FROHE OSTERN – HAPPY EASTER
Rosenmontag – Shrove Monday, Merry Monday, Rose Monday
Aschermittwoch – Ash Wednesday
die Fastenzeit – Lent, the Lenten season
die Karwoche – Holy Week, Passion Week
der Palmsonntag – Palm Sunday
Karfreitag – Good Friday
das Kruzifix – crucifix
die Kreuzigung – crucifixion
kreuzigen – crucify
die Auferstehung – Resurrection of Christ
der Ostersonntag – Easter Sunday
der Osterhase – Easter [...]
My Favorite German Word of the Day is: checken!
Because most things, granted not all things are better in Austria we also have “Obercheckers” – der Oberchecker or plural die Oberchecker
Principle part: checken / checkte / gecheckt
Auxiliary Verb: haben
Flexion: regular verbs
Here is how the verb is conjugated:
In 1885 German-Austrian pediatrician and university professor Theodor Escherich discovered the bacterium Escherichia coli, in short e.coli.
He was awarded the doctorate in medicine in 1881 and only four years later made his major discovery. He became professor of Pediatrics at the Karl-Franz University of Graz in 1890 and in 1902 in Vienna. IN the K. [...]
The word “Kriegsspiel” is obviously German, as is its inventor a military writer from Schleswig, Georg Vinturinus, who in 1798 invented War Games on actual terrain. It was based on the “Kings Game” invented in 1664 by Christopher Weikhmann of Ulm, Germany, and on a game Helwig, master of pages to the Duke of [...]
The Austrian writer Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895) made his living in the 19th century by writing lots novels and novellas according to “sex sells” principle. He also wrote under the pen names Charlotte Arand and Zoë von Rodenbach.
Every now and then he included painful, servile and submissive encounters. Best known are his description in [...]