September was a very interesting month which started off with a bomb evacuation, as mentioned in my previous “In Pictures” post. You may have heard it in the news, but there was a WW2 bomb found in Frankfurt; 500 metres away from our flat, give or take 50 metres. So that was quite scary. And … More September 2017 in pictures
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 am a huge fan of Duolingo. I use it every day to practise my Spanish and Swedish, and it’s got to the point now where I panic when it gets to the end of the day and I get a notification saying I should practise (my streak is around 150 days at the moment. … More “You do not have a heart”: Duolingo teaches insults
Whilst I’m currently an evacuee in Cologne whilst they defuse a bomb near my flat in Frankfurt, I have my laptop with me (in case it doesn’t go to plan in Frankfurt), so I thought I’d do my “August 2017 in pictures” post – seen as I have nothing else better to do than sit … More August 2017 in pictures
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
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!
And then comes my personal favourite – meaning it was such a shame we only had just under 24 hours here! After four days in Austria and five days in Italy, we took the train from Desenzano, via Milan, and arrived in Zürich. What a city! Our hotel was a small ibis budget hotel (because … More Zooming through Zürich