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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

Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

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

Nov 18, 2016 11:00 AM Sponsored 4 Comments

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

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion 4 Comments

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

Jul 20, 2015 1:30 PM Insider Tips

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

Jan 13, 2015 4:30 PM Opinion


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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

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 PM Opinion 6 Comments

"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

Apr 1, 2014 10:00 AM Opinion 14 Comments

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

Mar 31, 2014 1:30 PM Opinion 54 Comments

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

Mar 24, 2014 10:45 AM Opinion 18 Comments

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

Feb 24, 2014 10:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Nov 26, 2013 10:00 AM Opinion 13 Comments

INSIDE: MOVERS AND SHAPERS – 20 influential Berliners including the don of döner and the woman behind the city's waste, upcycling and real cycling, Momos and La Costeña salsa, a Thai picnic in Wilmersdorf and much more! more

May 29, 2013 10:00 AM Features

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

Apr 12, 2013 9:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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

Mar 11, 2013 9:30 AM Opinion 11 Comments

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

Mar 4, 2013 9:30 AM Opinion 7 Comments

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

Feb 25, 2013 10:00 AM Opinion 11 Comments


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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

Feb 19, 2013 2:45 PM Opinion 327 Comments

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