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Talking about the past in German: seit vs. vor

Talking about the past in German: seit vs. vor | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it

Dealing with the past in German often leads to long and deep conversations. Fortunately, this blog is not meant to be political or historical, so I will keep me post short. I want to look at the pr...


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Germany launches 'Welcome to Germany' program for young refugees | Germany | DW.DE | 29.05.2015

Germany launches 'Welcome to Germany' program for young refugees | Germany | DW.DE | 29.05.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
A new program launched by the German government aims to support young refugees who enter the country unaccompanied by adult relatives. The aim is to give them a new home in Germany.
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German Grill Party

German Grill Party | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Follow these guidelines to blend in like the locals and host or join a German grill party. Find out what kind of grill to use, what to cook and where to go.
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Brain Remembers Language Better If You Sing It

Brain Remembers Language Better If You Sing It | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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10 things you didn't know about Eurovision | Music | DW.DE | 18.05.2015

10 things you didn't know about Eurovision | Music | DW.DE | 18.05.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Ok, we all know about the ostentatious wind machines and the glitter. But here are 10 things about the Eurovision Song Contest that might surprise you, in the titillating lead-up to Saturday's oh-so-fabulous finale.
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10 reasons to love Saxony | All media content | DW.DE | 30.04.2015

10 reasons to love Saxony | All media content | DW.DE | 30.04.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Saxony, in the east of Germany, has about four million inhabitants and covers 18,400 square km (7,110 sq mi), placing it somewhere in the middle of the list of German states. But Saxony is anything other than average.
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A History of German Songs in the Eurovision Song Contest

A History of German Songs in the Eurovision Song Contest | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will take place in Vienna, Austria this weekend (May 23). We've put together a showcase of German Eurovision songs through the years to prepare you for what has become one of the longest-running television programs in the world.
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It’s not quite cheese, it’s not quite yoghurt

It’s not quite cheese, it’s not quite yoghurt | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
I first heard of quark (such a wonderfully German name) 7 years ago in the exotic dairy section of a high-end UK supermarket in London. I was with my German husband. Oooh he exclaimed, with tan
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A Tiny Austrian Town Has the Coolest Bus Shelters We've Ever Seen

A Tiny Austrian Town Has the Coolest Bus Shelters We've Ever Seen | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Each designed by an international architect.
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A Guide To Cycling Berlin

A Guide To Cycling Berlin | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Laura Harker & Paul Sullivan pick some of the best cycling routes in and around Berlin… on Slow Travel Berlin
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All you need to know about Bundesliga relegation this weekend | Sports | DW.DE | 19.05.2015

All you need to know about Bundesliga relegation this weekend | Sports | DW.DE | 19.05.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Six teams are still at risk of the drop in Germany's top flight. Ahead of the last matchday of the season, DW has worked through all the possible results this Saturday. Find out how your team can avoid the drop.
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Germany's top 10 towns you've never heard of The Local

Germany's top 10 towns you've never heard of The Local | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Going beyond the obvious destinations and big cities like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, we delve deeper into the German hinterland to find some of its undiscovered gems. From quaint medieval towns to breathtaking natural beauty, German has got it all.
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A taste of Germany. | Tourism in Germany – travel, breaks, holidays

A taste of Germany. | Tourism in Germany – travel, breaks, holidays | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Döppekuchen is a typical dish from the Eifel region , traditionally made with grated potato, bacon and onion. These ingredients are based on the recipe for kartoffelpuffer (potato fritters), though the people of the Eifel were the first in Germany to do away with the time-consuming process of frying the batter. Instead they pour the mixture into a cast-iron pot (a döppe in the local dialect) and bake it in the oven like a cake ( kuchen ).
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How to speak more fluently by building good Conversation Habits

How to speak more fluently by building good Conversation Habits | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
No matter if you are new to language learning or you're a certified
multilingualist, I bet you know the conversational wall. It's that feeling
where you just don’t know how to say something. It could be a missing word,
and sometimes you can’t find words for what you’re even trying to say.

The wall creates that awkward moment with your conversation partner, where
you just stall the whole thing. You’re running on empty, grasping around
for words, and in fact you’re feeling like an idiot. How
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Bored? Uninspired? Learn A New Language And Be Happy All The Time

Bored? Uninspired? Learn A New Language And Be Happy All The Time | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Everyone who has ever seriously tried to learn a new language knows that it is hard work. Perhaps the best proof for this simple fact is the onslaught of shady offers with promises like: “The Secret Method Nobody Wants You To Know!...
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'Heroes' to 'Zeroes' - Ann Sophie takes Eurovision defeat in good humor | News | DW.DE | 24.05.2015

'Heroes' to 'Zeroes' - Ann Sophie takes Eurovision defeat in good humor | News | DW.DE | 24.05.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
She may have scored zero points for Germany at Eurovision, but singer Ann Sophie is taking the defeat in her stride. Her tongue-in-cheek attitude has won her plenty of points with fans on social media.
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10 everyday German words with surprising origins The Local

10 everyday German words with surprising origins The Local | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Known in German as Abkürzungen (abbreviations), these words are used to squash long, wordy phrases or names into a bite-size, manageable chunks, by combining the first syllable of each word. This is so common in German that they often exist as words in their own right, without people realizing that they are actually abbreviations.
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The German Bottle-Deposit-System

The German Bottle-Deposit-System | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
When you are in Germany, you might notice people digging in trash bins and collecting empty bottles. What seems unbelievable became a daily reality.
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When English and German cross over | German Language Blog

When English and German cross over | German Language Blog | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Recently I read the newspaper headline 'Rat lied' in the German way, instead of the English. Here's a post about these words and 2 more German false friends!
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How to be German: The industry dominance of the discount supermarket

How to be German: The industry dominance of the discount supermarket | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
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Our resident psychologist Sven Rudloff joins us to explain the background
of Germany’s industry-dominating discount supermarkets, Aldi and Lidl.
Listen in the player above or continue reading!

Today I want to talk about a particular German success story: How two
brothers created a completely new kind of retail business that conquered
the world and the purses of all cost-conscious consumers - the discount
store. If you ask Germans about the ALDI stores, they will t
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10 German words we should all be using

10 German words we should all be using | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
We've all experienced "Treppenwitz" and wish we'd never had to deal with "Weltschmerz".
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Destination Germany: Why you should come in 2015 | Visit Germany | DW.DE | 06.01.2015

Destination Germany: Why you should come in 2015 | Visit Germany | DW.DE | 06.01.2015 | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Germany is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from abroad, with art and music events topping their reasons to come. Here's why you should also consider a trip to Germany in 2015.
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Featured Bios

Featured Bios | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
The Famous German You've Never Heard Of
“Even as a first-grader he may not have been the most studious one, but always the funniest one.” — Thomas Gottschalk’s mother, Rutila (1922-2004)
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How Alcohol Actually Affects Your Ability To Speak Another Language

How Alcohol Actually Affects Your Ability To Speak Another Language | Angelika's German Magazine | Scoop.it
Drink (and speak) with caution.
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