Buchstabensalat mit Tiefeneffekt
From preserving nearly extinct languages to learning the lingua france, words are the basis for communication.
From "döner murders" to "moors' heads," German is full of discriminatory terms. Each year, a jury of prominent linguists announces the "Faux Pas Word of the Year" - but there is no shortage to choose from. (15.01.2013)
A German publisher has plans to rerelease a classic children's book - without the racist words found in the original. Experts are split on whether the past should be cleaned up, or preserved so it can be discussed. (11.01.2013)
For those learning German, choosing between the informal "du" and the formal "Sie" to address someone can be tricky. But even for native German speakers, it's getting harder to decide - after all, language changes. (05.01.2013)
For years, Latin has barely had a pulse as a subject of serious study. Now, a student-led renaissance is underway in Germany, with many schools playing catch-up. The trend, however, has not spread to other countries. (18.09.2012)
The European Union can seem impenetrable to outsiders. But in the past few years, the EU has taken a number of active steps to improve transparency. They’ve started by tackling the issue of jargon-heavy language. (18.09.2012)
Young refugees are learning German with the classics. Performing modified and modernized versions of works by Goethe gives them the courage and confidence they need to participate in a new, foreign society. (03.09.2012)
German is often considered a difficult language with very confusing rules of grammar. But the European debt crisis seems to help German to some sort of a renaissance. Language courses are in high demand. (19.08.2012)
How many horses are pulling your car? This German word will come in handy for your summer vacation.
Do you know any rascals? Then this German word could come in handy.
Just ahead of Rio, another kind of Olympics is taking place in Berlin. Here, young German language learners from around the world put their skills to the test. How would you fair against them?
This analysis of the German pop scene's success abroad is unprecedented in scope.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
Shot putter Heidi Krieger, now Andreas, was systematically doped in East Germany - an experience that influenced his gender identity. A film about Krieger shows why every sports fan should care about the doping issue.
The ghostwriter of the best-selling "The Art of the Deal" reveals everything he fears about Donald Trump. He regrets contributing to forging the myth - not only because the presidential candidate doesn't read books.
Wacken Open Air in northern Germany is the biggest heavy metal festival on the planet. The Metal Battle section pits 30 up-and-coming bands from around the world against each other. We present three of them.
The Salzburg Festival is star-studded yet again - but this year, it could easily become a one-man show. These are the highlights for 2016.
After using social media to publicly quash the coup, Turkey's government is cracking down on news sites and purging state institutions again. Here is how censorship works in the country - and how Turks react to it.
With its flying brooms and daring duels in the air, Quidditch was invented by Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling. But the fictional sport has become reality - and a world championship is taking place in Germany.
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