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The German Alphabet: Letters, Spelling & Pronunciation

English descends from Proto-Germanic, the same ancestor that birthed the modern German language. Ergo, it should come as no surprise that both the English and German languages have plenty in common. Aside from the fact that both languages share plenty of words together, their grammar can be quite similar. More importantly, these two West Germanic …

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Donnerwetter in English: Here’s What it Really Means

What is the Meaning of Donnerwetter in English? Donnerwetter literally translates as ‘thunder weather’ into English. That said, “Donnerwetter” can mean one of four things in English: Thunderstorm, a heated argument, an outcry of anger or a cry of admiring astonishment.   Donnerwetter as thunderstorm Donnerwetter is an obsolete term for ‘thunderstorm.’ In German, if …

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The Very Best German Sayings…EVER!

Welcome, Linguaholics! Today we will take a deep dive into German sayings…and there is definitely a lot to be explored here! If your native language is English, some of these sayings might sound familiar while others most certainly won’t ring a bell. So, without further ado, let’s get right to the point! We will start …

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