Raquel Mueller

Raquel is a recent graduate with an English degree and a German minor, currently living in the midwestern United States, who’s interest in language stems from having two multilingual parents and a brief couple of years living in Germany as a kid. Beyond language and writing, Raquel also enjoys playing violin and painting.

Raquel Mueller

Best Intermediate German Apps: Top 6 Apps to Help You Learn German

Picking up German can be tricky, but we are lucky to live in a time when language learning isn’t consigned to classrooms, tutors, or dry, confusing textbooks. Thanks to language learning apps, learning German can be fun, easy, and on the go. Not to mention, you can choose when and for how long you want …

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How to Say Sorry in German – Apologies and Sympathies

Apologies! My bad! Excuse me! I’m sorry to hear that. Sorry, come again? Like many polite phrases and words, saying sorry in German, just like in English, can have several meanings depending on the context. There are also different levels of formality, politeness and slanginess available in the different variations of “sorry”. Misunderstandings are practically …

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“Essen” Conjugation: All the Ways to Conjugate “Essen” in German

Despite all the differences between different people, cultures, and languages, at least one thing that unites us all is eating. We all have to eat to live. Eating nourishes us, but it can also be an essential communal experience and depending on what you eat and how eating is a central cultural element. Knowing how …

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“Hello” in German: “Hallo!” and Other German Greetings

If I had to guess, I’d say almost everyone who speaks English already knows hallo is “hello” in German. They sound very similar, and they are one letter off from each other in spelling, it’s hard not to connect the dots. In general, greetings are the most well-known part of any language, because they are …

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“Thank You” in German and Other Expressions of Gratitude

In polite conversation, knowing how to thank people is invaluable. Whether it’s in an email, at the store, during work, or on a thank-you note, “thank you”, in all its shapes and forms, is crucial to add to your vocabulary in any new language you learn. Since German has different pronouns and modes of speaking …

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“Goodbye” in German: A Comprehensive Guide to German Parting Words

Nothing is as bittersweet as saying goodbye, but it’s not as bad as not knowing how to say bye at all. An important part of practical language learning is knowing how to start and end a conversation. If you’ve been following the blog, you can already say hello in German thanks to the 100+ Common …

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