Weihnachten steht vor der Tür und ich frage mich, ob es etwas Deutsches an Weihnachten gibt. Soweit ich weiß, wurde Jesus nicht in Deutschland geboren, Weihnachtslieder und –motive kommen aus… [Continue Reading]
“Wanderlust” is one of the few German words that have made it into the English language. It appears in dictionaries and is used in intellectual circles. “Wanderlust” as well as “Fernweh” describe the desire to leave one’s home to discover places one has never been to before. Going abroad to spend a year or two studying is already a sizeable challenge for a young person. To leave family and friends who have accompanied you throughout your whole life changes your personality and attitude towards life……
There are a few things that we don’t like so much about learning languages – one of which is learning vocabulary and repeating this procedure again and again. Of course, it’s an indispensable part of studying, but it can be tiring and frustrating. bab.la has just launched a new Vocabulary Lessons feature which we would like to recommend to you. It’s a collection of free online flashcard exercises for everyone.
With the triumph of the internet and sharing websites such as Youtube, copyright violations have increased dramatically. Sometimes those sharing files don’t even know that they are committing a crime.
We’ve heard it a thousand times. The traditional family is going south, online dating agencies have replaced the old-fashioned ways of getting to know someone and people in many countries are marrying later in life. Not to mention having children.
Learning languages is the key to other cultures, making friends from around the world and a life without boredom. Making mistakes is an inevitable part of learning and using another language. Probably the best way to deal with the uncomfortable feeling of sounding like a fool when trying to say something important is to not take oneself too seriously.
Wenn wir nicht sicher wissen würden, was mit den Straßenschildern auf den Fotos passiert ist, dann könnte es so aussehen, als hätten einige Deutsche die Nase voll von ihrem Saubermann-… [Continue Reading]