Online German Language Classes for Adults- Learn German Online from Anywhere!

Lately I’m getting a lot of questions about Online German Language Classes. People want to study German, but maybe they can’t find classes in their area… or the timing doesn’t work… or they just prefer to attend class from the comfort of their home (and maybe wearing pajamas, no judgement here). With the help of my readers, I’ve put together…

German False Friends List- German words that SOUND like English

Sometimes you hear a word in German, and you are certain that you know the meaning, even if you’ve never heard the word before. It makes perfect sense that the word Banane means Banana. And then sometimes, you hear a German word, and it sort of sounds English, but the meaning couldn’t be more different. The most obvious of these…

Was the US Official Language Almost German? The Muhlenberg Legend

One of my FAVORITE urban legends is one I actually believed for a long time… that the official Language of the United States was almost German. It gets better! The legend says that in a Congressional vote, German lost by only one vote, and that’s why we speak English in America. I hate to bust this very exciting bubble, but…

German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

My earliest soccer memories are of my Opa watching his beloved Fußball on our black and white TV. Since this was California in the 1970’s, the program was in Spanish. This didn’t stop him, since he know the sport inside out. It did, however, inhibit my German Soccer Vocabulary. And when I got older, and produced a few soccer players…

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