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.
If you'd like to wish some one "good luck," then go with "Viel Glück!" It really is like wishing them luck--because you're unsure how the result may turn out.
However, just like in English, it's also possible to say, sarcastically, "Good luck with that!" Then you also use "Viel Glück!" and if you want to add extra emphasis to the fact that …
Fünfzehn Synonyme für Geld
Für Geld gibt es im Deutschen gaaanz viele Wörter. Wie viele kennen Sie schon?
There are sooo many words for "Geld" (Money) in German. How many do you know already?
Nehmen Sie sich eine Minute und schreiben Sie so viele Wörter für Geld, die Sie kennen. Mit diesen drei können Sie anfangen:
Geld, Cash, Kohle ...
Also, hier gibt's einige, sowie eine kurze Erklärung zu den jeweiligen Vokabeln.
Here are a few synonyms, as well as a short explanation to each of these vocabulary words.
Viel oder viele?
"Viel" oder "Viele"? Gute Frage!
It depends on whether or not you're speaking about something that can be counted. For example:
viel Zeit - lots of time. Time in general cannot be counted. (You can count hours, but not time itself.)
viele Menschen - many people. People can be counted.
Erfolg (success) is another example of something that cannot be counted. Certain things, yes, like finishing a degree or obtaining your driver's license, can be counted, sure, however they are very specific eve…
"Gern" oder "gerne"?
"Das mache ich gern."
"Ich gehe gern schwimmen."
"Das mache ich gerne."
"Ich gehe gerne schwimmen."
Was ist eigentlich der Unterschied?! Sagt man eigentlich "gern" oder "gerne"? Gute Frage!
Man kann entweder "gern" oder "gerne" sagen--es macht praktisch keinen Unterschied. Je nach dem, was Sie sagen wollen, können Sie frei wählen, ob Sie "gern" oder "gerne" sagen möchten.
You can use either "gern" or "gerne" in German, it doesn't really make a difference. Depending on the sente…
It's German Week at ALDI! - Oktoberfest
ALDI is a world-wide discount supermarket store from Germany and they offer a limited amount of offerings for very low prices. Every week they have a different special on special purchase items, so check their weekly ad to find out what the specials are.
From what I've been able to discover, ALDI has German Week four times a year, so once a quarter. One of these times it's Oktoberfest - products imported from Germany to help you celebrate on this side of the big pond.
ALDI has their own brands…
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5 Ways to Re-Use Your German & Learn More in the Process
There is one key ingredient to students who learn the most in their German lessons: they repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.
My first German teacher was (and surely still is) an excellent instructor. She told me if I wanted to learn a new word in German, I'd have to use it 28 times.
28 times!! That's a lot of repetition. (If that's an average, sometimes it goes faster--say 20 repetitions, and sometimes it takes longer, say 40 repet…
wohnen vs. leben
IKEA Germany advertises with a catchy slogan:
Wohnst du noch, oder lebst du schon?
Are you still living, or are you already living?
This works in German since wohnen ≠ leben. But the difference is significant. Here's how to tell the difference between wohnen and leben and which one to use when.
"wohnen" is used for short-term situations.
"Ich wohne bei meinen Eltern" ...because I'm at home for the summer.
"Ich wohne bei einer Freundin" ...because I'm waiting for m…
kennen vs. wissen
"Kennen" is not the same as "wissen" and it can be very confusing trying to tell the two apart.
Here you will learn what "kennen" means, what "wissen" means, and finally how to tell the difference.
There are example sentences, too, and I highly recommend you grab your German notebook and write them down so you can refer back to them later.
Ich kenne... is for things you can get to know. You might not have always known your German friend Marius, however you got to know him once, which …
End of an Era at Aldi
The brothers Albrecht founded the discount chain Aldi in Germany after World War II. Now, four years after his brother Theo, Karl Albrecht has passed away, signaling the end of the first generation at Aldi.
The brand Aldi has grown to become a world-wide chain of discount stores, with their own Aldi-branded products and efficient store layouts, with weekly specials on special purchases--a different theme every week.
One of the things the brothers Albrecht were best known for was their incredib…
Typical German Music: Schlager!
Schlager is a form of music unique to German--it's its own genre. Comprised mainly of catchy tunes (that lead to ear worms), straight-forward forms and uncomplicated texts, you can hear Schlager at Oktoberfest, pretty much any Karneval celebration anywhere in Germany, and of course on German television.
You can easily dance to it and it's a good bet that you can dance with your kids to it and not worry about the texts.
A lot of Schlager shows are shown on TV in the evenings and are recorded p…