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Common and Useful English Idioms

Idioms help us enrich our language. They can be funny, but they can also help us say or express something in fewer words. Here are some common and useful English idioms.

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15 "False Friends" in English and German

False friends, or "false cognates" are words that look, and often sound the same, but do not mean the same thing. False friends exist between many languages, including English and German. Here are 15 examples.

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German Gas Station and Car Vocabulary and Phrases

Even though Germany has an incredible network of (mostly reliable) public transportation, especially in the big cities, cars and driving are a big part of German culture as well. Here are some important phrases and vocabulary!

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12 German Phrases with "nehmen"

German learners will know that separable (and inseparable) prefix verbs change the meaning of the base verb, often quite dramatically. Here are 12 examples with the verb "nehmen".

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German Word of the Day

If you want to improve your comprehension, you need to learn vocabulary. For our German learners, here is our collection of our German words of the day, including some example sentences.

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