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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difference between essen and fressen
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Difference Between Essen and Fressen

Both words mean “to eat”, but the difference between essen and fressen is in who (or what) is doing the eating. Essentially the verb ‘fressen’ is used when talking about animals eating, not ‘essen’, which applies to people: Menschen essen, Tiere fressen. Fressen, as a synonym of eating when referenced to a person …

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Das Jahr geht zu Ende

The song “Das Jahr geht zu Ende” (The Year Comes to an End) by Rolf Zuckowski is  a popular and classic tune for German families at this time of year. Rolf Zuckowski is one of the most famous and best loved children’s singer-songwriters in Germany, with Das Jahr geht zu Ende taken from …

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kids Kraftwerk Roboter cover
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Kraftwerk Cover Video Goes Intergalatic

A German primary school class has become a YouTube sensation in covering the iconic song “Die Roboter”  or “The Robots” by legendary electronic band Kraftwerk. Suited and (re)booted in homemade cardboard robot outfits, 16 children from Lemmchen Grundschule in Mainz-Mombach performed Kraftwerk’s 1978 song under the direction of their teacher, Lars Reimers. Taken from Kraftwerk’s “The Man-Machine” …

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german stammtisch
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German Stammtisch – Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Image: digital cat German Stammtisch – An Informal Meeting for German Learners & Speakers. German Stammtisch, language circles, happy hours and conversation groups all have one thing in common: practicing and enjoying German in an informal setting. German conversational groups usually meet in private homes, pubs or restaurants in places …

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Morgenmuffel German Word
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Morgenmuffel – Or How Not To Wake Up In The Morning

Morgenmuffel Meaning Morgen means “morning,” and a Muffel is a grumpy, sullen person. Some blame the Monday morning blues while others blame an individual’s outlook on life. Usually there is no definitive reason for waking up in a grumpy mood. You just do. For those of us whose first language …

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