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Do you love German and also find it maddeningly frustrating? If so, you're in the right place. Whether you're brand new to German, you're returning to it, or you've been learning German for years, you'll discover new words and phrases, new ideas, and new inspiration for your German learning adventure. GermanWithNicole.com is Your anchor on the stormy seas of German learning.™

Do you love German and also find it maddeningly frustrating? If so, you're in the right place. Whether you're brand new to German, you're returning to it, or you've been learning German for years, you'll discover new words and phrases, new ideas, and new inspiration for your German learning adventure. GermanWithNicole.com is Your anchor on the stormy seas of German learning.™

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Do you love German and also find it maddeningly frustrating? If so, you're in the right place. Whether you're brand new to German, you're returning to it, or you've been learning German for years, you'll discover new words and phrases, new ideas, and new inspiration for your German learning adventure. GermanWithNicole.com is Your anchor on the stormy seas of German learning.™

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English


Episodes

9. Firmenjubiläum ~ Nine Year Anniversary!

5/10/2022
Nine Years of GermanWithNicole.com! Although I've taught German since 2010, I've only taught privately and online since 2013. (Wellllll, it may have actually been 2012, but this was a chance development in my life that turned into a business, so if you won't tell anybody, I won't.) Today you'll hear two short numbers exercises in German, a thank you in German followed by the same text in English, and then five fantastic German words I've come across in the past few years. So you learn the...

Duration:00:07:36

How is Frau Warner Different from Other German Teachers? Part 3 of 3

4/19/2022
This one's about authenticity and integrity. Part 3: 8. You only have to follow two rules in my classroom. 9. You will encounter authentic elements of Germanic culture, not terrible clichés. 10. You'll learn real German. 11. You won't ever have to put up with me becoming a poser making myself into a social media influencer. German National Athem (sung by yours truly): https://www.germanwithnicole.com/blog/what-is-the-german-national-anthem ******** Nicole Warner is "Frau Warner" of...

Duration:00:06:43

How is Frau Warner Different from Other German Teachers? Part 2 of 3

4/5/2022
Yep, still more differences between me and other German teachers. Ganz genau. Part 2: 5. Not everyone learns German the same way, people need to receive the information in different ways, thus I will utilize every tool, resource, perspective, and analogy I can possibly think of to assist you in understanding German and learning how to speak it. 6. I won't shame you for not getting your homework done. 7. I'll give you permission to learn German. (Including all the permission you ever wanted!)...

Duration:00:06:10

How is Frau Warner Different from Other German Teachers? Part 1 of 3

3/22/2022
This three-part series is great for you if you are still trying to figure out just how I (Frau Warner) am different from other German teachers. Part 1: I'm not a native German speaker, I'm a German learner who became a German teacher. I'm a Third Culture Adult. (If you've spent any significant amount of time in a German-speaking country or have (a) German-speaking parent(s), I get you. I won't give you unrealistic expectations and I'll be patient with you. I'm most interested in what you CAN...

Duration:00:12:07

How to say Ukraine, in the Ukraine in German

3/2/2022
The full text of this episode is available on the blog post, and there is a free PDF there with the vocabulary words on it. Simply click the link in the blog post to download the PDF. https://www.germanwithnicole.com/blog/how-to-say-ukraine-and-in-the-ukraine-in-german (https://www.germanwithnicole.com/blog/how-to-say-ukraine-and-in-the-ukraine-in-german) ******** Nicole Warner is "Frau Warner" of GermanWithNicole.com and is a German learner (certified level C2) and a certified instructor...

Duration:00:03:32

2 Simple Reasons to Learn German Swear Words

2/15/2022
Everybody wants to know how to say Germans swear words. But some people want to know why they should learn them if they're not going to use them. There are two simple reasons why you should what what German swear words are, and both reasons will make good sense to you. I swear. ;-) (There are no swear words in this episode, though. Keepin' it classy here.) If you already agree, though, and want to get right to it, go ahead and navigate to https://www.germanwithnicole.com/swearwords to...

Duration:00:06:24

7 Funny German Words and Their Meanings

2/8/2022
There are so many funny words in German and sometimes their meanings are straight-forward, sometimes they are words we might wish we had as English speakers! Here are 7 funny German words, including two funny German words for animals (real or imagined?!), with slow pronunciation and the meanings of the words. This episode is great for learners at the A1, A2, and B1 levels. To see these words in print as well as the date 2.2.2022 in German, visit the blog post here:...

Duration:00:07:36

What is the best way to learn German vocabulary?

1/25/2022
Yes, German vocabulary learning is the featured topic right now because the most important part of learning German is learning how to learn it. Vocabulary learning is a HUGE part of that! This is what you'll hear in this episode: A realization a client of mine had about learning. The answer to: should you use pencil and paper or an app? Three ideas to put fresh wind in your sails for vocab learning. Me getting up on my soap box about "the end-all, be-all method of learning vocab." The German...

Duration:00:08:31

5 Myths on How to Learn German Vocabulary Words-Busted!

1/11/2022
A lot of what you might read on the internet on how to learn German vocabulary words is really a lot of hot air & hooey. In this episode we'll bust 5 myths on vocabulary learning and give you a clearer picture of why vocabulary learning is important. After all, if you don't know what the words mean...you'll be up a creek without a paddle. The 5 Myths: You only need to learn 3,000 words to truly speak German! Vocabulary isn't as important as grammar. Learning vocabulary is as boring as...

