I found a very useful web page for those of you learning German or indeed any other language.
Some of you may recall back in August 2016 I embarked on an intensive German language learning home tuition experience with Sprachinstitut Treffpunkt-Online in the beautiful Bavarian city of Bamberg. There I spent two weeks living in the beautiful home of my native host teacher doing one-on-one lessons all day, Monday to Friday as well as going on leisure activities with my hosts at weekends.
For those of you who might be struggling, here is a very useful little video produced by the Deutsches Weininstitut (German Wine Institute) on how to pronounce the various German wine terms and their meanings:
Their website which has a host of information on German wines in general, and happily it is in English. Find out more about the Deutsches Weininstitut (German Wine Institute).
One of the most daunting aspects when coming to live in Germany is what to do when medical problems occur. Continue reading “Finding English-Speaking Doctors, Dentists and Opticians in Germany”
This YouTube video gives a great explanation as to why English is considered to be a Germanic language, even though to most people it has more in common with French.
Here’s a couple of screenshots from my iPhone showing the apps which are currently helping me on my German learning journey.
My favourites are Lingvist and Duolingo, both of which have free content. Speak and Translate costs a few Euros but is great as you can speak into it and it will translate what you have said.
Do Germans have a sense of humour? This can be the subject of a very long debate, but the BBC Travel website has gone to some lengths in explaining things in a very interesting article titled “Why people think Germans aren’t funny”.
The article gives some very plausible explanations as to why German humour isn’t funny to English speakers and vice versa. Click here to go to the article.
The Germans like to stick words together to make even longer words. Here is a German video which actually picks fun at that. It’s hilarious even if you don’t understand it!
Many German words can be a bit of a mouthful for foreigners to pronounce. Happily, we can take comfort from the fact that there are some English words that the Germans find challenging, as you will see in this video.