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Christmas Vocabulary — Weihnachtswortschatz

In Zurich the christmas lights are hanging and the Christmas market (der Weihnachtsmarkt / der Christkindlimarkt) in the main station as well as off the Bahnhofstrasse and at Bellevue have opened and are serving mulled wine and hot apple cider (der Glühwein, der Glühmost) along with gingerbread (der Lebkuchen) and roasted chestnuts (heisse Maroni). We’ve […]

Because there are three words for expressing because in German (denn, weil, da)

Early on in anyone’s German career they will encounter coordinating conjunctions — that is simple joining words that link together two independent clauses. Brilliant! Almost no grammar needed here. Get rid of the full stop and put in your conjunction to link two sentences. The only thing you need to remember is the logic of […]

Wozu diese Wo-Komposita?

Last week we talked about “da-compounds”. This week we’re looking at their cousins the “wo-compounds”. Wo-compounds are used in questions when asking about the object of the preposition (‘for what’, ‘about what’, etc.).  We’ve moved. You’ll find the full article here: http://marathonsprachen.com/wozu-diese-zu-komposita/