The 500 most common German words. How many do you know?

Hallo students – below find the 500 most common German words. How many of them do you know? We will be tweeting these as well on our German account . If you are Strommen level 4 or 5 you should hopefully know most of these. If not, study away! With these top 500 German words at your fingertips you will be speaking fluently in no time. For even more common German words check out the text below. 1. der / die / das (def. art.) the […]

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100 most frequently used German words

Learn the top 100 German words below. By learning the 100 most frequently used German words you will open the keys to getting to Strommen level 2 or 3. The 100 most frequently used German words below are compiled from a scientific study conducted by Randall Jones & Erwin Tschirner. For a longer list of the most common German words, consult their book A Frequency Dictionary of German. Core Vocabulary for Learners.   1. der / die / das (def. art.) the; (dem. pron.) […]

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Inspirational Quotes – learning a language sayings

Inspirational Quotes - learning a language sayings

Below are some great learning a language sayings and inspirational quotes.  ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith ❝The limits of my language are the […]

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The Longest German word (Crazy!)

Longest German Word

The German language is know for its loooooong words and it might seem confusing at first. German has the ability to string words together to form new vocabulary. Most languages, even English, do this to some extent, but German seems to be particularly suited for it. Mark Twain once said: “Some German words are so long that they have a perspective.”But it actually is very systematic and you can learn it with ease. You won’t believe how long some of […]

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Fun German False Cognates

German False Cognates

German can kind of sound like English. When a word sounds like another language and has the same meaning it is called a cognate. The opposite can sometimes be true and yoyo need to be careful! Watch our video below to learn some False cognates. Hallo, mein Name ist Isabella and… German is probably not the most romantic language, but it definitely is a fun one to learn and here are some examples: in German means advice and has nothing […]

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Best German Restaurant in Los Angeles

  Strommen Recommends: Best German Restaurant in Los Angeles – Winner: Berlin Currywurst Our German experts have chosen their favorite and most authentic German restaurant in Los Angeles. At Strommen we take language and culture seriously. Food is a major part of culture so it follows that we take food very seriously. Take a look at all of our Strommen Recommends posts to find the most authentic Restaurants in Los Angeles.  The winner of Best German Restaurant in Los Angeles […]

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3 most Important Words in German – Definition of Super, Geil and Genau

At a recent Strommen German Meetup I heard someone using the word “Genau” over and over. I have a pretty small German vocabulary at the moment (something I am working on). But when I asked what “Genau” meant it brought up an interesting conversation. Our German teacher Emanuel told me that some students reported getting across Germany with just three words. These same three words, Emanuel continued, when used correctly, can make you sound like an almost fluent German speaker. […]

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