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    Germany

    If anybody's interested in the German language, ask away here.

    Quote from da_rippa:

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    If someone needs help in German, I would offer my help. Only if it's wanted. It's not my mother language, but I was born, grew up and live in Germany , so I should be able to help you PM me if there is a need...

    I personally think, that Spanish is a cool language, I am an idiot not to take the course at school when I had the opportunity (3 years ago, because of lazyness )

    This Forum is interesting

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    Re: German Language

    Thanks Gold Knight, you are obliging .
    As I said... ask me, if you need help.

    Tschüss und schönen Tag noch.
    (Bye and have a nice day.)
    da_rippa


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    Re: German Language

    Well to start with...

    Thank You
    You're Welcome
    Good Morning
    Good Night

    How are you?
    I'm good ( or ) I'm feeling bad
    I'm happy to hear that
    What are you doing?
    Have fun!

    =D

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    Re: German Language

    As you can see there are sometimes more than one way to say something.
    Either formal or colloquial.

    formal = (F)
    colloquial (C)
    OK?

    Thank You
    Danke schön (F)
    or
    Danke (C)


    You're Welcome
    Bitte schön (F)
    or
    Bitte (C)

    By the way, don't wonder, if someone from Germany, Austria or Switzerland answers
    "Please you" , if you say "Thank You", because "bitte" can be also translated into "please" (like "can you help me please")

    Good Morning
    Guten Morgen

    Good Night
    Gute Nacht

    How are you?
    Wie geht es dir? (F)
    or
    Wie gehts? (C)

    I'm good
    Mir geht es gut

    I'm feeling bad
    Ich fühle mich schlecht

    I'm happy to hear that
    (Es) freut mich, das zu hören.

    What are you doing?
    Was machst du?

    Have fun!
    Viel Spaß


    Ich hoffe, ich kann euch ein wenig helfen.
    I hope I can help you a little bit.

    Farewell


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    Re: German Language

    Please you XD

    Seriously, danke!

    How about helping us understand the grammar? Like how Maggeus started his French Language thread.

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    Re: German Language

    I agree with GK here. Can you teach us how to understand the grammar and also how do pronounce the words properly? Thanks. Danke.

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    Re: German Language

    As da_rippa seems to be busy I will give you a brief explanation of pronounciation and grammar in German:

    Pronounciation:
    Almost the same like in English. Good, isn’t it?

    a – like in master (not :apron)
    u – like in umbrella (not: university or nutshell)
    i – like in teak or wisdom (not: wise)
    ä – like in apron
    ü – like in myth
    ß – it’s basically an double s, like in miss
    th (like in the German word Bibliothek=library) – for pronounciation ignore the h, prounounce it like a normal t like in water

    Originally I planned to write the Grammar part on my own but then I found useful links so I’ll let you read what pros have done:
    Just click around there's more to see. Also note that this site also has a online dictionary with spelling, inflection, word-formation and other.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
    Also, fellow Germans, if you find something to correct, let me know.

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    Re: German Language

    aaaah....
    damn...
    Ich hab den Beitrag total vergessen.

    Sry everybody... I am in the preparations for my Abitur, it's so annoying.
    If you want to know what Abitur means, check this out:
    http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&lang=de...&search=abitur

    Vergebt mir bitte , ich hab das nicht mit Absicht gemacht.
    Please forgive me, I didn't do it on purpose.

    Miso...miso...hmmm...misosuppe
    Danke, dass du das hier fortgeführt hast.

    Another dictionary is this one
    http://dict.leo.org/

    A few other examples for pronounciation

    a - like in wonder-bra
    u - like in you
    i - like in cheek

    the rest can be seen in Miso's post ^^.

    Sagt mal, wie will man erklären, wie man das "e" ausspricht?

    servus und good bye
    da_rippa


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    Re: German Language

    Hallo, leute! Miso, da-rippa

    Konnen sie mir uns ecklearen wie an deutch zu schhrieben? Es ist so leicht zu sprechen aber etwas zu schrieben is ein mort fur mich. Ich glaube ich hab jetzt schoon menge fale gemacht. Es werte toll die vorte richtig zu schrieben.
    Yeah, and sorry once more for the load of mistakes.

    Danke vielmals

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    Re: German Language

    I just correct the sentences, k?

    Hallo Leute!
    Können Sie uns erklären, wie man deutsch schreibt? Es ist so leicht zu sprechen, aber etwas zu schreiben, ist mörderisch (1) für mich. Ich glaube, ich habe jetzt schon eine Menge Fehler gemacht. Es wäre toll, die Worte richtig zu schreiben.


    (1) You wrote "ist ein Mord für mich" - you can say that but it's kinda akward so I changed it to the adverb.

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    Re: German Language

    Hehe, nice topic
    German grammar is indeed very complex. Sometimes even Germans make mistakes because they're not sure about certain aspects (casus, tempus etc.). In certain dialects (like the one spoken in Berlin) people often use dative for accusative which sounds quite funny to non-Berliners
    German should be rather easy to learn for English-speakers or people from Scandinavia (exept Finland) since these languages are all related to each other. Just remove the romanic/latin words from English and go back a thousand years and the two languages will sound surprisingly similar. The only problem is really the grammar, since it's a highly "inflected Language" just like modern Icelandic or Old English. Different endings for each gender, words being torn apart in a sentence, you continue the list
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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by Miso
    I just correct the sentences, k?

    Hallo Leute!
    Können Sie uns erklären, wie man deutsch schreibt? Es ist so leicht zu sprechen, aber etwas zu schreiben, ist mörderisch (1) für mich. Ich glaube, ich habe jetzt schon eine Menge Fehler gemacht. Es wäre toll, die Worte richtig zu schreiben.


    (1) You wrote "ist ein Mord für mich" - you can say that but it's kinda akward so I changed it to the adverb.
    Great, at least few words are written the right way. Thanks, Miso. It's somehow hard to write all the "sch", when we have transformed in a single "š". Now I'll know at least that much.
    Can't wait for someone to post a conspect on how the unique sounds are written.

    Quote Originally Posted by asmo
    German should be rather easy to learn for English-speakers or people from Scandinavia (exept Finland) since these languages are all related to each other.
    Same to latvian. We have adopted many words and almost all the gramar from germans, so we somehow partialy understand german even if we don't know it. Old people still use old words like "ancuk" for "jacket" and others.

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    Re: German Language

    @Predator_U: Oh, that's interesting. Didn't know that the influence was that big. However, I know that Oliver Kahn, the Goalkeeper of Bayern Munich, has a Grandfather from one of the three Baltic countries

    For a Phonology-guide you may want to click on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_phonology

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language
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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by asmo
    For a Phonology-guide you may want to click on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_phonology
    Oh! Thanks a lot. That makes things a bit easier. I'll have to copy it.

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by Predator_U
    Same to latvian. We have adopted many words and almost all the gramar from germans, so we somehow partialy understand german even if we don't know it. Old people still use old words like "ancuk" for "jacket" and others.
    Oh. That's interesting. I didn't know that they are similar.

    I have a grandma originally coming from Lithuania. Well...back then it was part of German...
    But I don't know much about the Baltic countries.
    So it is a surprise that Latvia is similar to German.

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