Whether you think it’s ‘rural’ or ‘fünfhundertfünfundfünfzig,’ the most difficult word to pronounce is mostly relative to where you’re sitting.
Like. Umm. Ah. Filler words aren’t just there to make you sound clumsy. They’re also an important part of natural speech, and they can help you sound more fluent in another language.
If you could only learn a handful of descriptive words in a new language, what would they be? Here are the most common adjectives in Spanish, French, German and Italian — and some tips on how to use them.
German and English share common roots, but there are tons of false cognates you’ll need to sidestep if you want to avoid embarrassment. Here are 12 of the most amusing (and kinda NSFW) German false friends.
Which “German” words do you use that would sound totally strange to any native German speaker? Find out, and learn some German grammar along the way!