At Hauptstadt German, you can get your daily dose of Deutsch. Here I try to provide you with German vocabulary and culture that you may not learn in class. Just things I see and hear and experience while living in the German Capital, Berlin!!
Fallshirm Here is a random word for today. I read a little blurb about the Fallschirm.der Fallschirm - parachuteder Schirm - umbrella, screen, shieldAt first glance this word made me think of Fallout protection. Nuclear Fallout. A little dreary I know. I wasn't too far off with the protection aspect though.... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Rubbellos Die Mutter meines Freund sent us Scratch-off Tickets as an Advent Calender. So we have 24 chances to win it big.Scratch-off Ticket - das Rubbellos or die Rubbelkarterubbeln - to rubSo far they have all been duds.Come on Rubbellose!! Mama wants to by her a new pair o' shoes!
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Who is Orkan? Towards the end of last week and over the weekend there was quite a big storm bearing down on the northwestern German Coastline. It was a very large winter storm that also effected most of the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark to name a few.It was such a strong winter storm that they named i... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Kein Deutscher Weihnachtsfilm? For today's Media Monday, I had really tried hard to find an original German Christmas Movie to share. There doesn't appear to be one. Which I find hard to believe. At least there isn't one that any of the Germans I asked can remember.Ok, so then there must be some Christmas movie that is played on ... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Danke für Ihre Mühe So earlier this year I received an email where in its contents was the phrase.Danke für Ihre Mühe.Which I took as, 'thanks for your effort.' I hadn't double checked, I just took it from the context. My assumption was correct. Danke für Ihre Mühe does mean thanks for your effort. Which is lucky becau... Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:31:00