German

An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

An Introduction To Etymology: Eight Great Word Origins

What is etymology, and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words’ delightfully convoluted backstories.
Which Language Should You Learn?

Which Language Should You Learn?

Here are a few unconventional ideas to help you narrow down your list of languages to learn.
German Basics: Resources For Language Learners

German Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Everything we’ve ever written about German, all in one place.
7 Twitter Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning German

7 Twitter Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning German

Who better to learn from than a curmudgeonly satire version of Angela Merkel?
The Best Curse Words In Other Languages

The Best Curse Words In Other Languages

How do you say ‘salty’ in multiple languages?
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
Why Do Some Languages Have A Formal ‘You’?

Why Do Some Languages Have A Formal ‘You’?

In Spanish it’s ‘tú’ and ‘usted,’ in French ‘tu’ and ‘vous,’ and that’s just the start.
How To Talk About Free Time In German

How To Talk About Free Time In German

Whether you spend your free time playing instruments or exercising at the gym, learn how to talk about it in German!
What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Denglish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Every language borrows from others to some extent. But it’s not always appreciated.
Naming The Parts Of The Body In German

Naming The Parts Of The Body In German

There are non-clinical uses for this vocabulary too, you know.
23 Ways To Immerse Yourself In A Language Without Going Anywhere

23 Ways To Immerse Yourself In A Language Without Going Anywhere

You can surround yourself with your target language without having to pay for a plane ticket!
How To Talk About Animals In German

How To Talk About Animals In German

Can you say ‘das Eichhörnchen’ three times fast?
All In The Language Family: The Germanic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Germanic Languages

Which languages belong to the Germanic language family, and how similar are they today? An expert explains.
Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

Does ‘Love’ Mean The Same Thing In Every Language?

In the English language, ‘love’ is a catch-all term for many different kinds of feelings. This is only partly why English speakers are so comfortable slinging it around.