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Through your ears directly into your brain - and feet: Songs are a wonderful way to practice a language and get in touch with a country's (pop) culture. This is why at Transmitter musics plays an important role in our German classes. Our teachers are always in search new hits and classics to make their classes more entertaining and to give our students insights on German pop culture.
Here comes the second part of our new weekly series we would like to introduce you to a couple of songs that we recommend for improving your German. All of them come with interesting videos and the lyrics so you can work on your vocabulary while you listen to them. This time the songs are especially suitable if you are currently studying a the intermediate level B1. For songs lyrics more suitable for the A2 level, please visit this link, for the higher C1 level click here.
1. Peter Fox - Schwarz zu Blau (>> Lyrics)
Rapper Peter Fox has a deep and emotional love-hate relationship with his hometown Berlin. This song is the clear prove.
2. Kraftclub - Ich will nicht nach Berlin (>> Lyrics)
Everybody wants to move to Berlin. Everybody? No, the guys of Kraftclub have a whole bunch of arguments against it.
3. Leila Akinyi - Afro Spartana (>> Lyrics)
An ode to the power of black women by up-and-coming rapper Leila Akinyi.
4. AnnenMayKantereit - Oft gefragt (>> Lyrics)
Practising the Partizip II ("gefragt", "gemacht" etc.) through music? This song makes it possible!
5. Wir sind Helden - Nur ein Wort (>> Lyrics)
Ever had a crush on someone very shy? Then you know what this track is about :)