :)?
      Kennst du auch den dämlichen Handgruß dazu?

  75. Craig in Anchorage

    Hallo Emanuel,

    ich sammele gern alte DDR Bücher und nachgemachte DVDs Ich war sogar als junger Student bei der 10 Festival Weltfestspiele der Jugend in Ost Berlin
    1973 für einen Tag. Das war ein prägender Erlebnistag in meinem Leben!!! Alles da hammerhart!

    Ich bin aber kein radikaler böser Typ. Keine Angst :+)

    Ich stöbere die Seiten langsam durch. Leider sehe ich ganz wenig Deutsch. Ist aber typisch für uns.

    Ein Vorschlag und auch eine kleine Frage : Was denkst Du über einen Anhang auf Deine Webseite für deutsche Schlager – alt und neu- mit Text wenn ich es finden kann??
    Diese Musik ist uns völlig unbekannt.

    zB :

    Oh oh, oh oh oh
    Oh oh, oh oh oh

    Komm lass den Ballast zuhaus’, und folge dem Herz
    Es ist ein Kompass, er führt dich her
    Wir haben keine Angst voll abzuheben
    Und dem Leben unsern Takt zu geben

    Oh oh, oh oh oh
    Oh oh, oh oh oh

    Hab die ganze Welt gesehen
    Von Singapur bis Aberdeen
    Wenn du mich fragst wo’s am schönsten war
    Sag ich Sansibar
    Ich hab das Paradies gesehen
    Es war um 1910
    Der Steuermann hatte Matrosen am Mast
    Und den Zahlmeister ha’m die Gonokokken vernascht
    Aber sonst waren wir bei bester Gesundheit

    (Gonokokken auf Eng. “the clap”)

    Mit soz, Gruß aus kaputtem Anchorage!

    • Hey Craig,
      hast du mal einen DDR-Atlas gesehen :)? Das ist ein Geografie-Buch und alles im Westen ist auf den Karten einfach ein graue Fläche. Super lustig.
      Was Schlager angeht… ich habe da GAR keine Ahnung, und es ist auch nicht meine Musik. Es gibt bestimmt Seiten, wo man Texte findet, aber wie gesagt… keine Idee.
      Ich habe übrigens deinen Kommentar gekürzt. Ich darf keine vollen Liedtexte hier haben, wegen Urheberrecht. Da kann ich Probleme kriegen, in Deutschland ist das ziemlich streng. DEshalb habe ich die Texte wegeditiert. Sorry, aber sicher ist sicher :)

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