Germans are renowned for being hard-working people, but they certainly enjoy their leisure time too.
Germany is a leader in world football and it’s quite common for a young person to become Mitglied eines Sportvereins – a member of a sports club team, as well as enjoying music, Facebook, Twitter, hanging out with friends, baking, shopping and all sorts of other things.
How do German speakers say what they do in their free time?
Listen to these verbs to warm up.
Hilfsvokabeln– Helpful vocabulary
Germany, Austria and Switzerland are three of the most successful winter-sport nations in the world.
Germany and Switzerland in particular have always had very successful bobsleigh – der Doppelschlitten – teams and have won more Olympic medals – die Olympiamedaillen – between them than any other nation.
Germany is the only country in the world to have four bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks.
In winter, outdoor sports are very popular and you can often see people heading out to go skiing or outdoor ice-skating for the day. It is certainly much easier to do this than in the UK.