We think that learning a language, in this case German, should be inspired by your daily life and inspiring at the same time. Finding the beauty in it can sometimes be as easy as describing what you see around you in German, translating not only your thoughts but also your feelings and emotions in the language you're learning. Why not start doing this by talking about autumn?
While Frühling (spring) is definitely my favourite season, with its blossoms and sunnier weather after a cold winter, der Herbst (autumn) is right up there on my list. I enjoy layering soft clothes and wrapping myself in a Schaal (scarf) while getting used to longer evenings and quieter days. But most of all I love how die Blätter (the leaves) acquire warmer tones of gelb, orange and rot (yellow, orange and red), until they start flying around and finally rest on the ground.
I personally think that a beautiful, slightly windig (windy) yet warm and bright Herbsttag (autumn day) is much more inviting than any hot summer day. Not to mention the aroma of heissi Marroni (hot chestnuts) at every corner and joyful sight of smaller and larger orange Kürbis (pumpkin) in the shops. Talking of shops, let’s not forget the anticipation of Weihnachten (Christmas) and winter holidays that starts building up slowly (or not so slowly lately).
Don't you also love to sich warm anziehen (dress yourself warm) with a Schal wrapped around you and a heisse Schokolade (hot chocolate) in your hands while you take a stroll just to hear die Blätter knirschen unter den Füßen (the leaves crunching under your feet)? By the way, there's even a beautiful verb in German that describes enjoying oneself and admiring the surroundings while walking without an aim or destination: flanieren. Or, if it’s regnerisch (rainy) and kühl (cool) outside, make yourself gemütlich (cosy) at home where you can bake Marroni yourself and relax with a nice book, hopefully in German.
However you choose to geniessen (enjoy) these autumn days, don't forget to spice them up with some German words and feelings. I invite you to at least read these German words and phrases out loud. If you pay attention, I bet you can even hear the Herbstwetter (autumn weather) in their sounds.