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rock group Die Fantastischen Vier in concert  

Check out the song “MfG-Mit freundlichen Grüßen” by Die Fantastischen Vier, a German hip-hop band that was among the first rap/hip-hop bands in Germany actually singing in German! The song “MfG” (released in 1999) almost entirely consists of abbreviations.

Watch the video here. How many abbreviations do you understand?

Here are the lyrics if you want to check or sing along!


map with markers  

If you’d like to learn the vocabulary for more countries and languages, please check out this link.


sign saying "Grüß Gott"  

If you are interested to learn more about “Begrüßungen und Verabschieden” in German, please watch this video.


chalk board: with writing 100%  

Want a few more hacks to learning German? Especially tricks to learning articles and numbers? Watch this video for a few more tips!


Dirndl and Lederhosen  

Do all Germans were a “Dirndl” or “Lederhosen”? Are they actually super punctual? Here is a video about German stereotypes and this video highlights “8 things that happen ONLY in Germany”. 


boy pointing at his head  

Here is great video showing you different gestures and expressions in German. 



Extra Practice (optional): These activities are from the website Schubert-Verlag.

Zahlen A

Zahlen B

Begrüßen und verabschieden

Sich vorstellen A

Sich vorstellen B

Sich vorstellen C

Sich vorstellen D


Länder und Sprachen


Wetter und Jahreszeiten


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