From preserving nearly extinct languages to learning the lingua france, words are the basis.
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)
Enjoying the warm days of late summer? In German, they're full of spider webs, according to this Word of the Week.
During his visit to Nigeria and Kenya, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted at the possibility of adding software for more African languages, to ease Africans' access to the online social network's applications.
Germans have creative ways to talk about the body. Here are some of our favorite German words for body parts - but we wouldn't recommend using all of them at the doctor's.
Crystal meth smuggling and a police killing were heavy topics for a student film. However, they could win filmmaker Felix Ahrens gold at the Student Oscars in Hollywood on Thursday. He's one of three Germans to qualify.
In an open letter, Orhan Pamuk, JM Coetzee and other prominent figures have called on Turkey to release author Ahmet Altan and his brother Mehmet. They're among the latest victims of Turkey's post-coup purge.
An unforgettable evening of classical music and a German history lesson to boot: Berlin 24/7 columnist Gero Schliess visits the Berliner Philharmonie and has a beer backstage with Veteran violist Walter Küssner.
Edward Albee, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of plays such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," has died at his home in New York. He was 88.
Violent video games often come under fire from people who say gaming turns children into lazy, aggressive loners. But some experts now claim a bit of digital violence can improve your social life - and your grades.
The German capital is attracting more and more visitors from around the globe; it’s one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. So Euromaxx wants to know: what would you most enjoy as tourist in Berlin?
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