Julia Lewman

Julia is a native German speaker originally from Stuttgart, Germany. After receiving her degree in fashion design and custom tailoring she moved to the United States, where she now works as a freelance writer and translator. If she’s not writing (either for work or just because) you can probably find her drawing or painting, exploring the outdoors or playing with her two pets. Her goal is to be fluent in Japanese someday.

Julia Lewman

100+ Common German Phrases and Expressions to Sound Like a Native Speaker

Whether you are learning German “just because” or because you are planning to visit — or move to — Germany, getting familiar with some of the basics of German language is not only helpful in day-to-day life, but can also enhance your experience in a plethora of ways. In this blog post I’d like to …

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“Happy Birthday” in German – Wishes, Traditions and Trivia

Whether you’re from the United States, from Poland or from Brazil – celebrating your birthday in your home country surely comes with a variety of different and interesting traditions. Obviously, Germany also has a lot of customs and rituals to celebrate your or someone else’s special day. Some will look quite familiar, and some of …

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A Complete Guide to the Conjugation of the German Verb “Haben”

Whether you want to tell people about your family constellation or how many pets you own, you most likely won’t be able to accomplish that without using the German verb “haben” (to have). But apart from these situations, the word “haben” is used for so much more: it additionally serves as a “helper verb” for …

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Conjugation of the German Verb “Sein”: A Crash Course

“Sein oder Nichtsein, das ist hier die Frage” (To be or not to be, that is the question) — whether you’re into Shakespeare or not, the famous line from Hamlet, written in 1600 (or possibly 1602), is the perfect opener for today’s topic: the conjugation of the German verb “sein”. This will not only come …

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All About the Conjugation of the German Verb “Fahren”

Whether you’re planning a road trip or want to tell your German friends about your upcoming vacation, it’s likely you will need to use the German verb “fahren” (“to drive”, “to travel”, “to go”). This entire blog post is dedicated to the conjugation of the verb “fahren”. Let’s have a look at how it works! …

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Conjugation of the German Verb “Sehen”: The Definitive Guide

In a recent post, I talked about the conjugation of the German verb “gehen”. In this blog post, I’ll talk about a different topic that sounds very similar: the conjugation of the German verb “sehen”. “Sehen”, which means “to see”, doesn’t just sound similar, it also is – just as “gehen” (“to go”) – an …

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