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German Advent Calendar Day 15

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Adventskalender Tag 15: Geschenke einpacken

das Geschenk, die Geschenke
das Geschenk, die Geschenke
the present
Geschenke

einpacken
einpacken
a separable verb! = here, to wrap up presents
einpacken

Ich packe Geschenke ein.
Du packst Geschenke ein.
Er packt Geschenke ein.
Sie packt Geschenke ein.
Wir packen Geschenke ein.
Ihr packt Geschenke ein.
Sie packen Geschenke ein.
Sie packen Geschenke ein.

Geschenke einpacken





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German Advent Calendar Day 14

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Adventskalender Tag 14: basteln


basteln
basteln
to craft, do handicrafts
basteln

If you made your Special Someone an Adventskalender by hand this year or if you've made ornaments by hand, that's basteln. One of the best Adventskalender I've ever had was 24 days of basteln. Ausgezeichnet!

basteln





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German Advent Calendar Day 13

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Adventskalender Tag 13: die Kerze



die Kerze
die Kerze
a candle
die Kerze

Candles are very popular in Advent and at Christmas time in Germany. You can buy a regular Kerze or a Duftkerze, a scented candle.

die Kerze





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German Advent Calendar Day 12

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Adventskalender Tag 12: das Pfefferminz



das Pfefferminz
das Pfefferminz
peppermint
das Pfefferminz

The flavor is called das Pfefferminz and the plant itself is called die Pfefferminze. According to Hildegard von Bingen, mint generally supports the stomach and intestines.

das Pfefferminz





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German Advent Calendar Day 11

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Adventskalender Tag 11: die heiße Schokolade



die heiße Schokolade
die heiße Schokolade
hot chocolate
die heiße Schokolade

Good hot chocolate is made with milk (or with soy milk, for those of you who can't drink dairy), and there is a lot of good hot chocolate in the German-speaking countries. Maybe you want to curl up with one tonight?

die heiße Schokolade





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German Advent Calendar Day 10

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Adventskalender Tag 10: der Ingwer



der Ingwer
der Ingwer
ginger
der Ingwer

This is one of the key spices for Lebkuchen, and no surprise that it is, as Hildegard von Bingen thought that ginger would create a good feeling in your stomach. According to her methods, eating Ingwer-Kekse, ginger cookies, is the traditional way to begin a fast.

der Ingwer





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German Advent Calendar Day 9

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Adventskalender Tag 9: der Engel



der Engel
der Engel
the angel
der Engel

Perhaps der Engel that you enjoy thinking about is from the Bible, or perhaps someone who's been an angel to you recently. Or perhaps you want to be an angel to someone and do them a good turn.

der Engel





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German Advent Calendar Day 8

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Adventskalender Tag 8: die Harmonie

die Harmonie
die Harmonie
the harmony
die Harmonie

Die Harmonie can be used in German to talk about musical harmony and also as part of interpersonal relationships.

Perhaps you like the harmony in a particular German Advent or Christmas song? Or perhaps harmony is the one thing you wish for at Christmas time.

die Harmonie





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German Advent Calendar Day 7

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Adventskalender Tag 7: der Lebkuchen



 der Lebkuchen
der Lebkuchen
German style ginger bread
der Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen is sweet, but not sugary, because it's sweetened with honey. Lebkuchen is a big deal in Germany at Christmas time, with every store offering different kinds of it and there are even special collectors tins. The spices are a key ingredient, and two of the key spices are coming up in this Adventskalender, on days 10 and 18.

der Lebkuchen





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German Advent Calendar Day 6

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Adventskalender Tag 6: der Nikolaus und Knecht Ruprecht


 
Heute ist Nikolaustag!

Am 6. Dezember stellen Kinder den Stiefel raus. Der Nikolaus bringt Nikolausgaben, z.B. Obst, Nüsse, Schokolade oder Äpfel. Nikolaus beschenkt die braven Kinder. Aber Nikolaus kommt nicht alleine. In Deutschland kommt er mit Knecht Ruprecht, in Bayern und Österreich mit dem Krampus. Der Krampus ist eine dämonische Gestalt und er bestraft die unartigen Kinder. Oder er verteilt einfach Süßigkeiten.

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