Duolingo, an app that turns the language-learning experience into a game and uses the data generated to improve itself, is headed to the classroom. If you think about it, the startup always belonged there. Users can learn English, Spanish, French and seven other languages using free Duolingo lessons, which are provided through its apps and website. Duolingo is…
German authors are by no means bestsellers in English-speaking literature markets. Only a few dozen writers are currently translated for readers in London, New York or San Francisco. Some discoveries await readers.
The German language is so perfectly suited for these syndromes, coming down with them in any other language just won’t do.
1. KEVINISMUS At some point in the last couple of decades, parents in Germany started coming down with Kevinismus— a strange propensity to give their kids wholly un-German, American-sounding names like Justin, Mandy, Dennis, Cindy, and Kevin. Kids with these names tend to...
There's no doubt about it, German can be a challenge for language learners. With four cases, the grammar is tricky - but the pronunciation can also trip up those who haven't been listening to the language since birth.
When it comes to German, legendary for its linguistic precision, there's often little room for interpretation. But even German sometimes strays from its literal roots, leaving some of us scratching our heads.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her country will continue to accept migrants seeking refuge in Germany. In her New Year's speech to the nation, the chancellor also criticized the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA.
We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.