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Marathon Sprachen — Languages & Lifestyle At Marathon Sprachen instruction revolves around the needs of our students. Preparation for German & English Exams.

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16 Ways Swiss German is different than Standard German The German speaking Swiss have a complicated relationship with their language. To show this, here are 15 unique words in Swiss Standard German...


Giving Thanks in German — German Thanksgiving Vocabulary

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American fans. Here's some German Thanksgiving vocabulary for you. This coming Thursday (Donnerstag) Americans in the United States and all over the world will once again celebrate their Thanksgiving festival (das Erntedankfest; literally festival in thanks of the...


7 German Words That Have No English Equivalent

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: The Huffington Post loves . Here are 7 German sleep related words that don't exist in :
powered by When the English language runs out, it so often turns to German. From "Angst" to "Zeitgeist" the German language offers us a window into the human soul.


Schweizer Helden – Swiss Heroes (Movie Review)

Here's a review of the film Schweizer Helden on Newly Swissed. A wonderful film for anyone interested in Integration in : Posters for the latest Swiss movie, Schweizer Helden, have been up for weeks. It is the story of Sabine, a housewife who has recently...


50 Common German Verbs

We made this deck of Quizlet flashcards to learn 50 of the most common German verbs. 50 terms · antworten / haben + geantwortet / antwortete Er antwortet nicht. → to answer He's not answering., arbeiten / haben + gearbeitet / arbeitete Er arbeitet heute. → to work He's working today., bedeuten / hab


Nine surprising facts about the fall of the Berlin Wall

Today marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are 9 facts about the Berlin Wall that you may not have known. Like a Bruce Springsteen connection: Twenty-five years after the fall of one of the world's most visible symbols of the Cold War, history is revealing some little-known facts about the events of Nov. 9, 1989.


8 Creative Ways People Went Over the Berlin Wall

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we're remembering this historic event. Do you remember? Here are 8 creative ways people made it over the wall before it was finally torn down: Although the East German government fortified the barrier with everything from watchtowers to guard dogs to beds of nails, a few people managed to slip over the border in amazing ways.


England spricht Polnisch, Russland Tatarisch und Australien Mandarin. Kommt Ihnen das auch...

Cool map from watson about second languages: Die weltweit häufigsten Zweitsprachen


What are they asking after I buy my groceries? — German shopping vocabulary

For everyone who's ever stood in Migros wanting to pay only to be confronted by a question that makes you look like a deer in headlights: Working with the expat community in Zurich there is a question I hear again and again and a short story that gets recounted. It goes something like this: "I was in the Migros the other day and I bo...


Endonym Map: World Map of Country Names in Their Local Languages

A map of the world with countries in their local language. It unfortunately does not take multilingualism into consideration for countries like Switzerland, Canada, and Belgium to name but a few: An endonym is the name for a place, site or location in the language of the people who live there. This map depicts endonyms of the countries of the world in their official or national languages.


Something unknown - irgend

The word "irgend" often causes people a lot of grief in German. Here's what it means and how to use it: There are some words in German that leave the learner simply puzzled. They appear all over the place one hears them but seemingly always in a different context or with other words. One of those wor...


The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall Germany is still a very divided country. Stunning satellite images and maps show how east and west differ from each other even today.


15 Tricky Words and How to Pronounce Them Hilariously Wrong

How do you say this word: quinoa? That and 14 more hard to say words here: Even the most worldly people sometimes come across words they aren’t sure how to pronounce. It’s a state of not-knowing that is fraught with anxiety and insecurity. No one wants to be caught out in an embarrassing pronunciation blunder. Luckily, the internet is there to help. If you Google something…


11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: Learning a new language, you've surely experienced the fact that some words just don't have translations. Here are 11 more:
powered by As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." Here, illustrated, are 11 words whose concepts cannot be properly explained across cultures.


Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

This linguistic tree is beautiful. When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danis…


Clarifying German Abbreviations usw.

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: GER German learners very quickly become familiar with how long German words can get. One example of this is: Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänswitwenversicherungspolicen-vermittlerprovisionsvorsteuerabzugs...


Mind your Language – My Quest to Learning German

Nice article on learning German on Newly Swissed It took me two years to realise how to converse with the Swiss Leute - be it in the German or French speaking regions. Learning German...


4 more to 2000! Thank you everyone for your support and enthusiasm over the years.


How to practice your German — Du musst mehr sprechen!

Here’s a favorite post of ours from the past: A post on how to improve your German speaking skills:
powered by Anytime a new student comes to me for German lessons, and they have already learned some German, I hear the same story - "Whenever I try to speak German (here in German speaking Switzerland), be it...


18 Weird German Words You Won’t Believe Exist

Treppenwitz - we know this feeling all too well. Studying the German language and improving your vocabulary? Take a crack at these unique German vocabulary words which have no English equivalent!

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