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PostSubject: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:20 pm

IF anyone is interested post a phrase/word/sentence in english and Yellow Girl has kindly agreed to translate maybe KAL if he has time or even wants to.PLEASE keep it clean.....

I will start........

HOW old are you?
NAME all the days of the week please
Where do you live?
NUMBERS FROM 1 to 13,then 20 as 14 is like repeating...i know small bit lol
A bottle of beer please?
I am called john
timelord
AS many colours as you can remember
Revolution
WOLF PACK
LEON HEART
HELLO goodbye yes no how are you thanks thank you
Party time

Thats enough to start with........
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:00 pm

Answering these, although not mentioned above
HOW old are you? - Wie alt bist du?
NAME all the days of the week please - Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag, Sonntag
Where do you live? - Wo wohnst du?
NUMBERS FROM 1 to 13,then 20 as 14 is like repeating...i know small bit lol
eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn
elf, zwölf, dreizehn, vierzehn, fünfzehn, sechzehn, siebzehn, achtzehn, neunzehn, zwanzig
einundzwanzig, zweiundzwanzig,dreiundzwanzig, vierundzwanzig, fünfundzwanzig, sechsundzwanzig, siebenundzwanzig, achtundzwanzig, neunundzwanzig, dreißig

A bottle of beer please? Ein Bier bitte.
I am called john - Mein Name ist John.
AS many colours as you can remember
red - rot
blue - blau
black - schwarz
white - weiß
yellow - gelb
orange - orange
green - grün
brown - braun

Revolution - same
WOLF PACK - (Wolfs-)Rudel
timelord / LEON HEART - names stay the same
HELLO - Hallo
goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen
yes - Ja
no - Nein
how are you - Wie geht es dir
thanks - Danke
thank you - Dank dir
Party time - you wouldn't translate that, just keep it that way.
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:11 pm

Double, now no work for me! Sad Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:28 pm

Sorry double i didn't know anyone else could speak german that's why i named yg and kal
No offence meant
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:48 pm

So, next question round is up to you. Btw, maybe you have some more colours up your sleeve?
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:40 pm

Great, I could learn more german. I remember so little from school. But I still remember something, like: "Ich bin ausländer und spreche nicht gut deutch." and "Ist hier noch eine platze frei?" Laughing (Not even sure if that went correctly....)
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:45 pm

Lol takes me back to my time at school.. though i went to a language college and they tried to teach me German, Japanese, French and Spanish at the same time; now anytime i try to say something in a foreign language it comes out in a bilingual muddle
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:47 pm

Anyone translate what silent man said without cheating?
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:00 pm

The Silent Man wrote:
Great, I could learn more german. I remember so little from school. But I still remember something, like: "Ich bin ausländer und spreche nicht gut deutch." and "Ist hier noch eine platze frei?" Laughing (Not even sure if that went correctly....)

Ich bin Ausländer und spreche nicht gut deutsch = I am a foreign person and dont speak German very well

Ist hier noch ein Platz frei? = Is here a free seat? (or something like that - had really problems to translate this Embarassed )
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:03 pm

The first sentence is "I am a foreigner and don't speak german very well." and the other one is "Is there still a free place here?" or something like that. That's the kind of phrases I remember. The first one, "Ich bin ausländer und spreche nicht gut deutch." was taught through a children's song and still I can't say that phrase but only sing it in the tune of the children's song. Laughing

Oh, Yellow Girl was faster than me. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:26 pm

Few more words/phrases........

can you help me
children
mother/father/brother/sister
hospital
where do you work
church/chapel
aunt/uncle
son/daughter
wrestling
friend
enemy/foe
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:12 pm

timelord wrote:
Few more words/phrases........

can you help me = Können Sie mir helfen ?
children = Kinder
mother/father/brother/sister = Mutter / Vater / Bruder / Schwester (not that different!)
hospital = Hospital / Krankenhaus
where do you work = Wo arbeitest du ?
church/chapel = Kirche / Kapelle
aunt/uncle = Tante / Onkel
son/daughter = Sohn / Tochter
wrestling = wrestling / Ringen (actually Wrestling is a phrase taken from english and means wrestling in case of WWE-Wrestling while "Ringen" is more the olypmic discpline)
friend = Freund
enemy/foe = Gegner / Feind (actually I think you could translate them both to German with the other word.)

