Wumm, Päng, Krach, Klirr, Knirsch! – German Comics Language!

By Silvia Schmid, Ph.D. on Email

Comics go back to Benjamin Franklin (1754) when he published a cartoon of a snake with a severed head.  The words “join or die” written on the snake were intended for the colonists to join what was to become the United States. The Swiss Rudolph Töpffer, the German Wilhelm Bush, …

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Denglish – Germany’s Mix of Deutsche and English

By Francine McKenna on Email

Over the last years a strange English German hybrid has eased its way into the language of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, and it has been awarded its own name, Denglish. Deutsche + English.  From Handy, cell phone, Wellness Hotel, Spa Hotel, and Street worker, a social worker, to Evergreen, something that has …

Francine McKenna

Google Chrome Extension, Language Immersion, Helps Teach You a Foreign Language

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

So many of us want to be able to learn German but often find excuses to put it off for another time.  Whether its our busy schedules, or the high cost of lessons, most of us have a valid reason to give ourselves not to do it this week.  Well, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Slow Down Memory Loss By Learning German

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Have you been looking for a good reason to start learning German? A recent study that just came out may give you the boost you need to get started. It is being reported that speaking two or more languages will help delay the onslaught of memory loss as you get …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Shitstorm Voted Top English Contribution to the German Language in 2011

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Anglicism of the Year contest is organized by the University of Hamburg linguist Anatol Stefanowitsch to recognize English’s contribution every year to the German language, and this years winner was “Shitstorm”.  This word was widely used by Germans in reference to the messy financial crisis in Greece and the Defence Minister …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Local Compiles a List of 12 Humorous German Sayings

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German news in English site, the Local, has made up a list of 12 funny and somewhat odd sayings that are common in German culture.  Some of the sayings are a little out there, so I would love to hear from our readers which sayings they have actually heard …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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19 Oktoberfest Words You Should Know

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s Oktoberfest season, and whether you plan to make the trip to Germany or celebrate close to home, we have some German vocabulary for you to test out for the festivities.

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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