Decoding and Parallel Text – the materials on howwedu.com and how to study with them

Decoding and Parallel Text – the materials on howwedu.com and how to study with them

First of all: Speak up! So you want to speak a foreign language? Then you better start speaking. As soon as possible. For all German texts on howwedu.com, you'll find native audio recordings. That's what we can do for you - provide the spoken language. What we can't do for you is speak out loud the words of your texts, or flashcards. For some people, speaking is quite a hurdle ...

sketch: Schlaflied - Lullaby

sketch: Schlaflied - Lullaby

Today, we decided to blog about another great sketch from Knallerfrauen by Martina Hill. It's called Schlaflied [Sleep-song = lullaby] and - as always - offers fantastic language learning material.

We added different subtitles to the video, German + a literal word by word translation (decoding) (default option), and a ...

song: Nur ein Wort by Wir sind Helden

song: Nur ein Wort by Wir sind Helden

We're back with a new song! Nur ein Wort by Wir sind Helden, a German pop rock band from Berlin is - first of all- a great song, and a great song to learn German, too.

But we also chose its lyrics for the last session of our free German course to make a point: As always, it is important to be aware of which kind of German you're reading, singing, or practicing in some way: Is it everyday German? Is it poetic? Is it ..

song: Liebe by Sido

song: Liebe by Sido

SONG | Learn German with the song Liebe (Love) by Sido, one of the most famous German rappers. In 2013 the song had huge success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The lyrics consist of authentic everyday German and thus offer perfect language learning material. If you're already at an advanced level, trying to understand the faster parts of the song could be interesting to you; if you're a beginner, focus on the hook (refrain) and pick some useful expressions that ...

song: Junge by Die Ärzte

song: Junge by Die Ärzte

SONG. Learning German with music is fun! The song Junge (boy) by Die Ärzte (The Doctors), a German punk rock band from Berlin Junge was #1 of the German charts of 2007 and also had huge success and Austria and Switzerland. Now, howwedu brings this song to you!
The lyrics consist of authentic everyday German and thus offer perfect language learning material. Enjoy the great music and learn some useful German at the same time...

sketch: I've had plenty of time...

sketch: I've had plenty of time...

SKETCH. Are you thinking about something? Learn how to use the verb "nachdenken" (to reflect, to think about) with this sketch from Knallerfrauen ...

sketch: What's your problem?!

sketch: What's your problem?!

SKETCH. Are you looking for trouble? Learn the expressions that will help you find some when you are in Germany! ...

sketch: Song request. Musikwunsch.

sketch: Song request. Musikwunsch.

SKETCH Improve your everyday German with the following sketch from Knallerfrauen. We added subtitles with amara; choose between German (German text and a literal word by word translation) and English (regular translation) ...

sketch: Kribbeln im Bauch - Love!

sketch: Kribbeln im Bauch - Love!

SKETCH. Let's talk about love!
When you fall in love with somebody, you can describe the strange feeling you have as Schmetterlinge im Bauch [Butterflies in-the Stomach] or "Kribbeln im Bauch" [Tingling in-the Stomach].

Learn how to use the latter expression with the following sketch from the German comedy series Knallerfrauen. We added subtitles with amara, choose between German ...

sketch: Learn the days of the week in German!

sketch: Learn the days of the week in German!

SKETCH. There is only one way to learn the days of the week in German. This is it...
 

sketch: funeral - denn & doch

sketch: funeral - denn & doch

SKETCH. Learn how to use the German particles denn and doch to express impatience with the following sketch from the series of Knallerfrauen, a successful German sketch show starring ...

28 ways to say hello in German

28 ways to say hello in German

Getting closer to the launch of our free German course howwedu 512, we're starting to upload some study ressources today! In the first project you will learn many useful words, amongst them the most common ways to say hello. But as in English, there are, in fact many different ways to do so -  we found 28! We don't think that it is useful to study them, it's certainly better to learn a few, and to learn them properly, so that you can apply them confidently in every situation, however, we think that it can really interesting to get an overview of the different greetings. So just enjoy! Click here.