“Humid” or “gay”?: How one little ‘ü’ can completely change the meaning of a word

I still have a few problems with German. I still get genders of words wrong. I keep stumbling over weird and wonderful idioms I’ve never heard of before. And there are still words I struggle to say with a decent accent (“angerufen” is one of them… that bloody ‘r’!). But there is one particular thing I … More “Humid” or “gay”?: How one little ‘ü’ can completely change the meaning of a word

“I think my pig’s whistling!”: Bizarre German animal words and phrases

It’s been a long time since I wrote a language post, but I’ve been collecting words and phrases over the months and could quite a few posts at long last! I have noticed that a few of the words and phrases I have collected use animals, yet – most of the time – the words … More “I think my pig’s whistling!”: Bizarre German animal words and phrases

July 2017 in pictures

Due to being on holiday for the half the month and writing about that holiday in my blog post “Austria, Italy and Switzerland” (and all the blogs linking to that), there aren’t a great deal of photos to upload for July. Nevertheless, enjoy the few that I did take!