Learning German

How to use “Mahlzeit!” in German
Imagine the following situation: You work in the morning until 1 PM, stand up, go for lunch, and meet a colleague in the hall. He says (...)
August 30, 2014 – Jakub MarianGerman
Map of the percentage of people speaking German in the EU by country
German used to be a very popular language among educated people from all over Europe before the 20th century, but after World War I, and (...)
June 4, 2014 – Jakub MarianGerman, Maps
Germanish – English with German grammar – verbs and pronouns
As a funny mental exercise, I wanted to try to see what English would look like if it used German grammar, but with English vocabulary (...)
April 30, 2014 – Jakub MarianEnglish, German
‘Morgen’, ‘am Morgen’, ‘morgens’ and ‘morgen früh’ in German
These four expressions are a common source of confusion for German learners. The reason is that “Morgen” can be either a noun or an (...)
March 5, 2014 – Jakub MarianGerman
Names of fruits and vegetables in French, Spanish and German with pictures
Learning basic vocabulary in a foreign language can be a dull task. It doesn’t make much sense to go through a long list of translations and to memorize, for example, that “apple = pomme” in French, because you can’t speak a language by translating your mother tongue word for word. (...)
February 22, 2014 – Jakub MarianFrench, German, Spanish

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‘Gut deutsch sprechen’ or ‘gutes Deutsch sprechen’ in German
This is a classical dilemma. Which one is correct? Fortunately, it’s hard to make a mistake here because both “gut deutsch sprechen” and (...)
November 24, 2013 – Jakub MarianGerman
‘Auf der Webseite’ or ‘an der Webseite’ in German
One of the trickiest parts in language learning is translation of prepositions. In German, when there’s something written on a website, (...)
November 4, 2013 – Jakub MarianGerman
The best online resources for translation between English and German
Translating texts between languages often takes more than just translating the words. Some words like “table”, “house”, or “carpet” (...)
October 13, 2013 – Jakub MarianEnglish, German
List of irregular (strong) German verbs
There are many irregular verbs in German, and also many lists of them can be found on the Internet. This one is, however, special in many (...)
May 11, 2013 – Jakub MarianGerman
Names of the letters of the Latin alphabet in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish, and Czech
I learn and speak several languages, but the proper pronunciation of the names of the letters of the standard 26-letter Latin alphabet is (...)
March 12, 2013 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish