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How to NOT Look and Act Like an American Tourist in Germany

Are you planning a trip to Germany? One of the keys to staying safe and not getting sucked into tourist traps is to blend in with the culture. In other words, when in Germany, do as the Germans do. Most American tourists don’t realize that there are certain things they wear that make them stick out like a sore thumb. A large backpack or fanny pack, for example, screams tourist. But it’s not just what American tourists wear, it’s also what they say and do. Certain gestures or greetings, … Read More

How to NOT Look and Act Like an American Tourist in Germany
Are you planning a trip to Germany? One of the keys to staying safe and not getting sucked into tourist traps is to blend in with the culture. In other words, when in Germany, do as the Germans do. Most American tourists don’t realize that there are certain things they wear that make them stick out like a sore thumb. A large backpack or fanny pack, for example, screams tourist. But it’s not just what American tourists wear, it’s also what they say and do. Certain gestures or greetings,
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Want to know how to learn German fast? Different sources say it could take anywhere from 400-1200 hours to learn the language. A number of factors will affect the amount of time it takes you to reach fluency in German. Your native tongue, your availability to practice, and your method of learning are just a few. Do you plan on taking German lessons with a private tutor? Are you trying to learn with simply an app to help you? Or, are you immersing yourself in the German culture? Whate
Learn German Grammar: Guide to Masculine, Feminine, and Neutral Nouns
Learn German grammar with this helpful guide to forming masculine, feminine, and neutral nouns from German teacher Tyler S... Whenever I begin German lessons with a new student, I provide a brief summary of “grammatical gender” within the first three lessons. This usually involves me comparing the three German words der, die, and das. While terminology like “grammatical gender” may sound daunting, don’t let that deter you from being able to learn German grammar. With a little practice,
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