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Archive for March, 2011

Weißt du, wie viel Sternlein stehen?

It’s a tricky issue with the spelling of how much/how many in German. But there are certain rules that should be remembered and followed: 1. according to the reformed spelling we always write wie viel and wie viele separately Wie viel Zeit hast du noch? How much time do you still have? Wie viel Geld […]

Tokioter, Hallenser and Ivorer – Countries & Cities and their Unusual Names in German

Recently I’ve been reading quite a lot about Tokyo and its inhabitants in the German media. The occasion is a very sad and deeply shocking one but I’m pretty sure many of you have been reading about it too and maybe the same language phenomenon caught your attention. Namely the term used in German to […]

Looking for Janus words

Have you heard of Janus words before? They are also called auto-antonyms, contranyms, antagonyms, enantiodromes, and self-antonyms and refer to words that have opposite meanings. So, a Janus word is a word is a word with two meanings, one of which is the complete opposite of the other. Janus was a Roman god with a […]

Study Abroad Opportunities

Today more and more students are taking advantage of study abroad programs because of all the benefits that such experience holds. With all the colleges and independent companies offering these services you will want to enroll with a company that knows what they are doing. Nacel International is a leading language course organization providing study […]


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