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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)
If you want to end a discussion, you'd better have a killer argument, according to this German word.
Learn the word German magicians say just before they wow the audience with a magic trick.
If only our eyes had teeth.This German word puts a whole new spin on how you see - or taste - things.
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.
2015 proved to be a dangerous year for many journalists, including 72 who were killed. On World Press Freedom Day, we're honoring those who've fought to tell tough but true stories with these films showcasing their work.
The novelist Jenny Erpenbeck was awarded the Thomas Mann Prize on Monday (2.5.2016) for her narratives capturing today's burning topics and considering historical and political topics in her writing.
With "Lemonade," her latest release, Beyoncé marks the sixth time in a row that one of her solo albums has debuted at No. 1. She's the first artist to ever top the list with six consecutive albums.
He was one of the great twentieth century artists: Pablo Picasso created cubism and brought pigeons, clowns and bulls to canvas. But one thing he returned to throughout his career: windows. A new view on Picasso's work.
The Panama Papers, political fallout over satire, and Thilo Sarrazin’s latest book - every week a new scandal hits the headlines. What does it take to orchestrate media hype? And why do they sometimes just fizzle out?
It was a special kind of revolution: the first Chanel fashion show in Cuba took place on a beach boulevard in Havana.
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