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"

Sankt Martin - A German Tradition and the Words you Need to Understand

Dinner for One - A German Tradition on New Year's Eve (Silvester)

Different Language cultures - Thoughts about Differences between German and English

Discussions about Sayings, Phrases and Idioms

Fun - german proverbs (fixed) (from Rakascha)

Floskeln, Sprüche und Redewendungen für Tinycard-Decks (German!)

Can someone please test and correct my Tinycards about expressions?

The fun in Idioms (from tiramisues)

Help with English Proverbs, Please

Table Manners and other Chances to Put Your Foot in it English vs. German

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

January 12, 2019


Danke schön!

January 12, 2019

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

Hi Chris,

thank you for the idea :-)

best regard, Angel

edit: I'll keep this list also here updated regularly.

January 12, 2019

Danke für diese sinvolle Liste!

January 12, 2019

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

January 14, 2019

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

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

HI Dirk,

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

January 15, 2019

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

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

February 8, 2019
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