Why Do People Learn German?
There are a whole host of reasons for learning German, however when I asked my readers, they responded with new and different reasons.
Here are 5 different reasons people learn German (out of the many reasons featured in this episode), in no particular order:
Ich liebe deutsche Musik. (I love German music.)
Die Deutschen sind praktisch und das finde ich gut. (Germans are practical and I think that's good.)
Sprache ist für mich eine große Herausforderung. (German is a big challeng…
Nine Year Anniversary German With Nicole.com!
Nine Years of GermanWithNicole.com!
Although I've taught German since 2010, I've only taught privately and online since 2013. (Wellllll, it may have actually been 2012, but this was a chance development in my life that turned into a business, so if you won't tell anybody, I won't.)
Today you'll hear
two short numbers exercises in German,
a thank you in German followed by the same text in English,
and then five fantastic German words I've come across in the past few years.
How to Say Ukraine and in the Ukraine, Ukranian in German
How to say (the) Ukraine/in the Ukraine in German, plus how to say Ukranians, women and men, and more.
The text of this podcast is below.
There is also a free PDF download for you here, it contains all of the vocabulary words from the blog text/episode.
If you have another question about how to say something in the Ukraine, please scroll down and leave your question as a comment. I'll respond within 24-48 hours.
die Ukraine – the name of the country, with an …
2 Simple Reasons Why You Should Learn German Swear Words
(Note: There are no swear words in this post.)
Are you surprised that you should learn German swear words? You shouldn’t be.
What German language lover or German learner doesn't want to learn German swear words?!
German, like every language, has its own profanity.
It's plain offensive.
So why would I teach you swear words in German? Why would I enable you to potentially offend someone?!
There are two reasons why it's actually a good idea to learn German swear words, and they're going to ma…
7 Funny German Words and Their Meanings
There are so many funny words in German and sometimes their meanings are straight-forward, sometimes they are words we might wish we had as English speakers!
Here are 7 funny German words, including two funny German words for animals (real or imagined?!), with slow pronunciation and the meanings of the words.
This episode is great for learners at the A1, A2, and B1 levels.
What is the Best Way to Learn German vocabulary?
Yes, German vocabulary learning is the featured topic right now because the most important part of learning German is learning how to learn it.
Vocabulary learning is a HUGE part of that!
This is what you'll hear in this episode:
A realization a client of mine had about learning.
The answer to: should you use pencil and paper or an app?
Three ideas to put fresh wind in your sails for vocab learning.
Me getting up on my soap box about "the end-all, be-all method of lea…
5 Myths on How to Learn German Vocabulary-Busted!
A lot of what you might read on the internet on how to learn German vocabulary words is really a lot of hot air & hooey.
In this episode we'll bust 5 myths on vocabulary learning and give you a clearer picture of why vocabulary learning is important.
After all, if you don't know what the words mean...you'll be up a creek without a paddle.
The 5 Myths:
You only need to learn 3,000 words to truly speak German!
Vocabulary isn't as important as grammar.
Learning vocabulary is as bo…
German in 2021: ein Rückblick (a retrospect)
What did we cover in German in 2021?
Really a lot!
From the podcast episodes to blog posts, and in each week of the Weekly German Practice, we covered a huge amount of material this year!
It's good to take a step back from time to time and to 'zoom out' so you can see the big picture.
Once you do that, you'll see exactly how much progress you've made this year, and I hope this episode is helpful.
PLUS you'll hear a run-down of all the countries that listeners to this podcast live in.
German Christmas Markets
Visiting a German Christmas Market is a true feast for the senses. It may forever change your expectations of the holiday season.
In this episode you'll learn about:
the main point of the Weihnachtsmarkt
who to go with
the various beverages available
what you can eat there
what you can shop for there
I might not be able to bring you a Weihnachtsmarkt, but I can bring you an Adventskaffee (an Advent coffee hour) plus a booklet of holiday-themed puzzles for German le…
7 Holiday Greetings in German, from Hanukkah through Christmas and into the New Year
Holidays mean greetings.
In Germany that means many holiday greetings. For different people.
When do you say what to whom?
Learn in this episode of the GermanWithNicole.com Podcast:
How to wish someone a nice Advent in German
How to say Happy Hannukah in German
How to say Good Yule in German
How to say Happy Holidays in German
How to say Merry Christmas in German
How to say Happy New Year in German
and a couple more.
AND you'll learn when to say which g…