German Word of the Day - temperature (noun)


28
Aug
2015

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Temperatur temperature (noun)

Die Temperatur ist unter null Grad.
The temperature is below zero degrees.

Wie sich die Temperatur verändert, so tut es auch unsere Kleidung.
As the temperature changes do does our clothing.

Temperatur auf einem Thermometer
temperature on a thermometer

sich ändernde Temperaturen
changing temperatures

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German Word of the Day - tooth (noun)


27
Aug
2015

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Zahn tooth (noun)

Wenn dein Zahn schmerzt ist es wichtig, dass du zum Zahnarzt gehst.
When your tooth hurts, it is important to go to the dentist.

einen Zahn ziehen
extract a tooth

3D-Modell eines Zahns
3D model of a tooth

entzündeter Zahn
sore tooth

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German Word of the Day - shave (verb)


26
Aug
2015

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rasieren shave (verb)

Der Mann rasiert sich den Bart mit einem Einmal-Rasierer.
The man is shaving his beard with a disposable razor.

Der Mann rasiert sein Gesicht.
The man is shaving his face.

Der Junge versuchte sich wie sein Papa zu rasieren, aber schnitt sich dabei im Gesicht.
The boy tried to shave like his daddy but cut his face doing it.

mit einem Einmal-Rasierer rasieren
shave with a disposable razor

sich den Bart mit einem Einmal-Rasierer rasieren
shave a beard with a disposable razor

rasieren wie Papa
shave like daddy

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26
Aug
2015

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German Word of the Day - lighter (noun)


25
Aug
2015

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Feuerzeug lighter (noun)

Das Feuerzeug brennt.
The lighter is lit.

ein Feuerzeug anmachen
light a lighter

Zippo-Feuerzeug
zippo lighter

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6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel


25
Aug
2015

6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel

There are plenty of destinations where you can get by with English, but sometimes you want to do better than just ‘get by’. Here are 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination.

What are the 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination?

1. You will be able to discover your destination better than other tourists.
Getting by is one thing, but actually experiencing a trip abroad is quite another. No amount of guidebooks and online research can compensate for a basic lack of language ability. Speaking the language of your destination permits you to explore that destination beyond the regular tourist traps. Your language skills will not only allow you to dig into all the hidden gems of your destination, but they will also allow you to mingle with the locals to get a true experience on your holiday. Think of it this way: you’re not restricted to talking to the people at the tourist desk anymore.

2. Knowing how to communicate with local police or medical personnel can be life-saving.
Before you leave for your destination, make sure you learn how to ask for help in that destination’s local tongue. Do you know how to ask the waiter if this dish has peanuts in it? Or tell your host family that you’re allergic to fish? Can you tell the local doctor where it hurts? Moreover, an awareness of an environment improves your chance of remaining safe inside it. For example, walking around a busy marketplace, dazzled by an unfamiliar language, signs and accents will instantly render any tourist a more attractive mark for pickpockets. Communicating with other people, asking questions and looking confident will make you look like a semi-local yourself, and will ward off potential thieves.

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3. It helps you relax.
Traveling is much less stressful when you understand what that announcement at the airport was saying, or if this bus line reaches your hotel. These things stress you out when traveling and they disappear when you understand the language. This allows you to focus on planning your trip in a better, easier way.

Speaking the language can provide you with a way to get to know people you’d never otherwise have the opportunity to speak with.

4. Speaking the language can provide you with a way to get to know people you’d never otherwise have the opportunity to speak with.
Sometimes those relationships turn into friendships, and other times they’re nothing more than a lively conversation. Either way, as Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” When you approach someone – even staff at a store or restaurant – with English, rather than their own language, an invisible divide has already been erected. Making even a small effort to communicate in the language of the place you’re visiting can go a long way and you’ll find many more doors open up to you as a result.

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

5. You’ll be a better ambassador for your country.
If we’re honest with ourselves, we know very little about other countries and cultures, especially the local politics. And what we do know is often filtered to us by the media, which tends to represent only certain interests. When you can speak the local language, you’re able to answer questions that curious locals have about your country and culture. Are you frustrated with how your country is presented in global news? Are you embarrassed by your country’s leaders and want to make it clear that not everyone is like that where you’re from? This is a very good opportunity to share your story with people who have no one else to ask. We all have a responsibility to be representatives of the place we come from.

6. Learning another language can fend off Alzheimer’s, keep your brain healthy and generally make you smarter.
For more information, check out this blog post about the 5 Benefits of Learning a New Language.

German Word of the Day - flight attendant (noun)


24
Aug
2015

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Flugbegleiterin flight attendant (noun)

Rufe bitte nach der Flugbegleiterin.
Call the flight attendant, please.

Die Flugbegleiterin bedient die Passagiere.
The flight attendant is serving the passenger.

Die Flugbegleiterin wird kostenlose Getränke und Snacks bringen.
The flight attendant will bring complimentary drinks and snacks.

Flugbegleiterin
female flight attendant

freundliche Flugbegleiterin
friendly flight attendant

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German Word of the Day - carpet (noun)


23
Aug
2015

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Teppich carpet (noun)

Der Mann und die Frau tragen einen Teppich.
The man and woman are carrying a carpet.

Eine Person staubsaugt den Teppich.
A person is vacuuming the carpet.

Der Teppich muss in allen Schlafzimmern ausgetauscht werden.
The carpet needs replacing in all the bedrooms.

sauberer Teppich
clean carpet

einen Teppich tragen
carry a carpet

Schlafzimmerteppich
bedroom carpet

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German Word of the Day - blonde hair (phrase)


22
Aug
2015

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blondes Haar blonde hair (phrase)

Die Frau hat blonde Haare.
The woman has blonde hair.

blondhaarige Frau
blonde-haired woman

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German Word of the Day - five (numeral)


21
Aug
2015

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fünf five (numeral)

Der Seestern hat fünf Beine.
The starfish has five legs.

Ich habe fünf Donuts gegessen.
I ate five doughnuts.

fünf Grad
five degrees

Nummer fünf
number five

fünf Äpfel
five apples

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