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Welcome to Holiday Weekly words. This is Alisa, let’s start. Today’s topic is Halloween and All Saints’ Day.
Halloween/Allerheiligen. Halloween /All Saints' Day.
So in Germany, Halloween and All Saints' Day is on October 31st and November 1st.
[An Halloween und Allerheiligen haben die meisten Deutschen frei.] On Halloween and All Saints' Day, most Germans are off.
[Striezel] It looks like a Cake bread type and it’s actually braided.
So it kind of looks like a braided bread and you can have different sweets, like cinnamon or raisins and usually in Germany, it’s sold on during the All Saints' holiday and at the bakeries.
[Der Striezel wird normalerweise am Allerheiligentag gegessen.] The striezel is usually eaten on All Saints' Day.
[die Kostüme] is costume.
[Die Kostüme] is actually plural, so the singular form is [das Kostüm]
[Dieses Jahr möchte ich ein Meerjungfraukostüm tragen.] This year, I want to have a mermaid costume.
[stiller Feiertag] Quiet holiday.
[In einigen Bundesländern ist der Allerheiligentag ein stiller Feiertag.] In few states, All Saints' Day is a quiet holiday.
[Süßes oder Saures] Trick or treat
[Wenn Kinder an Halloween von Tür zu Tür gehen, sagen sie in Deutschland "Süßes oder Saures".] Yeah, when kids go from door to door on Halloween, they actually say trick or treat, but in German [Süßes oder Saures] translated, means “sweet or bitter”. So the kids yell like sweet and bitter and you know, you can choose obviously what to give them. So that’s what kids say. [Süßes oder Saures!]
Thank you for watching the weekly words holiday version Halloween and All Saints' day. Leave me in the comments what was your greatest or scariest experience on Halloween, and don’t forget to subscribe. See you soon, bye.
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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Friday at 04:46 PM
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Hallo Rayman,

Seems like you had a tough Halloween! In case you drank too much, you´d rather say: "Ich habe unendlich viel Alkohol getrunken" or if the Russians drank too much while you where observing them, you might say: "Sie (die Russen) haben unendlich viel Alkohol getrunken. Saying this to friends or family you can use the more casual, informal expression for "Alkohol trinken" (to drink alcohol) which is "gesoffen" (infinitiv form of the verb is "saufen"): Ich habe unendlich viel gesoffen" or "Sie (die Russen) haben unendlich viel gesoffen). In this case you can skip the word "Alkohol" as "saufen" or "gesoffen" is already related to alcohol. But it´s not such a polite expression, so it´s maybe better to keep "Alkohol trinken" in mind. ;)



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Sunday at 07:49 AM
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My scariest Halloween experience has been celebrating Halloween in Russia! Sie hat undendlich trinken getrankt.