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!!
Dinner for One So there may not be a German Christmas Movie Tradition, but there sure is one for New Years!Every New Years Eve an old black and white British comedy sketch from 1963 called Dinner for One or The 90th Birthday, is played on German TV. It features comedians Freddie Friton and May Warden. It is pretty... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Humbug I have watched A Christmas Carol about four times this Christmas season. Not all the same versions of course. I had no idea there were so many. Anyway I got a good dose of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.You know his famous line of 'Bah Humbug.' Well its German!der Humbug - nonsense, bull shitIsn't that cool! ... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 09:36:00
Weihnachts Lieder!! On this last Media Monday before Christmas, how about some Christmas Music!!First off here is O' Tannenbaum.Ernst Anschütz, a organist from Leipzig wrote the modern song we know in 1824. He based it on a 16th century folk song. It wasn't intended as a Christmas song but gained popularity as such in ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Visiting Cards I learned about these the other day.die Visitenkarte - Business CardI know what Business cards are. A lot of people have them now a days. I didn't know where they came from. I never really thought about it before.Apparently back in the day, when someone came to visit someone, they handed one of the ... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 07:00:00
Geschenkpapier I am ready for Christmas. All my gifts are bought and wrapped.
das Geschenk - giftdas Geschenkpapier - wrapping papereinpacken - to wrap (a pressent)note: there are other words for 'wrapping', I just chose one here.die Weihnachtsdeko - Christmas decorationsder Weihnachtsbaum - Christmas TreeJust w... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:00:00