Neukölln Café Culture

Photo by Nathan Dumlao In Berlin’s multi-kulti district, Neukölln cafés seem to come and go. It is becoming a hub for bars, small clubs… Neukölln cafés are slowly replacing the…

15 Untranslatable Words That Make Us Love German

Throughout many languages there are untranslatable words which crop up often in conversations between linguists.  We tend to run down a list in Miriam Webster assuming there is a direct…

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Hey, you there. Welcome to The Secret Linguist; you'll find Travel | Languages and Culture. I am a British expat; relocated to Berlin (Germany) in 2015. I live for humour and good espresso.

Speaking German in Berlin

Speaking German in Berlin when everyone replies in English It may sound like a strange situation, although I am sure many people have had this happen to them. Speaking German…

The longest German word

German’s complex grammar and structure is balanced out via its very logical compound nouns which can provide moments of hilarity for those who have even a basic understanding of German.…

10 reasons to learn German in Berlin

1 year in Berlin Having celebrated sticking out a year in Berlin on 21st July, I realise that Germany has taught me many things. I have lived in Wolfsburg and…