Getting to grips with the German language

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False friends, ridiculous grammar and never-ending nouns. In the second episode of the new season of Meet the Germans, presenter Rachel Stewart explores the pitfalls of the German language.

Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic – from beer to nudity to complicated grammar – and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at

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