99 questions project

No, no, not 99 airballoons, but 99 questions. This is for you: Please email me your question on daily life in Germany, language, litterature and culture to martina@sprich-mit.com . I’ll do my best to answer it! So far we’ve reached question 6. Thank you! Foto by clipartcotttage from http://goo.gl/4i2FZz

4/99 – Cruelly split verbs

4 – Why do Germans split verbs? – Motaz Mohammed from Palestine Right, very cruel! In German, there are lots of verbs which can be split, called “separable verbs” and “trennbare Verben” in German. These verbs consist of two parts: a verb and a prefix. Most prefixes are prepositions, but they are occasionally adverbs, nouns, or adjectives. The prefix adds …

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2/99 – Der, die, das?!

2 – Why do you have articles in German language? – Jakas from Lithuania “Der”, “die” or “das”, “ein” or “eine”?!? Articles, but actually their declination according to gender, case and number they carry are challenging and annoying to many learners of German and a constant worry, including Mark Twain who grumbled a lot about them in his book “The …

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1/99 – Souvenirs

1 – What would be good souvenirs from Germany to give to my family and friends? – Parvinder from India There are many options. Let’s first think about the inexpensive ones in case you want to bring more souvenirs. You could bring Leibniz cookies in a nice box if available in your supermarket, a bottle of beer, little pretzels also …

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