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Yet another debate on English-speaking staff in the service industry? CDU politician Jens Spahn thinks it's "dumb" to speak English in the German capital. Is this a case of a provincial politician lost in the Weltstadt or a downright xenophobe? more

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Still want to learn German but just can't fit it into your busy schedule? We've all been there. New language learning platform Lingoda is a pretty damn good solution for when school just isn't an option. more

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Denglisch, Germlish or just plain bad German? He's no linguistic purist, but Seymour has "the Nase voll" with this Scheiße. more

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Where do international parents send their kids to for both their own breather and their kids benefit? D.A.S. Akademie offers a two-week break from your brats while they get beefed-up German skills and a trendy set of new international friends. more

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Two weeks into the New Year is a good time to evaluate the progress of your resolutions for 2015. Mossy shares hers to remind us never to give up on hope, at least not until January 31. more

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John wants to fight the patriarchy in the German language, surveys the options and then has some suggestions of his* own. more

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"Und das ist auch gut so..." After a lot of deliberation regarding ourselves and the changing social landscape of the city, we've made a radical decision: Read on to find out what future holds in store for Berlin's international magazine. more

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If your biggest beef with people is the way they spell, you need to get over it, says Jacinta Nandi. more

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Jacinta was going to say something about racism today, but then she realized she was tired of that and maybe it's a job for someone else for the time being. So here's a list instead. more

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Jacinta Nandi doesn't mind it when Germans speak to her in English. But she is never gonna have sex with another Blog-Fan as long as she lives. Promise. more

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INTERVIEW. The incisive Izzard is a worldwide star – known as much for his hysterical monologues as his flair for women's clothing. With his eyes set long-term on politics, short-term he's doing German at Imperial Club and Quatsch through Feb 28. more

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Jacinta Nandi loves it when German men explain things to her. more

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Jacinta Nandi thinks that German boys who get upset about the "Innen" ending have incredibly tiny penises. more

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Jacinta Nandi wonders why German men sound so hugely unattractive when speaking English. And she knows it's not their fault. more

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Jacinta Nandi's written a book! In German. She'd probably never have written it though if she'd really known how bad her German was. more

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This is Jacinta Nandi's official opinion on whether expats should learn German or not: probably. more

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Waitress

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My, my, my, how things have changed in Berlin. Just 12 years ago, with no German in Berlin, you would have been up shit creek. Now, it seems like a badge of honour that some expats don't speak the language. Julie Colthorpe is over it. more

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