Listening Comprehension – Bulgaria

Hello everyone,

and welcome. I know it’s hot…. well.. at least in Berlin it is. But you are ready for an epidose of

Listening Comprehension 

And yes… epidose is a word now. It’s a mix of epic and dose :).
This time, I’ll tell you a bit about my stay in Bulgaria. I was there a few weeks ago because … but hey, just hear for yourself ;)

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Word of the Day – “schützen”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today, we’ll take a look at the whats and wheres of German verb for to protect.

schützen

 

Hmmm… whats and wheres… is that even a thing in English?
Anyway, the verb to protect is related to the German word die Decke and has no connections to schützen. But schützen does have English relatives.
So I thought it might be fun to give you guys the option to guess, before reading the article.
And then I thought it might be even more fun to do a little poll… so we can see what you as readers think as a whole :).

Which of these words is related to "schützen"

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Can’t wait to check the results.
But now let’s jump right into schützen.

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Word of the Day – “verschwinden”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time, we’ll take a quick look at the meaning of

verschwinden

 

And to give you a real life example… imagine you’re finally having the first date with your crush, you’re having really good conversations and it is going really well and then you suddenly let go a really noisy fart.
The urge you feel in that moment, the thing you want to do… that’s verschwinden.
“Erase my date’s short term memory?”
Uh… no… the other thing.
“Turn back time  and prevent myself from eating that onion-bean-salad?”
NO… I mean to disappear. That’s what I want to do.
“But Emanuel, that’s the least productive option. Because if you disappear, the date will be over and you’ll be all alone in your bed.”
Hmmmmmmm… good point. Maybe that’s why I was single for so long #singletear
But hey, let’s not waste time with dating tips and jump into our topic instead…

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Adjective Endings Exercise – No Pain, No Gain

Hello everyone,

and welcome. Please put away all your textbooks and phones because today is surprise test!
And the topic will be… 

Adjective Endings

Oh no, please! We didn’t prepare.”
Quiet! No one cares!
You had more than enough time to read my mini series with my patented system.

And DON’T you think that you can just read those three articles now. Now, you have to take the test.
And just so you know… if you fail, you have to start German again from ZERO.
Sounds good?
“No, it doesn’t!”
Yeah, whatever…. whining won’t help you!
Jump in!

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