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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by John S, Sep 19, 2011.
a couple words a day just post words and their translation!
It's called GOOGLE <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> try that , it works well. I'm currently learning arabic from google and testing it on an arab at work <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Here, I'l get you started ( this is from my friend who is learning german right now: German has many cognates to English, though some words have multiply meanings.<br><br>Berliner<br> is famous from JKF's speech, it means when said Ich bin Berliner = I am<br> from Berlin, but can also mean I am a jelly doughnut>_> If you <br>are from a city, you put "er" on the end of the city to state you are <br>from there. So Hamburgers are people from Hamburg, Frankfurt = <br>Frankfurter, etc.<br><br>Another thing is, never use the sound "w" makes<br> in English on a German word. You say something you'll regret most <br>likely. "W" in German is pronounced with the "v" sound.<br><br>Was ist das? = What is that? Was pronounced Vas*<br>Wie geht's? = How's it going?<br>Tog = Day, but in slang means Hey.<br>Hallo = Hello<br>Guten Tog = Good day.<br>Gute nacht = Good night. Not Guten like the above, no "n" for some reason.<br><br>"S"<br> makes a "Z" sound in most words, sometimes it doesn't make this sound, <br>like in es/ist = it/is. "J" makes a "Y" sound like "W" to "V". No matter<br> what, it is that sound. Ja = Ya/Yes.<br><br>That is simple German. It can be hard like<br><br>abgeschrieben = copied :/<br><br>I could go deeper in, but this is enough for you to know and can get you far in Germany.
from what I understand the pronunciation is very similar to my own language Welsh- though I cant speak a word of German lol
my cats name is in german, but thats all i know.
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I took a bit of German in high school but then moved away and the new school didnt offer anything but Spanish... I have most of my papers from that class and I would love to brush up on my German. I don't like how rosetta stone is setup it seemed odd to me. I tried it with German and Japanese.
@Ryan Wigglesworth<br><br>Some correction:<br>day = Tag (not Tog)<br>good day = guten Tag<br>The reason for difference between "Guten Tag" and "Gute Nacht" is that "Tag" is a male noun and "Nacht" is a female noun in German. German is not easy to learn. If I wasn't a native speaker I would not want to learn it.
ah, Thank you Rolf <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
Hallo und Guten Tag! Danke! (thank you) Sie lehren mich mehr. (Please teach me more).
This thread makes me want to dig out my old German workbook and stuff from high school. Honestly I thought learning German was easy even with the female and male nouns. Also I would probably thank Rammstein because without them I wouldn't have been introduced to the language. And I have picked up a few words from them first when I was a kid, they had the English version of Du hast and that when I really started to pick up the translations I would say. My high school German teacher was pretty cool and he was German and was a great teacher, even got to watch Finding Nemo in German. BTW John S, Du = you hast = hate mich = me, so Du hast mich = You hate me.<br><br>eins – one<br>zwei – two<br>drei – three<br>vier – four<br>fünf – five<br>sechs – six<br>sieben – seven<br>acht – eight<br>neun – nine<br>zehn – ten
@ Robert, Your last sentence tells me that you hear Rammstein <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>maybe it's enough just to listen to Rammstein to learn German!<br><br>in German was two words for Slingshot: Schleuder and Zwille.<br>some said "Schleuder" and some "Zwille" funny...<br><br>an my english is not good <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">