Germans just love their Krimis (crime fiction), whether in paperback format or on the silver screen. One of the most famous German detective series on TV is probably Tatort which has been serving fresh murder mysteries since 1970 and still...
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.
Almost all German learners will get to a point where they question when does one use “in” and “im” in German. One of the biggest issues with these two words is that in and im sound so alike. Here’s the IPA pronunciation of in [ɪn] and im [ɪm].
Is your New Year's Resolution to improve your German? It's a tricky language, but keep trying and you could be making small talk with these Hollywood stars and world leaders who also secretly speak a bit (or a lot) of German.
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.
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.