Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2012’

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nach vs. nachdem vs. nachher — what’s the difference?

Anyone learning German should also find that both their logic and English are improving as well. The logic because German sentences are constructed more like mathematical equations and one’s English because you’ll become aware of the different uses of English

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German Cases — Understanding verbs, subjects, and objects

If you’re reading this, you’re under 40 years old, and you’re from an English-speaking country, you probably have at least two things in common with most of the readers of this blog. You’re interested in learning German or improving your

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Paying in German — bezahlen vs. zahlen

Anyone who has visited or lived in the German speaking world will be familiar with this scenario. You popped into a restaurant for something to eat and drink. The food was quite good and the service was, well… it was

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German Letter and E-Mail Writing Formulations

Last week we looked at ways to correctly address letters and write your salutations and conclusions. What we learned was that adjective endings are particularly important for these tasks. This week we’ll look at some key formulations that will be

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