Duration:00:11:30

German in 2021: ein Rückblick (a retrospect)

12/14/2021
What did we cover in German in 2021? Here's a list of topics we covered, which you'll hear in the podcast today, plus a bunch of links so you can do your homework. ;-) trennbare Verben https://www.germanwithnicole.com/blog/50747-how-to-use-separable-verbs-in-german (How to Use Separable Verbs in German) https://www.germanwithnicole.com/blog/38129-lernen-sie-trennbare-verben-learn-german-separable-verbs (Learn German Separable Verbs)...

Duration:00:08:09

German Christmas Markets

12/7/2021
Visiting a German Christmas Market is a true feast for the senses and it may forever change your expectations of the holiday season. In this episode you'll learn about: the main point of the Weihnachtsmarkt who to go with the various beverages available what you can eat there what you can shop for there I might not be able to bring you a Weihnachtsmarkt, but I can bring you an Adventskaffee (an Advent coffee hour) plus a booklet of holiday-themed puzzles for German learners! The...

Duration:00:05:47

7 Holiday Greetings in German

11/30/2021
Germans love their greetings (you've noticed, ja?) and the holidays are here. In chronological order you'll learn with this episode: How to wish someone a nice Advent in German How to say Happy Hannukah in German How to say Good Yule in German How to say Happy Holidays in German How to say Merry Christmas in German How to say Happy New Year in German and a couple more. AND you'll learn when to say which greeting. Mit Hausaufgaben, natürlich! Have you already downloaded your copy of the Quick...

Duration:00:05:48

How to say "Thank you" and "You're welcome" in German

11/23/2021
Niveau A1 + a great story Learning to say thank you and you're welcome in German is really important, as it's part of good manners in German culture and it's also really easy to learn. Danke. = Thank you. Bitte. = You're welcome. But do you hesitate to say them? I used to hesitate, too, until I attended a soccer game (Schalke 04 - Glück auf!) and the crowd taught me the importance of "Danke" and "Bitte." Have you already downloaded your copy of the Quick Guide to the «W-Fragen»? If not,...

Duration:00:03:18

What does "schräg" mean?

11/16/2021
Some of the best German words without translations to English are missing from all those clickbait lists you can find all over the internet. One of the best German words is the word "schräg." "Schräg" doesn't appear on those lists, and it's high time you learn it! In this episode you'll learn what schräg means how to pronounce schräg and how to use the word schräg. Have you already downloaded your copy of the Quick Guide to the «W-Fragen»? If not, check it out here:...

Duration:00:02:10

What do "Bis bald," "Bis später," and "Bis nachher" mean?

11/9/2021
How do you tell your friend you're going to see her soon in German? There are so many choices, and in German they're not direct translations. In fact, so many German learners get this wrong, I use this topic as a barometer to tell me how well someone speaks German. Today we'll break down and put together the many forms of: Bis bald! Bis später! Bis nachher! Bis Samstag!/Bis um 11 Uhr! You'll hear your homework for this week, too, natürlich. And here's the extra homework for you studious...

Duration:00:03:46

How Does German Culture Compare to US Culture?

11/2/2021
There are several key differences when we consider how German culture differs from US culture. It's way more than bread, beer, and other clichés. In this episode we'll explore three cultural differences based on the Hofstede Insights, which are extraordinarily helpful in comparing cultural values. https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/germany,the-usa/ (https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/germany,the-usa/) Plus you'll learn a German phrase which indicates how...

Duration:00:05:19

A Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale: Der Kobold in der Mühle

10/26/2021
B1, B2, C1, C2 (A1-A2 version + English translation for all German students in the https://www.germanwithnicole.com/practice-german-weekly (Weekly German Practice)) The Brothers Grimm are famous for their collections of fairy tales, however you might not be familiar with this one. A Kobold is a "house spirit," a German folk being who takes care of household tasks and sometimes causes mischief. In this episode you'll hear the story in its entirety. Visit the accompanying blog post to:...

Duration:00:09:05

German Table Manners and Etiquette Part 2 of 2

10/19/2021
In Part 2 we'll cover what to do with the food! In this episode you'll learn: Which pattern to follow with food (like with the wine/beverage). The SECOND time you need to wait...wait...wait... What you say before you eat and what to do if you mess this up. The utensil you really need to learn properly. (RANT) How to signal to waitstaff that you're done eating. How to say good night properly. You just never know whom you might impress with your polite table manners, and you will surely find...

Duration:00:06:57

German Table Manners and Etiquette Part 1 of 2

10/12/2021
If you're invited to dinner at a German's home or out to a restaurant, there are simple ways to be a great guest. In this episode you'll learn: what to bring with you when invited to a German's home which joke NOT to make when you learn too many new names at once how to say you don't drink alcohol what to do when your host gives you your drink (with or without alcohol) what (not) to do while you wait...wait...wait for your host to give the toast. Here for the Right Reason Riesling is in FOUR...

Duration:00:07:39

Learn About German Riesling Wine

10/11/2021
Come sip with us! This Saturday, October 16th at 11 am Central we're going to have https://www.germanwithnicole.com/page/221830-german-wine-words (a wine tasting)! (A taste, not a drinkfest. ;) ) Come learn about German Riesling wine with us--why some folks think it's cool and some not. (I don't know any of those people.) You don't need to speak any German to take this class, it's all in English, and if you want you can learn some German vocabulary words. I'll be your host for this class and...

Duration:00:04:16