Sagt man «Viel Glück» oder «Viel Erfolg»?
Wishing someone "good luck" in German often goes one of two ways--either "Viel Glück!" or "Viel Erfolg!" Which one you use depends on what you want to say. It's part of the entire cultural aspect of luck, and Germans have specific ways in which they try to find luck.
Today you'll learn how to give these wishes in German and what marzipan has to do with all of it.
How to find good luck in Germany
If you need some luck and you see a Schornsteinfeger (a chimney sweep), then do what I did the o…
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…
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…
What does "Fingerspitzengefühl" mean?
This untranslatable German word is one of my favorites, and I hope it becomes one of yours, too!
You'll learn the meaning of Fingerspitzengefühl and there are plenty of repetitions of it so you can get used to pronouncing it.
It's a long word!
You'll learn the meaning of Fingerspitzengefühl in English and you'll learn when to use it in German.
Reference for the sensitivity of fingertips: https://asknature.org/strategy/fingertips-increase-sensitivity-to-touch/
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…
- A1 (68)
- A2 (53)
- B1 (44)
- B2 (21)
- C1 (20)
- Deutsch lernen (77)
- Einkaufen (14)
- Essen (12)
- Grammatik (21)
- Hören (12)
- Landeskunde und Kultur (49)
- Lesen (11)
- Musik (5)
- Nachrichten (4)
- Podcast (70)
- Pronunciation (3)
- Schreiben (3)
- Schwäbisch (4)
- Spiele und Spaß (Games and Fun) (11)
- Sprechen (12)
- Vokabeln (36)
- Video (10)