learning german

Learning German: Saying what you like, dislike and prefer 

Whether you’re visiting galleries and museums, sampling German cuisine or simply chatting to your German-speaking friends, you’ll probably want to talk about what you like and dislike. There are several different ways to do this in German. To say what you like, use ich mag (I like) and ich mag…… Read More

Learning German: Wining and dining  

If you want to sample German food and drink, be it at a more traditional Gasthaus (inn/pub), a fancy restaurant, a Café (good for coffee and cake/snacks) or a Bar, learning some key phrases in German will give you the confidence to chat to the waiter and prepare you for… Read More

Learning German: Shopping in Germany  

German’s capital city Berlin is a centre of fashion and hosts its famous Berlin Fashion Week every year. Other well-known shopping cities are Munich, Cologne and Hamburg. For those who want to splash their cash and pick up some souvenirs or simply shop for groceries, this blog will give you… Read More

Learning German: Wishing others well 

When you want to wish someone all the best, you’ll need to know what to say and when in your conversations with German-speaking friends. This blogpost covers some of the phrases that might come in handy when wishing others well.  Some German phrases aimed at wishing others a good… Read More

Gute Besserung! – Get well soon! 

Trips to the doctor’s or the hospital are not on anyone’s itinerary while travelling abroad. However, if you do happen to fall ill or need medical advice in Germany, this blog will give you the confidence to talk to a doctor, dentist or pharmacist to help you get what you… Read More
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Verb Tables for the 50 Most Common German Verbs

CollinsDictionary.com now has full verb conjugation tables for over 5,000 German verbs. There are links below to Verb conjugation tables for 50 of the most common German verbs, or you can search all German verb tables here: Enter the root form of the verb, for example arbeiten… Read More