February was quite an exciting month, mainly because of one thing: Karneval! With Tim being a Kölner, I went with him for the second year to celebrate Germany’s ‘fifth season’, as they call it, which basically saw us drink and eat sweets all day every day. Other than that, there was also the didacta again … More February 2017 in pictures
I’ve technically now being learning German for 14 years, which, sitting back and thinking about it, is a hell of a long time. It’s over half my life, let’s put it like that! But it’s safe to say I still make my mistakes and I still learn new words. Here’s a sample of new words … More New German Words
January seemed to actually go quite slowly, yet I apparently didn’t have too many photo opportunities. I did, however, spend the first minutes of Frankfurt on the streets getting quite scared of all the fireworks being set off by everybody , though I was told the fireworks we were near were a bit boring. Hm. … More January 2017 in pictures
As I mentioned in my previous post, I attend a Spanish class. I started properly learning Spanish back in my last year of university in 2013 and have ever since (bar a few months when I first moved to Frankfurt) been attending weekly classes. This has led me to somehow be attending a course at … More 8 of my favourite Spanish words
This is the first time I’ve done this kind of blog, in that it’s an open question to all of you who read. I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it in a previous post, but I’m learning Spanish. I’m about level B1 and go to a weekly two-hour course. I started properly learning in September 2013. … More Have you ever learnt two languages at once?
We all know German does nice, big, long words. Sometimes those words don’t actually exist in English, in that there’s no way to translate a German word into one English word – often you have to say a whole English sentence just to translate one German word. Over the years I’ve noticed there are words … More 7 Useful German Words that English doesn’t have
December is over and with that another year! After a delayed flight (i.e. two flight cancels and another 105-minute delay) I finally made it back to Germany a day later than planned on the 31st and got to spend my first New Year here. I also celebrated into my birthday at the start of the … More December 2016 in pictures