• To start a new series on our rich literary history I want give you a quick overview of the literary periods in Germany in this first post.
  • Five years ago I uploaded the first video to Deutsch Happen and now my lessons have been watched over 1.3 million times! Please support this project.
  • In out series about German expressions, it's time to learn the meaning of a new one: etwas für einen Apfel und ein Ei kaufen.
  • This is my traditional German pea soup recipe, a classic of German cuisine. It's easy to make and tastes delicious!
  • This is a curated list displaying the top 20 words for money in colloquial German along with some popular sayings and expressions.
  • In this post I explain how you can use the popular German expression: Das geht ja wie das Brezelbacken!

Lessons & Resources

Peer Steinbrück, a politician and challenger of Angela Merkel, is in the news for giving the finger in an interview. German vocabulary list and exercise.

German Vocabulary List: Jemandem den Stinkefinger zeigen

Posted on September 13, 2013

Peer Steinbrück, a politician and challenger of Angela Merkel, is in the news for giving the finger in an interview. German vocabulary list and exercise.

In diesem kurzen Artikel stelle ich dar, warum Freitag, der 13. in Deutschland als Unglückstag gilt und erkläre den historischen Ursprung.

Freitag, der 13. als Unglückstag und seine Bedeutung

Posted on September 13, 2013

In diesem kurzen Artikel stelle ich dar, warum Freitag, der 13. in Deutschland als Unglückstag gilt und erkläre den historischen Ursprung.

Technically homophones are words that sound the same but are written differently. Here is a list of German homophones and a famous Rammstein song.

List of German Homophones

Posted on June 30, 2013

Technically homophones are words that sound the same but are written differently. Here is a list of German homophones and a famous Rammstein song.

This is a Summer reading list for German learners who are already intermediate and advanced learners. It contains classics as well as recent books.

Deutsch Happen Summer Reading List for German Learners

Posted on June 9, 2013

This is a Summer reading list for German learners who are already intermediate and advanced learners. It contains classics as well as recent books.

In out series about German expressions, it's time to learn the meaning of a new one: etwas für einen Apfel und ein Ei kaufen.

German Expressions – Etwas für einen Apfel und ein Ei kaufen

Posted on May 18, 2013

In out series about German expressions, it’s time to learn the meaning of a new one: etwas für einen Apfel und ein Ei kaufen.

This article about German vocabulary contains a list with the most common synonyms for dumm / dumb in German.

German vocabulary / Wortschatztraining: Synonyms for dumm (dumb)

Posted on May 14, 2013

This article about German vocabulary contains a list with the most common synonyms for dumm / dumb in German.

In this German vocabulary list you'll find a list with commonly used adjectives to replace "cool" in colloquial German.

Wortschatztraining – German Vocabulary List: cool

Posted on April 28, 2013

In this German vocabulary list you’ll find a list with commonly used adjectives to replace “cool” in colloquial German.

This is a curated list displaying the top 20 words for money in colloquial German along with some popular sayings and expressions.

The 20 Most Common German Words for Money

Posted on April 7, 2013

This is a curated list displaying the top 20 words for money in colloquial German along with some popular sayings and expressions.

In this post I explain how you can use the popular German expression: Das geht ja wie das Brezelbacken!

German Expressions: Das geht ja wie das Brezelbacken!

Posted on March 27, 2013

In this post I explain how you can use the popular German expression: Das geht ja wie das Brezelbacken!

Quick overview of the TestDaF and Zertifkat Deutsch tests of German language ability, their requirements, levels, features and target audience.

Tests, Certificates and exams for learners of German as a foreign language: TestDaF, Zertifikat Deutsch

Posted on March 15, 2013

Quick overview of the TestDaF and Zertifkat Deutsch tests of German language ability, their requirements, levels, features and target audience.