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How To Write A Greeting Card In German

Even in times when you can reach almost everyone by email or on your smartphone, there are occasions when you need to write a card. Weddings, baptisms and deaths are such occasions. Another occasion for writing a card is when you cannot personally hand over a gift. Then, it is polite to enclose a card in the parcel. […]

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“Picknicken” And “Outsourcen” – How To Make A German Verb

Languages constantly collect words from other languages and make them their own. What languages are collected is dependent on many factors and changes over time. Currently, the German language prefers English words. Using English verbs as an example, this post shows how an English word is turned into a German word. Why Do languages Borrow Words From Other Languages? In […]

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One For Two: Compound Verbs

You can take two German words and use them to create one new word. Such compound words allow speakers to make up new words other speakers can understand although they have never heard these words. Compound verbs are similar to separable verbs and inseparable verbs. How Do You Create A German Compound? A compound word […]

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The Adjective Trap – How German Adjectives Destroy Headlines

Newspaper editors often face this problem: a text needs space on the page. One solution is to delete superfluous words, so that the text fits into the newspaper column. Not just in newspapers, also in the designing of web pages and presentations, text needs space. The good news is: the text often profits from fewer words. […]

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Writing In German: How To Write An Email in German

Emails are an important tool in modern communications. This post describes how to write a German email. If you want to know how to write a German letter, read this post. Before we start: “E-Mail” is the official German spelling. However, you can find spellings such as “Email” or “eMail” in many places. These are not correct. […]

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Schreiben auf Deutsch: Eine deutsche E-Mail schreiben

E-Mails sind ein wichtiges Werkzeug in der modernen Kommunikation. Dieser Post beschreibt, wie Sie eine deutsche E-Mail schreiben. Wenn Sie wissen möchten, wie Sie einen deutschen Brief schreiben, lesen Sie diesen Post. Zuvor ein paar Hinweise: Die offizielle Schreibung ist E-Mail. Sie finden jedoch an vielen Stellen andere Schreibungen wie Email oder eMail. Diese sind nicht […]

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Writing in German: How to write a letter in German

Modern communication relies on letters and emails. The way we write letters and emails may vary from country to country. This post shows you how to write a German letter. The structure of the letter is acceptable in all German-speaking countries. A post about German emails will follow. The picture below shows the structure of a German letter as explained […]

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Schreiben auf Deutsch: Briefe schreiben

  Briefe und E-Mails sind aus der Kommunikation nicht wegzudenken. Beide folgen Regeln, die von Land zu Land unterschiedlich sein können. Dieser Post behandelt einige Besonderheiten deutscher Briefe. Die hier erwähnten Regeln gelten in allen deutschsprachigen Ländern. E-Mails folgen in einem späteren Post. Unten sehen Sie den Aufbau eines Briefes. Wenn Sie das Bild anklicken, […]