29 Common German phrases you’ll need on your travels

Live your best life on your travels with these 29 common German phrases

Pack your socks and sandals, and hold on to your Bretzel. We’re going to Germany – the land of beer and sausages!  Whether you’ve booked a trip to go to the Oktoberfest in Munich, the carnival in Cologne, or just a nice, relaxing hiking trip around the Black Forest, knowing how to get by in Germany […]

11 English words that are actually German

Busuu Blog - German Words In English

Schnitzel, dachshund, blitz – ever wondered what these words have in common?  They’re all German words we use in English. German loanwords, to be exact – words that English speakers have ‘borrowed’, and use in more or less their original Germanic form.  Think of these ‘loanwords’ as tiny pieces of German culture and language that […]

Is German hard to learn? An honest guide

While German might not make the list of the easiest languages to learn, it isn’t one of the top ten most difficult ones either. If you’re looking for a quick answer to whether learning German really is as hard as you’ve heard – the answer is yes and no. We’ve considered some of the main […]

busuu turns 10 and you’re in for a treat


Can you believe busuu is already turning 10? Over the past decade we’ve grown into the largest social network for language learning with more than 80 million users around the world. So let’s celebrate together with something special… Join in the birthday fun with the right vocab busuu wouldn’t be the same without you, so […]

What to do in Germany’s quirky capital ?


So imagine this. You’ve arrived in Berlin. You want to try and fit in as much as possible. Maybe you think of Germany and Dirndl, Lederhosen and Brezeln come to mind. Well rule number one for a weekend in Berlin: stay away from anything stereotypically German looking. These things are from the Bavaria region and have […]

German grammar: not actually the WURST thing ever

Picture this: you’ve decided to learn a new language. There you are, in the first couple of weeks, happily learning to introduce yourself and feeling super motivated because it all just seems so easy… and BAM! Then comes grammar! Grammar is a term that some people find daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. At busuu, […]