How many cities can you name that have been split down the middle with a wall, house one of the most stunning and disquieting Holocaust memorials, and some of the coolest nightclubs you’ve ever been to? The sprawling metropolis of Berlin is a city where you can find fields, lakes and grass as well as […]
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The World Cup is on and countries break out celebrated chants for their teams in all native languages. You may think you know what you’re hearing (“Go team, go”) but translations reveal chants range from poetic and impassioned (“Sing and don’t cry”) to hilarious and rowdy (“With lukewarm tequila, we’ll be champions”).
If you want to join in with the World Cup, and use it as an opportunity to learn a language along the way, listening to commentary in a different language can get you started.
Whether their linguistic skills result from romantic encounters, multicultural upbringings, or pure passion for learning, these world-famous celebrities have mastered foreign languages. Can you guess which lovely performer speaks more than five?
Germany is one of the most beautiful counties I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Within one city you can find the most amazing mixture of new and old architecture, museums devoted to some of the darkest periods of history, light-hearted coffee houses, and street entertainers mixed in with underground pubs. If you find yourself […]
If your aim is to be able to speak German like a native, then you’ll need a firm grasp on colloquial and everyday speech. Often these things are learned later on in the language learning process, once you know your grammar and comprehension. But it’s always handy to have a few sayings and expressions under […]
Like many countries in Europe, Germany may seem to have a rather more relaxed view towards child safety than other places. Germany is a very safe country, with low crime rates, so there isn’t too much to worry about. However, though children aren’t coddled, there are still health and safety laws to follow and dangers […]
You’re probably familiar with the big question of whether, in the modern world where contact with other countries is not only possible, but necessary, we should have a common language between us – and if we should, what should it be? But even within the same country there is often a question of whether the […]
Gestures, hand signals, and body language can be a minefield for the uninitiated and a potential cause for misunderstandings and offence when visiting a different culture. Many societies attach meanings to a range of actions, and you do not want to fall foul of good manners and make a slip when in Germany. Whether you […]
Germany’s third-largest city and capital of Bavaria, Munich, may not immediately seem particularly child-friendly, but there are plenty of activities that make for a fun family day out. From zoos and museums to boating in the park or flying across a stadium on a zip-wire, there’s something for a sunny day or a rainy day […]