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The right German listening practice can help you avoid every German learner’s nightmare.

You know the one.

You’ve arrived in Berlin, buying a Fahrkarte (train ticket) to your hotel.

You reach the ticket counter and the employee says something to …

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The letters Ä, Ö and Ü look so similar to A, O and U

Can’t we just pronounce them the same?

I think you know the answer.

Tempting as it might be, you can’t simply ignore those little dots—the …

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There are people who like to stop and smell the roses.

Then there are people who mow down the roses as they race to their destination.

While it’s great to be able to savor life and take things slow, in …

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A new house, a new town and new faces…

Moving can be both scary and exciting!

If you’re preparing to move—or just want to unpack a new type of German vocabulary—our list of terms for moving in German is …

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The beer hall in Munich is dazzling.

High ceilings soar over crowded tables of patrons chatting enthusiastically with tall steins of beer.

You go up to the counter and say, in German, “I would like a beer.”

Simple, right?

But …

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“Ich möchte eine Kuh sein.” (I would like to be a cow.)

I’ll always remember what my friend told me about his career goal.

“Wie bitte?” (What?), I said, trying to contain my laughter, and failing.

“Oh! I …

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We’d all love to install the German language straight into our brains.

But I’m not holding my breath for that leap in technology.

We don’t even really have self-driving cars yet.

In the meantime, installing quality German learning apps to

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Once upon a time, in a far away land, there lived a curious student who wished to learn German.

With a trusty German textbook in one hand and FluentU in the other, this knowledge-seeking apprentice journeyed far and wide, becoming …

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As the famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

We could not agree more, and this idea has even been confirmed by science (as we shall see in the next section).

Music gets us …

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Remember Battleship, Chutes and Ladders and Operation?

Put those right out of your mind.

Board games around the world these days are detailed, sophisticated and endlessly re-playable.

And nowhere is that more true than in Germany.

German board games are …

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