Category: German

February 12, 2017 by Boris

The highest note to end the Year of the Monkey

Even in our young history, it already has become a tradition and a way of leading our company by being as transparent as possible, means sharing news and updates with you our friends, students and followers!   Hence, it is this time my turn to briefly summarise the amazing and very eventful last year of […]

December 25, 2016 by Iván

Christmas traditions around the world

As Christmas have arrived, we´d like to share with you some particular celebrations that most of you might not be aware of, happening in those countries represented by the languages we teach here at EIL: Spanish speaking countries During the previous and Christmas days, nativity scenes are not only put up at homes but also […]

July 6, 2015 by Boris

German Idioms

After I recently changed the cover photo of my private Facebook account to the one you can see below, I was very positively surprised by the feedback of my friends. In total, my friends commented with literal translations of around 40 more or less commonly used German idioms. This led me to write this little […]

April 14, 2015 by Boris

German Pronunciation

After our last post on Spanish pronunciation we are thrilled to give you an idea about German pronunciation! …and it is not going to be as straightforward as the Spanish one. The German pronunciation takes its origin from the Indo-Germanic languages. It evolved over the centuries leading to what we nowadays know as ‘Hochdeutsch’. The […]

January 22, 2015 by Boris

The German Genders

Welcome to our first Blog post! Unlike other European languages, such as French or Spanish, the German language knows three different genders. (Almost) every noun belongs to one of the following three gender groups: Masculine (der), feminine (die), or neuter (das). To be able to use the correct article, it is essential to remember the gender […]