If you're already learning German then you'll be very familiar with a few words, the most important of which is 'die Pause', right?! Well... I guess teacher, classroom and workbook are equally important too... oh, and homework.
It's been said many a time before - Germans, they like their rules. It might be a stereotype, but after you've been shouted at one too many times for cycling on the pavement or crossing the street when you shouldn't be you realise that there's some basis to the stereotype.
It's that time of the year again—Spargelzeit has arrived! So what is Spargel? Well, it's asparagus. But it's not your common green variety that gets the Germans all steamed up—we're talking white asparagus.
It's been a week since we rang in 2016 with a bang or, if you were in Berlin, several loud bangs and some all-too-near flashes of light. Hopefully you've recovered from your hangover and remembered all those resolutions you drunkenly promised to yourself as the clocks hit midnight. Well, it's time to get into action!
I've been living in Berlin for a year and a half now. If this was any other city in Germany I would probably be fluent by now, but it's Berlin, so I'm not. I've been thinking recently about how I learn German–whilst nothing really beats taking lessons, if you can't afford that then here are a few tips to incorporate into your daily rituals.