Will help out if I can !
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:14 pm

Thanks kal i will add more later to this post

worried
shy
embarrassed
feelings
point
sick/ill
nurse
doctor
team
club
country
sport
where is the bus/train station
which way to the airport
general manager
vice general manager
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:34 pm

timelord wrote:
Thanks kal i will add more later to this post

worried = besorgt
shy = schüchtern
embarrassed = verlegen (a bit tricky, this word does not have the same "Value" in german as it may has in other languages. While you`d say "this is embarassing" in english, it wouldn`t translate to "das ist verlegen", you would translate it to "das ist peinlich", but there is no german adjective for the word "peinlich", only the state of something "being peinlich" (peinlich sein)
feelings = Gefühle
point = Punkt
sick/ill = krank
nurse = Krankenschwester
doctor = Dokter (who, tough one Razz )
team = Team / Mannschaft
club = Club / Gesellschaft (usually Club, "Gesellschaft" is more a special term for different things)
country = Land
sport = sport

where is the bus/train station = Wo ist der Busbahnhof / Bahnhof
(funny thing of language: if you look at it closely, you say "Bahnhof" to train station, which is Bahn = Train, Hof = Station, but you also say "Busbahnhof" in German, which would translate to (if yoù`d say it wordwise) Bus = Bus, Bahn = Train, Hof = Station, which would lead to something like Bus-train-station which you`d never say in English, expect it is a place where both things are cmoing in. "Hof" has different meanings in German, can be used as "the court" in forms of medieval court or be used as "(Bauern)Hof" as (farm)yard )
which way to the airport = Wo geht es zum Flughafen ?

general manager = hm, could be translated different, I suppose. In buisness terms it would translate to "Geschäftsmanager / führer"
vice general manager = same as above, I think it would translate to "Vize-Geschäftsführer"

Actually I think I have a very good feeling for languages (as long as it comes to those I speak regularly, which is English and German in particular) and most of the stuff is pretty easy to translate, but the thing with "general manager" is not that easy.

Another thing, while we`re at it:
A very good, working dictonary for looking up words in different languages is www.leo.org -> it`s a german page, but nevertheless, working good and in both sides. There are some buttons right atop the page, saying "Deutsch-Englisch" "Deutsch-Spanisch" and so on - enter the "Deutsch-Englisch" Section and just type in a word you wanna know. In 95% of all cases, it will give you out a pretty much correct answer (Depends on your context, often words are used in different ones, as seen for "Hof" above). And yes, you can also enter english words and get a german result.

This doesn`t help learning german grammer, and speaking is yet another topic or making up a correct sentence (As German has some differences to english), but if you`re in need for a specific word for a letter or stuff, it`ll help you out!
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:24 pm

i use google translate tool Rolling Eyes Razz
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:47 pm

same here
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Funny thing about languages (sorry for hijacking) is the fact that most Germanic Languages are very much related.

Husband, the english word, hails from the Norse word Husbonde or Husbonn which is in short: Master of the House.
The word Wife, hails from the Welch I think word Wif which translates to Woman.
Soo the good ol Danes, who came over to England took themselves a mate refused to give up their title and thus.
Husband and Wife = Master of the house and his woman.

Window hails from the Norse word VindOye (Typo) meaning Eye of the wind, in short the hole in the wall where the wind came in..

Knife, hails from Knif, Norse word for the same thing, a knife.

But in -all- languages, and I dare the Germans since this is a German Tutor class..Soo here goes..
Translate the Swedish words:
Smörgåsbord or Smorgasbord in English to German
And then the trademark Swedish word: Lagom (As there is no English word for it, I'll try to explain..It is not to much, not to little of anything..and it is not moderate..It is plain and simple, Lagom...IE: Just the right amount)
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:54 pm

Languages are a very interesting topic, Lobo, you`re absolutly right.

There is a lot of things that don`t have a word or pair in another language. Here in Germany, there is an everyday item no one knows the name of...

Don`t know, maybe there is one in other languages. If you`re at a supermarket, standing at the line where you put your items to buy and then there are these small barrier-things that divide what you buy from what the person next to you buys... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:34 pm

Kaluani wrote:
Languages are a very interesting topic, Lobo, you`re absolutly right.

There is a lot of things that don`t have a word or pair in another language. Here in Germany, there is an everyday item no one knows the name of...

Don`t know, maybe there is one in other languages. If you`re at a supermarket, standing at the line where you put your items to buy and then there are these small barrier-things that divide what you buy from what the person next to you buys... Smile

Of course there is a name for them, the British call them...erm....that thingy...you know the wotsit....the erm....doobrey! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:45 pm

That's the thingamajig / thingamabob .. lol

Yea i always saw the English language as a very good cultural language mix.. many of are words are derived from Norse/Dutch and Latin along with mixes of French and Spanish all stuck together with Angelo-Saxon and Celtic... mostly cus kept invading and ruling us
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PostSubject: Re: LEARNING GERMAN   Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:49 pm

'BBC' Richard Anthony wrote:
That's the thingamajig / thingamabob .. lol

Yea i always saw the English language as a very good cultural language mix.. many of are words are derived from Norse/Dutch and Latin along with mixes of French and Spanish all stuck together with Angelo-Saxon and Celtic... mostly cus kept invading and ruling us

you forgot doohickey
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