Pinkelpause english translation
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Pinkelpause

The German language is full of surprises. And while the phrase “meine kleine Pinkelpause” may sound cute, you probably might want to consider using another form of endearment for your sweetheart given that Pinkelpause is in fact German for “toilet break”. For one German employee however, what should have been …

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Witz Zwei: Thanks, But No Thanks

Still trying to figure out what to get all the little ones on your Christmas list? While we all know that it’s a blessing to get anything, the truth is, there are certain gifts that most parents would rather you give someone else. Peter ruft seine Tante an: “Ich danke …

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German Christmas joke
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Witz Eins: Pigs, Helicopters and Fire Engines

With just under two weeks to go until Christmas I thought it would be fun to bring some festive cheer into learning German. So, here we go with “Witz Eins” or “Joke One”. The translation is below so no peeking – Santa is watching! Du fährst mit dem Auto und hältst …

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driving in Germany
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Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen? Driving in Germany

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen or “speed limits” have been a controversial topic for years in Germany. While there are speed limits on sections of the German motorway system, on about 60% of the autobahn network drivers can, in theory at least, go as fast as they like. Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen is one of those German words that …

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Most Popular Baby Names in Germany 2016

Marie and Elias have topped the list of last year’s most popular baby names in Germany. A list of the most popular names for boys and girls was recently published by der Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache (the Society for German Language). The name Marie has held the top spot for …

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news in simple German
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Daily News in Simple German – Learning German Online

News in Simple German – Easy as Eins, Zwei, Drei! If you are a beginner to the German language or looking to improve your language skills, you might think you’re stuck with certain designated reading material. While books are essential for getting with grips with the Grammatik und Wortschatz (grammar …

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