German

Should Berlin Be A Bilingual City?

Should Berlin Be A Bilingual City?

Official stats show that around 35 percent of the population, or 1.3 million residents, now have foreign roots. Could Berlin be on its way to becoming an officially bilingual city?
How To Say ‘I Love You’ In 10 Different Languages

How To Say ‘I Love You’ In 10 Different Languages

Have you ever wanted to say “I love you” in French? Or maybe in Italian? Or Spanish? Impress your special someone by professing your love in 10 different languages.
7 German Stereotypes We’re Tired of Hearing

7 German Stereotypes We’re Tired of Hearing

Here are the facts behind some of the most misleading and worn-out German stereotypes.
“Sie” And “Du”: How To Use Them And Avoid A German Faux Pas

“Sie” And “Du”: How To Use Them And Avoid A German Faux Pas

Whether it’s with your in-laws or in the workplace, making the switch from the ‘Sie’ form of address to ‘Du’ is an age-old German dilemma. Here’s how I figured it out.
What’s a Tandem Partner And How Should I Get One?

What’s a Tandem Partner And How Should I Get One?

Simply put, a tandem partner speaks the language you want to practice, and seeks to practice the language you speak. Here’s my advice for finding one.
Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

Quiz: Can You Tell Whether These German Words Are Real Or Fake?

German has lots of great, specific vocabulary. But don’t believe everything you read.
Seven Waves And Red Underwear: 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

Seven Waves And Red Underwear: 6 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around The World

There’s more to New Year’s Eve than simply enjoying a few glasses of something bubbly.
The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

If you’re in danger of running out of cookie recipes to try this holiday season, here’s a list of 12 delicious cookies from other countries.
Here’s Why German Love Songs Are Actually The Best (Seriously)

Here’s Why German Love Songs Are Actually The Best (Seriously)

Surprising as it may sound, German songs are the best when it comes to expressing the emotion of love.
How To Talk About Family In German

How To Talk About Family In German

The nuclear family is a common model in Germany, but it’s definitely not the only one.
How To Apologize In German

How To Apologize In German

No need to overdo it — just keep it short, sweet, and honest.
How To Say ‘What’s Up?’ In 10 Different Languages

How To Say ‘What’s Up?’ In 10 Different Languages

After ‘hello,’ there inevitably comes a ‘what’s up?’.