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

5/99 – Stiff house slippers

5 – Why do Germans insist on wearing these bloody house slippers? – Daniel from England Thank you for the question, David. It was coming at the right time because I went to a family party that weekend. So I had the opportunity to ask my whole family about the Hausschuh matter. I already knew my dad’s answer as whenever I am barefoot and not …

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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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3/99 – German beer culture

3 – Why do German people like drinking beer? – Chi To Tang from Hong Kong Beer is Germany’s national drink. There are more than 1300 breweries and 100 liters per person are drunken per year. Germany is the beer country number three in the world, only citizens in the Czech Republic and Austria surpass the Germans. Usually Germans like beer …

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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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