https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Some German Traditions and Culture

Hey guys,

To learn a language means not only to learn words and grammar, but also expressions and idioms. They make a language vivid and colourful. Language and especially phrases, idioms and everyday language is also always a mirror of the culture, the history and the traditions of a country. So to know about them can be helpful to learn and to understand a language.

Over the time I started a view discussions about these topics. And I received wonderful replys from you. Great answers, quick-witted comments and interesting informations. So that these posts don't disappear and others get the chance to learn from them, Buck72 made the suggestion to collect them in a list. I start the list with of discussions I initiated. I will also add some post from other users because I really like them. I didn't sorted them by date because I don't think that's important for the list.

about German Traditions and Culture:

"Santa, Is It You? No, It's Nicolaus" https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29575754

Sankt Martin - A German Tradition and the Words you Need to Understand https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29575754

Dinner for One - A German Tradition on New Year's Eve (Silvester) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29768332

Different Language cultures - Thoughts about Differences between German and English https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29951322

Discussions about Sayings, Phrases and Idioms

Fun - german proverbs (fixed) (from Rakascha) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23908882

Floskeln, Sprüche und Redewendungen für Tinycard-Decks (German!) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/24686593

Can someone please test and correct my Tinycards about expressions? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/24775044

The fun in Idioms (from tiramisues) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/24829822

Help with English Proverbs, Please https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/25504225

Table Manners and other Chances to Put Your Foot in it English vs. German https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30865827

Do you miss a discussion? Just tell me and I will add it.

best regards, Angel

Tinycards: here the link to my tinycards where you can find decks about phrases and idioms and more https://tinycards.duolingo.com/profile

January 12, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fr0stedFr0st

Danke schön!

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Angel, thanks for creating this interesting post - now I can easily find the links. Looks good. Some Lingots in appreciation. :) All the best, Chris

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hi Chris,

thank you for the idea :-)

best regard, Angel

edit: I'll keep this list also here updated regularly. https://sup.tu-inside.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=65

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/James8000

Danke für diese sinvolle Liste!

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dirk858585

How to make a pseudo-sticky... (upvote of course... what else?) :)

January 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hi Dirk,

you mean to mark a post as 'sticky' that it is shown first on popular? That can only do moderators and stuff I think. :-)

best regards, Angel

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dirk858585

Hello RedAngel,

as far as I know they won't do it anymore, that's why I called it "pseudo" : Sometimes I don't like to see threads going down to nowhere in "popular" ;) Thematic link collections might be useful to others in the future.

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

HI Dirk,

yes, you are right, they don't do it. So I put that link into my profil. ^^

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaSmith507855

Oh my god I forgot "Dinner for One" this year! But I heard from a British friend that is was kind of getting re-introduced in GB!

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN

Angel - Ich habe diesen Link in der Hütte gefunden. Ich habe eine Notiz hinterlassen.

February 8, 2019
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