No Time To Hibernate!

20 Dec

2010 has brought a lot of change.  New country, new language, new apartment, and a new climate.  Life seems to keep pushing me northward, and living in a cold and snowy place for the first time takes some adjustment.  

I have had to figure out a few things that seem obvious to some.  For example, always assume you need at least one more layer before walking out the door, the warmth of snow boots is more important to me than having cold feet in chic shoes, and last but not least, it will inevitably snow on the day when it is my turn to shovel.

This naturally piqued my curiosity on how to talk about certain essential topics with my neighbors. I wanted to be able to ask things like: Do I have to shovel that part of the sidewalk too? or Is it ok if I build a big snowman over there?.

After a quick look in the dictionary, here is a quick list of essential snow-related words:

der Schnee – snow

Schnee schippen – snow shoveling

der Schneeball – snowball

eine Schneeballschlacht machen – have a snowball fight

der Schneeman – snowman

einen Schneeman bauen – make a snowman

die Schneeflocke – snowflake 

der Schneepflug – snowplow

der Schneefall – snowfall

I think that’s enough for now!  I hope you will be able to put this info to good use and have some fun! Viel Spaß!


4 Responses to “No Time To Hibernate!”

  1. Karl December 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    Ich bin ein Schneeman !

  2. lifesmystery December 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Hi there,

    I was born and raised in Vilseck, Germany. Small little village in Bavaria. I just love the picture of the snowy Forest, reminds me of my childhood when we took walks, and enjoyed the peace and quiet and all you could hear is the snow crunching under your feet.
    Thank you for sharing these great pictures. Merry Christmas!

    • bavariaundercover December 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I absolutely love Bavaria and Germany in general. I would stay here forever if I could. I’m glad to have brought back some good memories for you.

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