German Advent Calendar Day 4
Adventskalender Tag 4: die Lichterkette
German Advent Calendar Day 3
Adventskalender Tag 3: Plätzchen backen
German Advent Calendar Day 2
Adventskalender Tag 2: Schlittschuhlaufen
German Advent Calendar Day 1
Adventskalender Tag 1: der Winter
German Advent Calendar 2022
Affordable Swiss Watches for Women and Men
Die Uhr means "the watch."
Die Schweiz means Switzerland.
I think not.
In seriousness, though, I grew up with the preconception that all Swiss watches were extraordinarily expensive. Sehr teuer.
Then I discovered this Swiss watch company and discovered that you CAN buy a high quality, Swiss watch for under $500.
Jowissa is a Swiss watchmaking company
Jowissa is also an independent, family-owned business in its third generation. I grew up in a family-owned bu…
How and How Much to Tip in Germany
Giving a tip in German is ein Trinkgeld geben or simply Trinkgeld geben.
It's different from the US, and in this episode you'll learn:
- how much to tip for a coffee
- how much to tip for an inexpensive, sit-down lunch
- how much to tip for a nicer dinner out
And you'll learn what to say when you give the tip.
A lot of people ask me this question, and if they have an idea of the answer, it's usually a vague "You round up, right?"
That's actually pretty close!
How to tip for coffee:
11 Interesting and Important Facts About Austria
This month clients in the group classes and private lessons are learning about Austria. They have access to an online lesson with typical Austrian phrases and expressions and we also had a Konversationskurs, a Conversation Class, all about Austria.
Here you get to learn some of what my clients have learned about Austria this month, including how to pronounce Österreich.
Die Krimmler Wasserfälle (The Health Secret!) https://www.austria.info/en/wellbeing-nature/lakes-mountains/krimml-w…
How do you "Tell your folks I says hi" in German?
Ope! Almost forgot to tell you this important thing about greetings in the Germanic cultures.
Although we have loads of people with German heritage in Wisconsin, and Charlie Berens has taught us the brilliance of the phrase "Tell your folks I says hi," here, this custom doesn't require as many elements as in the Germanic countries.
There, in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, it's different. And it's important. It's an important cultural custom that gets overlooked frequently if you don't know…
Which German Dictionaries are Good for Learners: Books, Websites, and Apps
Learning how to use a German-English dictionary effectively is one of the single skills which can really help support you in your German learning adventure.
German learners frequently ask: Which German-English dictionary should I buy? Is it worth buying the big one? How do I know which dictionary will be right for me? Are the online German dictionaries better?
In this blog post/podcast episode, I'll guide you step-by-step through which dictionary you can/should use as a beginner through the el…