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  • 2023
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    2023
    (Why do you keep looking for this? Please leave a comment, so I can help)
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  • anfangen vs. beginnen
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    Both mean "to start", "to begin"
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  • bekommen vs. erhalten
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    Both can mean "to receive". "erhalten" sounds more formal and is used less in this sense. (It has other meanings, though.)
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  • ChatGPT Tools
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    Learning Tools based on ChatGPT AI
    (Check the "read more" section to find the tools.)
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  • darum daran
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    Looking for differences between da-words makes no sense. Stop it! It will lead you nowhere.
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  • das vs. dass
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    Both mean "that". If you can put in "which" instead, it's "das".
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  • denn vs. weil
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    both mean "because" but structure and usage differ.
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  • dennoch vs. trotzdem
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    Both mean the same. "dennoch" is just less common and sounds a bit fancy.
    (Stick with "trotzdem" in daily life.)
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  • Discount Codes
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    Smart move!
    (Try out "dictionary" as a code and see what happens.)
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  • fehlen vs. vermissen
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    to be missing vs. to miss someone/something
    ("vermissen" is what you do with things or beings that are not there. "fehlen" is what the things do.)
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  • Adjective Endings
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    Adjektivendungen
    (German adjectives get different endings depending on gender and case. Usually a confusing topic, but with my approach, you can get up to 80% without any of them stupid tables.)
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  • German Advent Calendar
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    Epic Article Series
    (Knowledge, fun, quizzes, play, deep insight and lots of nonsense.)
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  • German Prefixes Explained
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    Explaining Prefixes, one at a time.
    (One of the coolest series at Yourdailygerman :))
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  • haben vs sein
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    Verbs past tense
    (This is a question about German past tense. Check out my grammar series on past tense or enter "spoken past" in the dictionary and check the related articles.)
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  • Infinitive with zu
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    Using "zu" or "um zu" in German.
    (A really common problem and very easy to solve if you work with questions. Check out my video with the one and only Easy German and my article.)
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  • kennen vs. wissen
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    The easiest rule of thumb is "wissen" is for sentences, and "kennen" is for nouns and names.
    (More info in the article.)
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  • mögen, gern, gefallen - the difference
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    "gern" is for verbs, "mögen" is deeper and more long lasting, "gefallen" is more about appearance.
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  • Prefix Verbs Explained
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    One of the most popular series ever. In each episode, we look at one prefix verb in detail and despair over what it means and why. I know this entry look like crap. I'm working in this portion of the dictionary :)
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  • Renew Membership
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    Great idea :)
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  • sprechen über vs besprechen
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    Not real difference besides the grammar. "besprechen" sounds a little more technical, and is probably more common in "unemotional" contexts.
    (- Wir besprechen ein Thema. - Wir sprechen über ein Thema.)
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  • The Position of "nicht"
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    My enlightening mini-series about the position of nicht.
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  • trotzdem vs obwohl
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    "trotzdem" is an adverb, "obwohl" is a subordinating conjunction.
    (Learners often think they're synonyms because dictionaries list "though" as translation for both of them. But the two words have completely different grammatical functions in German.)
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  • verschieden vs unterschiedlich
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    "verschieden" is more about A being different to B and C. "unterschiedlich" is more about "variable" or "divers". They do overlap, though.
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  • viel vs sehr
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    "viel" measures quantity, "sehr" measures "intensity"
    (For more, check my articles in the details.)
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  • von vs aus
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    when used in the sense of "from"
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  • wann vs wenn
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    "wann" is a question word, "wenn" is "in the moment when" and "in case"
    (Check out the article linked under details for more.)
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  • wo-word
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    wo-compounds
    (The counterpart to the German da-words. English has them as well, (wherein, whereof,...) but German has ALL of them and they're actually used. Either as question words with preposition or as "free" relative pronoun.)
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  • wohnen vs leben
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    "wohnen" is about your habitat, "leben" is about living.
    ("leben" can be used for "wohnen", if you're talking about living in cities or countries or even streets, so there, they're pretty much interchangeable.)
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  • Word of The Day
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    Best series ever - Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime... they all want it, but they can't have it.
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  • zu vs. um zu
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    Using "zu" or "um zu" in German.
    (A really common problem and very easy to solve if you work with questions. Check out my video with the one and only Easy German and my article.)
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