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Do you love German and also find it maddeningly frustrating? If so, you're in the right place. Whether you're brand new to German, you're returning to it, or you've been learning German for years, you'll discover new words and phrases, new ideas, and new inspiration for your German learning adventure. GermanWithNicole.com is Your anchor on the stormy seas of German learning.™
 
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What is German Sentence Structure? It's hard, that's what it is. You've got structures with dative, structures with the accusative, sentences with dass and with the passive voice. You need examples, you need it in a PDF, you need translations. Good news: it's all right here in the A1-A2-B1 German Sentence Structure Guide. In it you'll see 5 pages o…
 
There are a whole host of reasons for learning German, however when I asked my readers, they responded with new and different reasons. Here are 5 different reasons (out of the many reasons featured in this episode), in no particular order: Ich liebe deutsche Musik. (I love German music.) Die Deutschen sind praktisch und das finde ich gut. (Germans …
 
Nine Years of GermanWithNicole.com! Although I've taught German since 2010, I've only taught privately and online since 2013. (Wellllll, it may have actually been 2012, but this was a chance development in my life that turned into a business, so if you won't tell anybody, I won't.) Today you'll hear two short numbers exercises in German, a thank yo…
 
This one's about authenticity and integrity. Part 3: 8. You only have to follow two rules in my classroom. 9. You will encounter authentic elements of Germanic culture, not terrible clichés. 10. You'll learn real German. 11. You won't ever have to put up with me becoming a poser making myself into a social media influencer. German National Athem (s…
 
Yep, still more differences between me and other German teachers. Ganz genau. Part 2: 5. Not everyone learns German the same way, people need to receive the information in different ways, thus I will utilize every tool, resource, perspective, and analogy I can possibly think of to assist you in understanding German and learning how to speak it. 6. …
 
This three-part series is great for you if you are still trying to figure out just how I (Frau Warner) am different from other German teachers. Part 1: I'm not a native German speaker, I'm a German learner who became a German teacher. I'm a Third Culture Adult. (If you've spent any significant amount of time in a German-speaking country or have (a)…
 
The full text of this episode is available on the blog post, and there is a free PDF there with the vocabulary words on it. Simply click the link in the blog post to download the PDF. https://www.germanwithnicole.com/blog/how-to-say-ukraine-and-in-the-ukraine-in-german ******** Download your free A1-A2-B1 German Sentence Structure Guide: All the se…
 
Everybody wants to know how to say German swear words. But some people want to know why they should learn them if they're not going to use them. There are two simple reasons why you should what what German swear words are, and both reasons will make good sense to you. I swear. ;-) (There are no swear words in this episode, though. Keepin' it classy…
 
There are so many funny words in German and sometimes their meanings are straight-forward, sometimes they are words we might wish we had as English speakers! Here are 7 funny German words, including two funny German words for animals (real or imagined?!), with slow pronunciation and the meanings of the words. This episode is great for learners at t…
 
Yes, German vocabulary learning is the featured topic right now because the most important part of learning German is learning how to learn it. Vocabulary learning is a HUGE part of that! This is what you'll hear in this episode: A realization a client of mine had about learning. The answer to: should you use pencil and paper or an app? Three ideas…
 
A lot of what you might read on the internet on how to learn German vocabulary words is really a lot of hot air & hooey. In this episode we'll bust 5 myths on vocabulary learning and give you a clearer picture of why vocabulary learning is important. After all, if you don't know what the words mean...you'll be up a creek without a paddle. The 5 Myt…
 
What did we cover in German in 2021? Here's a list of topics we covered, which you'll hear in the podcast today, plus a bunch of links so you can do your homework. ;-) trennbare Verben How to Use Separable Verbs in German Learn German Separable Verbs Separable Verbs in German: an Exercise (the most relaxing separable verbs exercise on the interwebs…
 
Visiting a German Christmas Market is a true feast for the senses and it may forever change your expectations of the holiday season. In this episode you'll learn about: the main point of the Weihnachtsmarkt who to go with the various beverages available what you can eat there what you can shop for there I might not be able to bring you a Weihnachts…
 
Germans love their greetings (you've noticed, ja?) and the holidays are here. In chronological order you'll learn with this episode: How to wish someone a nice Advent in German How to say Happy Hannukah in German How to say Good Yule in German How to say Happy Holidays in German How to say Merry Christmas in German How to say Happy New Year in Germ…
 
Niveau A1 + a great story Learning to say thank you and you're welcome in German is really important, as it's part of good manners in German culture and it's also really easy to learn. Danke. = Thank you. Bitte. = You're welcome. But do you hesitate to say them? I used to hesitate, too, until I attended a soccer game (Schalke 04 - Glück auf!) and t…
 
Some of the best German words without translations to English are missing from all those clickbait lists you can find all over the internet. One of the best German words is the word "schräg." "Schräg" doesn't appear on those lists, and it's high time you learn it! In this episode you'll learn what schräg means how to pronounce schräg and how to use…
 
