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From translation advice and grammar guides to idioms and useful phrases, our German resources are perfect for improving your language skills– whether you are a teacher or language-learner, translator or traveller.

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
noun
a stupid person

German Irregular Verbs

Get to grips with irregular and partly irregular German verbs.

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Useful Phrases in German

Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Germany.

Quote of the week

“Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.”

Joseph Conrad

(1857–1924)

Polish-born English novelist

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