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Top 10 German Expressions to Sound Like a Local

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Best German Slang Words: Sound like a German local!

German is one of the most important languages in the world with around 100 million speakers. An official language in 6 countries and several international institutions, German is also recognised as a minority language in another 13 countries. The unique German variants, such as Austrian or Swiss Standard German, don’t exclude the most common German slang expression that any German-speaking local would know. If you are learning German, using colloquial phrases is a must in order to understand any informal conversation and achieve a good level of fluency. We have selected for you the top 10 German slang expressions that you should know!

Na? Hello

Was geht? What’s up?

Mach’s gut Take care (when saying goodbye)

Jein – Yes, but (It’s a mix between ja and nein)

Kohle Money

Prost! Cheers

Einen Kater haben Having a hangover

Luft bei dir! Things are going well for you! (When someone shares good news with you)

Hau ab! – Get lost!

Naja Well (At the start of a sentence)

September is German Month at Cactus!

If you are currently studying German or would like to do so, then this is the perfect month for you! Every day we are going to post a video of the #germanwordoftheday which will increase your vocabulary and show you the spelling, translation and correct pronunciation of new words or expressions in German. You can find our #germanwordoftheday across our social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and You Tube.

Why learn German?

Germany has the most powerful economy within the European Union and its language shares the Germanic origin of the English language, which makes it easier to learn than you may think. German is also an official language in Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and all the European institutions. The second most commonly used scientific language, German has an undisputed importance in any academic, technological or economic field. If you are interested in finding out more about the German language and culture, we offer several options for you: 10-week German evening language courses in London, Bournemouth, Brighton, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Oxford as well as 5-week German evening language courses in London and Brighton. If you are also thinking about planning a new move in your career, don’t hesitate to check our German For Business Courses or one of our specialist language courses such as Engineering German Courses.

Contact Us

Cactus offers language courses to all levels. To find out more information on any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Top German Bierkellers In Manchester

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Bierkellers In Manchester: Get A Taste Of German Culture In The UK

by Maria Ansede

A “bierkeller” is a traditional German bar that serves a wide range of German beers and food, in a social atmosphere and there is no better place than a bierkeller to practise your German! If you are taking a German evening language course with Cactus in Manchester why not discover more about German gastronomy and culture by visiting one of these bierkellers – just a few minutes walk from our Manchester school.

The Bierkeller

The Bierkeller is a distinctive Bavarian bar right in central Manchester and just a 10 minute walk from where our German evening courses take place. The friendly staff, dressed in classic Bavarian clothes, and live entertainment from German Oompah bands during the weekends, make of The Bierkeller a perfect venue to enjoy the best craft beers from Germany. Its signature kaserkraner sausage and bratwust with German mustard or a Black Forest gateau is a delightful final touch for an authentic German evening.

Albert’s Schloss

Schloss is the German term for a palace or manor and Albert’s Schloss houses a bakery, bier palace, wunderbar and live performances that bring the German and Czech culture to Manchester with a unique and lively atmosphere. Selected as the best pub in Greater Manchester in 2017 by Pub & Bar Magazine, Albert’s bier palace offers top German and Czech beers, Alpine cocktails, homemade schnapps and ciders. Pretzels, doughnuts and cinnamon knots are freshly made in the Schloss’s bakery every day. Its homemade artisan sausages, chicken schnitzel and apple strudel are another great reason to check out this Bavarian palace, just 10 minutes away from our school.

Sandbar

If you are looking for a rare German beer at a different kind of British pub, Sandbar is a popular venue with a busy cultural programme. Known for its great selection of German and European beers Sandbar serves everything from Munich’s Hacker-Pschorr to Czech’s lemony pilsners with Sazz hops. Choose one of its outstanding beers alongside one of its famous stonebaked pizzas such as Tirolese, Inferno or any of its veggie and vegan options.

Contact Us

To find out information on any of our German courses Manchester, or just general advice on German language learning, or how to start your language learning journey, please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

 

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