How do you tell your friend you're going to see her soon in German? There are so many choices, and in German they're not direct translations. In fact, so many German learners get this wrong, I use this topic as a barometer to tell me how well someone speaks German. Today we'll break down and put together the many forms of: Bis bald! Bis später! Bis…
 
There are several key differences when we consider how German culture differs from US culture. It's way more than bread, beer, and other clichés. In this episode we'll explore three cultural differences based on the Hofstede Insights, which are extraordinarily helpful in comparing cultural values. https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-compariso…
 
B1, B2, C1, C2 The Brothers Grimm are famous for their collections of fairy tales, however you might not be familiar with this one. A Kobold is a "house spirit," a German folk being who takes care of household tasks and sometimes causes mischief. In this episode you'll hear the story in its entirety. Visit the accompanying blog post to: download a …
 
In Part 2 we'll cover what to do with the food! In this episode you'll learn: Which pattern to follow with food (like with the wine/beverage). The SECOND time you need to wait...wait...wait... What you say before you eat and what to do if you mess this up. The utensil you really need to learn properly. (RANT) How to signal to waitstaff that you're …
 
If you're invited to dinner at a German's home or out to a restaurant, there are simple ways to be a great guest. In this episode you'll learn: what to bring with you when invited to a German's home which joke NOT to make when you learn too many new names at once how to say you don't drink alcohol what to do when your host gives you your drink (wit…
 
In August I visited friends in Ohio and their area is also Amish country. We visited Behalt, an Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center, and I got to speak German with an Amish man. I got to speak German with an Amish man!!! I also learned that: most people have no clue about the Amish and Mennonite people. most of what we (think we) know about the Amish…
 
The German National Anthem is known as the Nationalhymne or Das Lied der Deutschen and today you'll hear: the current national anthem a bit of its history the words of the German national anthem the German National Anthem sung in German ******** Download your free A1-A2-B1 German Sentence Structure Guide: All the sentence structure you need at each…
 
A1-A2 When should you use 'arbeiten' and when should you use 'funktionieren'? All the answers are in this episode! You'll learn these two verbs in the context of wine harvest, too, because it's wine harvest time, so you can easily build a picture in your mind that will help you for all of your German learning. Wine harvest time in Germany means we'…
 
A1, A2, B1-B2 Knowing how to pronounce hätte correctly in German is one thing. Using it correctly is another. In today's German lesson you'll learn both how to say hätte correctly and how to use it in a few specific phrases. Imagine how confident you'll feel knowing exactly what to say and pronouncing everything correctly. This will be a step up fo…
 
B1 This episode will take the fear out of using wäre in German. All it means is "would be," but would be has nothing to do with reality. This grammar topic is known as the "Konjunktiv II." We'll use only the present tense today. If this is brand new for you, it's best to take it one step at a time. The first step are the very straight-forward sente…
 
Synonyms in German, like meinen, bedeuten, and heißen can be really tricky because they all mean "to mean" in English, and as synonyms in a foreign language, the way they overlap is different than you might first expect. The connotation of words in German is also different, and that's why looking up a word in a German dictionary can be really confu…
 
A1 + anybody who finds these words difficult These two words are tricky for German learners, especially when you're still figuring out the whole “ie” and “ei thing, because these words are difficult to line up against that rule in your mind. Today you'll learn: how to pronounce Ferien in German which article to use with Ferien how to pronounce feie…
 
You've surely seen this alphabet-number combination on German learning materials and maybe you've seen or taken a German language assessment test and received one of these combinations as a result. “You can take a class at the A2 level.” But what does it mean?! And why should you care?! Hint: Understanding these combinations will make your German l…
 
Using only the first two sentences of the book (in English and in the German translation), you'll discover when a good time is to start reading Harry Potter in German, and why that's a good time to do so. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Page 5 © 1997 J.K. Rowling Übersetzung von Klaus Fritz. Alle deutschen Rechte bei Carlsen Verlag GmbH, Ham…
 
In contrast to episode 2, here are the three ways you can make your German learning more constructive. These are three solutions to how you can learn German better. Take notes, write them in your German learning notebook, start with this episode and listen to it multiple times. ;) And let me know how it goes. New Homework! Download the A1-A2-B1 Ger…
 
Consider your strategy and overall approach to German. If you have been working on German for a while and are only treading water, this episode will help you figure out which parts of your learning approach are getting in your way. You'll hear three of the most common, problematic approaches I've seen in the last 11 years of teaching German and 18 …
 
First, create order. When you have order, things begin to fall into place. But if all your German materials are all over the place, your German learning will be, too. Listen to how one of my private lesson clients created order. And how you can help things fall into place for your German learning. ******** ******** Download your free A1-A2-B1 Germa…
 
Auf Deutsch: So viele Leute lieben die deutsche Sprache, aber sie finden die Sprache frustrierend. Sie auch? Wenn ja, sind Sie richtig. Ich bin selbst Deutschlernerin und ich bin Deutschlehrerin geworden. Meine Meinung ist: Es muss nicht so schwierig sein, Deutsch zu lernen! Dabei sein ist alles. Das hier ist nicht nur eine Sendung, es ist ein Aben…
 
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