Donner und Blitzen: Die wahre Geschichte

All die anderen Rentiere mögen ja Rudolph ausgelacht und beschimpft haben; aber was ist mit den komischen Namen Donner und Blitzen? Donner und Blitzen, wie auch Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet und Cupid wurden alle vom amerikanischen Schriftsteller Clement Clarke Moore in seinem Gedicht “The Night Before Christmas” aus dem Jahre 1823 benannt. Der Dichter … Read more

Donner y Blitzen: La verdadera historia

Puede que todos los renos se hayan reído y burlado de Rudolph (Rodolfo), pero ¿qué hay de los extraños nombres de Donner y Blitzen (Trueno y Relámpago)? Donner y Blitzen, junto con Dasher (Brioso), Dancer (Bailarín), Prancer (Santarín), Vixen (Bromista), Comet (Cometa) y Cupid (Cupido), recibieron sus nombres del escritor norteamericano Clement Clarke Moore en … Read more

Donner en Blitzen: Het Echte Verhaal

Alle rendieren kunnen wel hebben gelachen en Rudolf belachelijk hebben gemaakt, maar hoe zit het met de vreemde namen van Donner en Blitzen? Donner en Blitzen, samen met Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet en Cupid, werden allen benoemd door de Amerikaanse schrijver Clement Clarke Moore in zijn gedicht uit 1823 ‘De Nacht voor Kerstmis’. Oorspronkelijk … Read more

Donner e Blitzen: A Verdadeira História

Todas as renas podem ter rido e zombado de Rudolph, mas e os nomes estranhos de Donner e Blitzen? Donner e Blitzen, juntamente com Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet e Cupid, foram todos nomeados pelo escritor americano Clement Clarke Moore em seu poema de 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” (Véspera de Natal). E o poeta … Read more

Donner e Blitzen: la vera storia

Secondo il popolare racconto natalizio, tutte le renne di Babbo Natale all’inizio ridevano di Rudolph e lo prendevano in giro, ma da dove arrivano gli strani nomi di Donner e Blitzen? I nomi di Donner e Blitzen, insieme a quelli di Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet e Cupid, furono inventati dallo scrittore americano Clement Clarke … Read more

How to Talk About Football in 20+ Languages

No matter whether you call it football or soccer, there’s no denying that association football is one of the most popular sports in the world. In fact, with an estimated 250 million active players in over 200 countries, it might just be the most popular sport around the globe. That means, no matter where you … Read more

How Different Languages Say ‘Hello’!

Greetings are so important that every language on Earth has a different way to say hello. Have you ever wondered what hello actually means and why we greet people with it? What are some more colourful ways to say hello in other languages around the world? Are there languages where greetings don’t exist? Brian Loo … Read more

German Cuisine: Is It Really the Wurst?

Germany is famous for a lot of things—but its cuisine doesn’t really top that list. Most stereotypes around German food include sausages, potatoes and lots and lots of beer. And while these stereotypes may be somewhat grounded in fact, Germany has much more to offer—as we’ll share with you today. If you’re in any city … Read more

Donner and Blitzen: The Real Story

All the reindeer may have laughed and called Rudolph names, but what about the strange names of Donner and Blitzen? Donner and Blitzen, together with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, were all named by American writer Clement Clarke Moore in his 1823 poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’. And the poet originally gave Donner … Read more

Keep Your Herr On: A Beginner’s Guide to German

Here’s the five Gut and Wurst things you need to know about the language: Lots of similar words: Around 40% of German words are similar to English ones because they once shared the same ancestral language.  Shared words include Hammer (hammer), Freund (friend) and gut (good) as well as phrases like was ist das? (what is that?) and … Read more