Flashcard Friday: German Christmas Vocabulary

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! We hope that you’ve all enjoyed your week and are ready for the weekend. Here in Germany there’s a definite Christmas spirit in the air. Already many of the local Christmas markets are opening, and everywhere there are lights and Christmas colors. The Christmas markets are a tradition here in Germany, selling their beautiful wooden crafts, lights, baked ginger breads, and of course Glühwein, the traditional German mulled wine served hot and delicious. It’s festive and lovely, and  it’s hard not to feel happy  surrounded by so much holiday spirit!

So we thought that for this week  we would compile a list of German Christmas vocabulary words related to the holiday season.  If you’re interested in German Christmas markets, here is a list of some of the most famous markets in Germany.  But we’d venture to say that no matter where you go, you’re bound to find that each city and market has its own special uniqueness and charm. So here are our words! We hope that wherever you are, that you are getting the chance to do something that you love and that makes you happy. Until next week!

Christmas= Weihnachten

Christmas market = Weihnachtsmarkt

Advent calendar= Adventskalender

star= Stern

Christmas tree= Weihnachtsbaum

Gingerbread cookie= Lebkuchen

snowflake= Schneeflocke

angel= Engel

snowman= Schneemann

gift= Geschenk

candy cane= Zuckerstange

reindeer= Rentier

Santa Claus= Weihnachtsmann

mulled wine= Glühwein

hot chocolate= heiße Schokolade

gift wrapping paper= Geschenkpapier

wreath= Kranz

candle= Kerze

Christmas card= Weihnachtskarte

Friday Flashcard: Thanksgiving Dinner Spanish Vocabulary!

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! For those living in the United States, there’s a big holiday coming up this week…Thanksgiving! Many people across the US embrace the opportunity to gather with family and friends, share a lot of good food, and in many families spend an evening watching US football! Growing up, my family enjoyed incorporating Cuban dishes into our Thanksgiving celebration. We ate turkey, but we also ate black beans and rice, yuca con mojo, tostones, and many other delicious dishes.  It always made for a special, unique day that we looked forward to year round. This year we’re living in Germany, and so things are a little different. For one thing, we’re working through the holiday, and secondly, we don’t have many of the ingredients available in our local stores to make some of our favorite dishes. But we’re still excited for the holiday, and we’re planning on celebrating in any way we can! So for the holiday, here are some Thanksgiving dinner Spanish vocabulary words.

Happy Thanksgiving= Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias

friends and family= amigos y familia

eat= comer

share= compartir

turkey= pavo

sweet potato= batata

mashed potato= puré de papas

corn= maíz

green beans= judías verdes

bread= pan

stuffing= relleno

pumpkin pie= pastel de calabaza

plate= plato

fork= tenedor

spoon= cuchara

knife= cuchillo

napkin= servilleta

glass= vaso

US football= fútbol americano

November= noviembre 

Thursday= jueves

We hope that if you celebrate Thanksgiving, that you have a wonderful holiday this week. We wish everyone a happy and restful weekend. Until next week!

Friday Flashcard: Spanish Weather Words

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! Hope that you’re all enjoying your day and are looking forward to the weekend. Around here the weather lately has been kind of crazy, changing from cold to warm and rainy to sunny and back again. As fall takes hold and winter quickly approaches, we imagine the weather will be getting colder and colder, but so far we’ve been fortunate to still have a few semi-warm days every once in a while! So because of the constantly changing weather, we decided to dedicate this week’s Friday flashcard and vocabulary list to the fickle weather and see how many Spanish weather words we could collect. Here’s our list! How is the weather where you are? What is your favorite type of weather? We enjoy the mild warm weather, but every once in a while we like snow and a cold winter day, it’s the perfect excuse to stay indoors with a hot chocolate or head outside to watch the snowflakes. Here’s to hoping that wherever you are, that you are enjoying the weather and are looking forward to a relaxing and fulfilling weekend doing something that you love. Until next week!

rainbow= arco iris

the rain=la lluvia

to rain= llover 

cloud= nube

cloudy= nublado

fog= niebla

wind= viento

the snow= la nieve

to snow= nevar

hurricane=huracán

tornado= tornado

hail= el granizo

to hail= granizar

the storm= la tormenta

the lightning bolt= el rayo

the sun= el sol

It’s cold= hace frío

It’s hot= hace calor