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Funny Things Germans Say In English: Part II

Ever since my previous blog post listing funny things the Germans I know have said in English, I've been keeping track - both secretly and also just bursting out laughing say "I need to write that down for my blog" - of more things Germans have said to me in English that they haven't got… Continue reading Funny Things Germans Say In English: Part II

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I beg your pardon?: German words that sound a little bit rude in English

When I started learning German back in 2003, I came across some words that, as the 11-year-old that I was, I couldn't help laugh at. Sometimes, 13 years later, those words still get me. Let's start with a nice, calm one. The word for 'shower' is Dusche. Pronounced just like the word 'douche', but with… Continue reading I beg your pardon?: German words that sound a little bit rude in English

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“Musician bones” and “muscle hangovers”: Fun ways to say stuff about the body in German

To start off this post, I think it's worth saying a little thank you to the Facebook page "Learn useless German" for sharing one of my language-related blogs - much appreciated! Anyway, in the meantime I've been writing down funny words and phrases I've been learning (or reminded about), and I noticed a trend with certain… Continue reading “Musician bones” and “muscle hangovers”: Fun ways to say stuff about the body in German