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Dads are more than just “second adults” at home. A good father is just as important to a child’s development as a good mother. In English, there are many affectionate names children use to call their dads. In today’s article, we will look into how to say father in German.

You can choose from several possible translations depending on the level of affection you want to show. You will also learn some really interesting idioms, such as “Ach, du dicker Vater!” which literally means “Oh, you fat father.” Read our article if you want to find out what it really means!

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German has many colorful expressions and idioms related to colors. The color black appears in many of them. In today’s article, we will look into how to say black in German.

It not only appears in the German national flag (a tricolor consisting of black, red, and gold), but it is also part of various everyday expressions, such as schwarz auf weiß (= in cold print) or ins Schwarze treffen (= to hit home). You will learn all that and more in our article!

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Learning German has its ups and downs. Horrifyingly long words fall into the category of “downs.” However, you have probably discovered that even the seemingly uncomplicated short German words can cause you trouble.

In today’s article, we will look into how to say down in German. Is it unten, unter, herunter, hinunter, or even nach unten? Or do you need a completely different word, such as abwärts? What about down in phrasal verbs? Don’t worry we won’t let you down. You will learn all that and more in our article!

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Learning how to say one in German will make your life easier when you visit the country and want to order, for example, a bratwurst or a beer. German beer glasses are big, so you might want to start with just one.

The translation of one looks easy enough, but the endings can complicate things a bit. Is it eins, ein, eine, eines, einer, einem, or einen? We will explain the differences in our article and show you proper usage in various example sentences.

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Moms are one of the most special gifts you can receive. Your mom is always there when you need her and loves you unconditionally. In today’s article, you will learn how to say mom in the German language.

Like in English, you can choose from many possible translations depending on how much affection you want to show. Did you know that die Mutter means mother but also a nut? You will learn all that and more in our article!

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