Tag Archives: collocations

You have an opinion so share it… In German.

One of the key things we do with language is express our opinions. Being able to do that in German will help give you the confidence to speak more and through your speaking improve your German. A key place where opinion matters is in politics. In Switzerland politics is always an issue because citizens vote […]

“Zu” is more than a just a preposition — Using zu-constructions

In one of my lessons this week a student asked me about the word “zu”. She knew that zu is a dative preposition and that it means to in English. I was very happy to hear that those facts about zu had stayed with my student. But then I had to give her a little […]

Das Volk des Machens und Fahrens — The things Germans make and drive

German’s call Germany “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (The country of poets and philosophers). Germans speakers should be called “Das Volk des Machens und Fahrens” (the people of making and driving). We’ve moved. You’ll find the full article here: http://marathonsprachen.com/das-volk-des-machens-und-fahrens/