What is a “posiealbum”? Guest blogger Jalees will explain. Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance
Today we’ll be hearing from Guest Blogger Jalees Rehman auf Deutsch about a present he recently gave his daughter that brought back his own German childhood. Enjoy!
Ich habe meiner Tochter zu ihrem neunten Geburtstag ein Poesiealbum gekauft. Warum gerade zum neunten Geburtstag? Weil ich neun Jahre alt war, als mich eine Klassenkameradin zum ersten Mal bat, etwas in ihr Poesiealbum zu schreiben.
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But we are still waiting… for the sun and air to act decent this year!
Want to practice your German reading comprehension? Or do you just like to solve five-minute mysteries? Either way, we’ve got the book for you. Was ist hier passiert: Die besten Rätsel-geschichten von CUS (What happened here: The best riddle stories from CUS) is designed to stretch your intellect, alone (with hints from the book) or with a friend (one looks up the answer and the other asks yes or no questions to help with solving the puzzle).
Take a peak
Try this riddle from the book’s “easy riddle” section. Can you figure it out?
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Peter Sloterdijk. Photo copyright Andreas Gebert/dpa
Nietzschean, Heideggerian, fascist, anarchist, libertarian, brilliant genius, blabbering nutjob – these and many other labels have probably been used to describe Peter Sloterdijk, who is one of Germany’s most widely known contemporary philosophers. He has achieved a rock-star status in the echelons of contemporary German thinkers, perhaps because none is more apt than Sloterdijk at fulfilling the true purpose of a public intellectual: inculcating his audience with an insatiable desire to think. His fans adore him; his critics are maddened by him. Few, if any, experience indifference when they encounter the provocateur Sloterdijk.
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With Karnival behind us for another year, Mainz has settled back into its normal routine of quiet beauty.
The Fastnacht Fountain. Photo (cc) flickr user Leuchtrahmens
This week marks the beginning of the 2013 Leipzig book fair. In celebration, a photo of the book burning memorial in Berlin.
An empty library reminds passersby in Berlin of the book burnings of the Nazi regime. Photo (cc) flickr user como_un_pez_en_el_agua