English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, the long-dead Gothic – these belong to the family of languages known as the Germanic languages. Being descendants of a common language, the languages have many things in common, and knowing these similarities can help you to, if you’re English, learn German or, if you’re German, learn English.


31/8/2020 – The Wonderful World of the Verb Second Rule.
German grammar is fiendish for learners. Here are two rules to help bring it down to a friendlier level.

21/2/2021 – The High German Consonant and How to Use It.
English and German words are so often very similar – and yet not the same. Here’s an article on an important series of sound changes that can explain why.

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