The tragen family is not as numerous as the drucken / drücken family we once analyzed, however, short, similar words often get confused in the mind, especially the sweet couple Betrag or Beitrag.
German picture description phrases and sequence
Having dealt with letters examples and dialogue topics for b1 test, we move on to the next topic – German picture description phrases for DTZ. The picture description is called Bildbeschreibung. This task is used in the exam up to level B1, then something more substantial is usually used, like a diagram or graph.
In the Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer (DTZ) exam, the picture must be described after the story about yourself and before the dialogue. There is no special time for preparation. But the task is not unnecessarily difficult. The pictures are simple, do not imply a deep description of every smallest detail and are rather an excuse for a short discussion of one of the simple everyday topics.
Anki pronunciation add-on
You don’t usually need pronunciation for German, but it’s actuell for other languages. Anki pronunciation add-on gives you the ability to add pronunciation quickly and effortlessly.
Aufmachen or öffnen or offen or eröffnen
To this day, every time I have to ask when an institution or store is open, I am agonizingly unsure which word to use. Aufmachen, öffnen or offen or geöffnet? Or, to be sure, just auf? What difference between öffnen and eröffnen?
Also aufschlagen, andrehen, aufschließen can mean “open closed”. Let’s start with them, so as not to get in the way.
Difference between steigen, steigern, erhöhen, erheben, zulegen, zunehmen
Increase, raise, rise – there is not one, but several rows of synonyms at once. Let’s search difference between steigen and steigern, erhöhen and erheben, zulegen and zunehmen…
First look at steigen, steigern, erhöhen. All of them suppose changing the level.
Words excavations. Weihnachen meaning
Where does this word with such a difficult spelling come from?
In fact, his story is quite simple:
Giving direction essay in German. Wegbeschreibung
Giving direction essay in German (Wegbeschreibung) pops up in the school several times in different grades and at different levels. Not all teachers decide to write this essay, some take it verbally. And in VERA in grade 3, too, there was a similar task.
The training method is very simple: we open a map of the area, a city plan (for example tourist plan from tourist office) and ask to give direction from and to.
German synonyms. Difference between verschieden and unterschiedlich, anders
This is such a classic problematic synonymous series in different languages: the words “different” and “other”. In the German version it is mainly about difference between verschieden and unterschiedlich, anders.
German synonyms. Receive: erhalten or bekommen, kriegen, beziehen, erlangen
In this thread, synonyms with the meaning “receive” are in the center. These are the words erhalten or bekommen and also kriegen, beziehen and erlangen. In addition, let’s take a look at enthalten – the word that is always confused with erhalten.
Let’s start with the simplest.
Idioms in German with meaning stupidity, madness. 2. Modern expressions
Several additionally found idioms in German with meaning stupidity from modern books and blogs. They have not yet entered the dictionaries, and probably not all will. But the frequency can be high as they are in vogue now.
I chose more interesting idioms, but did not take the more offensive ones.