Monday March 10, 2014
Tongues twisters (Zungenbrecher) are a fun way for language learners to learn new vocabulary that sticks and for them to articulate sounds that are foreign to them. For instance try to say this phrase quickly five times:
Wenn Lutz einen Lutscher lutscht, dann lutscht der Lutz den Lutscher futsch.
Now try figuring out what it means....
See Futsch ist futsch.
Tuesday March 4, 2014
In Orleans you have Mardi Gras, in Brazil you have el carnaval and in Germany you have - Fasching! Fasching actually starts in Germany on the 11th of November at 11:11, culminating in the loud and colorful parades and celebrations in late winter. Read more about Germany's carnival.
Friday February 28, 2014
See our newest conjugation addition to our verb list, complete with expressions: bekommen.
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Students tend to consistently forget what is the difference between a homonym and a homophone. It is actually quite simple to remember: the word phone stands for sound in Greek, therefore a homophone is a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently from another. Here it is the sound that is the determining factor. On the other hand, with a homonym both the sound and spelling are the same.