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Is Colloquial German the Same as German Slang? | Lingvist

by Olga Ivanova | Mar 21, 2023 | Learn-german

The terms “Umgangssprache” and “slang” are often used interchangeably. Read on to explore the main differences between colloquial German and German slang!

The Best German Books Based on Your Vocabulary | Lingvist

by Olga Ivanova | Feb 8, 2023 | Learn-german

Lingvist uses special technology to assess your vocabulary. Find out the best German books that you can read based on your Lingvist vocabulary estimate!

10 Untranslatable German Words

by Olga Ivanova | Oct 26, 2022 | Learn-german

The next time you are struggling to express yourself in English and can’t find the right word, think in German for a change. In this article, you will find some perfectly beautiful, untranslatable German words.

Swiss German Phrases and Slang

by Olga Ivanova | Oct 26, 2022 | Learn-german

Whether you are going to Switzerland for work or leisure, you absolutely need to know these unique Swiss German phrases and slang expressions that are largely different from Standard German.

How to Navigate Different German Dialects

by Olga Ivanova | Oct 26, 2022 | Learn-german

When you study German in an academic setting, you typically study Standard German. But just like any other language, German has many dialects. This article will explore the diverse German language and how to navigate its different dialects.

Learn How To Talk Business with German Magazines and Newspapers

by Olga Ivanova | Oct 26, 2022 | Learn-german

If you work for or plan to work for a German-speaking company, you can’t do without business vocabulary. Already taking a relevant language course? Great, but Germany is blessed with top-quality business magazines and newspapers!

Learn German Through Sports

by Olga Ivanova | Sep 21, 2022 | Learn-german

It may not appear obvious that watching or playing sports can help you learn a language, but if you look a little closer, you will discover similarities that can be used to the advantage of both. Let’s explore learning German through sports!

The origins of the German language

by Olga Ivanova | Sep 21, 2022 | Learn-german

A lot happened before German took its modern shape, still continuing to evolve today. This article offers a look at where modern German came from and how it has changed over time.

Learn German with Songs

by Florian | Jun 20, 2022 | Learn-german

Music makes people come together, and it can help you learn a language. Take a look at these German songs and artists to improve your language skills.

Common mistakes English speakers make when speaking German

by Florian | Apr 27, 2022 | Learn-german

German can be a difficult language to learn. Here we will look at mistakes that English speakers often make when learning and speaking German.

German-Speaking Countries

by Florian | Apr 27, 2022 | Learn-german

German is not only spoken in Germany, but all around the world. We give you an overview of German-speaking countries and how they came to be.

Learn German with Movies and TV Shows

by Florian | Mar 22, 2022 | Learn-german

Films and TV shows are a fantastic way to pick up new words and phrases. Watch these great movies to improve your German listening comprehension.

How To Master the German Language in No Time

by Ryan | Dec 18, 2020 | Learn-german

This is the story of Ryan, a Lingvist user who was able to learn and master the German language in order to study abroad.

How Many Words Does the German Language Have?

by Aubrie Amstutz | Oct 21, 2020 | Learn-german

Find out how many words are estimated to exist in the German language and how many you need to learn to become fluent.

Listening Exercises for German

by Hilary St Jonn | Jan 17, 2017 | Learn-german

Listening to German is a powerful way to supplement learning German with Lingvist. Here is a list of videos, podcasts and more, in German, that you can use to advance your listening comprehension skills.

German Dictionaries

by Hilary | Jan 17, 2017 | Learn-german

Learning German? Here are a list of German language dictionaries and resources that you may find useful!

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