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  1. Gaara7

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    Someone interested in learning a lil German?
    I`ll help you as much as i can to learn this difficult language^^
    well i dunno how to start this so ask me and i`ll answer :amuse
     
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  2. kakashie-sensei

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    the languages just keep popping up in here
    Wie viele Tagen gehen sie auf ?rlaub? :)

    how many days are you going on vacation?
     
  3. Voynich

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    Isn't it "Ich gehe im ?rlaub" ?

    *my german is a bit messed up...but "auf" didn't sound right*
     
  4. kakashie-sensei

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    ich is i so that would make:
    how many days am i going on vacation?
     
  5. LordStronghold

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    Yeah, I'm try to learn.
    But my english is s*ck enough :D
     
  6. Voynich

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    I know...that wasn't the point silly. I was talking about the "" auf" vs. "im" ...

    *sigh*
     
  7. Procyon

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    Thanks G7! I was hoping you'd do this. Wanna tell us some basic things like Hello? Or maybe explain some differences in the alphabet compared to English?
     
  8. kakashie-sensei

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    sorry overlooked that
     
  9. Dreams

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    for differences in alphabet:
    a is pronounced like in fall, its not exactly like this, but i cannot find sth other, so
    e is pronounced like in elephant (or sth like that)
    i is like the english e (like in wind ...)
    well, thats it.

    oh, and this question "how many days are you going on vacation?"
    you would maybe say "Wie viele Tage bist du im Urlaub?"
     
  10. Kiba-kun

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    I'd be glad to help here; English is my first language but my German is pretty solid.

    Someone asked about basic words:
    Guten Tag = Good day/hello; basic greeting
    Hallo = obvious :p more casual than above
    Auf Wiedersehen = Goodbye
    Tschus = casual goodbye (stupid english keyboard can't type umlauts >.<)

    Ich habe nachstes Woche meine Kontrolle auf Deutsch >.< Ich muss uben! Ich lerne seit 5 Jahre Deutsch und ich bin ein bisschen gut, obwohl ich Angst habe...Hilfe mich! Ist alles ich schriebe gut? Ach, jetzt brauche ich Mathe uben. Wunderbar. Ich hasse die Kontrolles.....tschus....
     
  11. Phosphorus

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    Ooo. German. I could help a bit. I've been writing stuff from my German I book to use to study over the summer for Honors German II. Three days I've been writing, and I'm not even close to being done! I'll either scan it, or type it. It'll probably help. :nod:
     
  12. Dreams

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    your german is really good, kiba kun. but i guess you wouldnt say kontrolle. just test or arbeit or klausur or sth like that is fine. oh, and you?d say "helft mir" or "hilf mir". "mich" isnt the right kasus for this. umm, well, in english you say "i need to study ... now", but in german you dont say "ich brauche ?ben". youd rather say "ich muss ?ben" or "ich sollte ?ben". but german is much more difficult than english, so i think your german is really great.
    ps: ive been learning english for five years now and i know i make a lot of mistakes, so dont mind telling me when i do sth wrong.
     
  13. Phosphorus

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    Oh, I could help with that! As far as my knowledge goes, this is how it would be typed:

    Your German is really good, Kiba-kun, but I guess you wouldn't say, 'kontrolle'. Just 'test', 'arbeit', 'klausur' or something like that is fine. Oh, you'd say 'helft mir' or 'hild mir'. 'Mich' isn't the right (....?) for this. Umm, well, in English you say, "I need to study...now," but in German you don't say, 'Ich brauche ?ben." You'd rather say, "Ich muss ?ben," or "Ich sollte ?ben." German is much more difficult than English, so I think your German is really great.
    PS: I've been learning English for five years now and I know I make a lot of mistakes, so don't mind telling me when I do something wrong.

    I must disagree with the 'German is harder than English' bit, most Americans can't even speak nor use proper English. XD;
     
  14. Phosphorus

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    Well, I started typing everything I wrote down... It's going to take a while. Mind you this is all from my German I book, 'Komm mit!', so not everything is literal. Sorry for the bad layout. It looks nicer on Word. =P

    Spoiler: Kapitel 1-2 German I

    Kapitel 1
    Erste Stufe

    Saying Hello and Goodbye

    Guten Morgen! Good morning! (formal)
    Morgen! Morning!
    Guten Tag! Good day! (formal)
    Tag! Day!
    Hallo! Hello!
    Gr?b dich! Hi!
    Auf Wiedersehen! Goodbye! (formal)
    Widersehen! Bye!
    Tsch?s! Bye!
    Tschau! Bye!
    Bis dann! Bye!

    Asking Someone's Name and Giving Yours

    Hei?en To be called
    Wie hei?t du? What's your name?
    Ich hei?e... I am to be called...
    Wie hei?t das M?dchen? What's the girl's name?
    Sie hei?t... Her name is...
    Wie hei?t der Junge? What's the boy's name?
    Er hei?t... His name is...
    Hei?t sie...? Is her name...?
    Ja Yes
    Nein No

    Asking Who Someone Is

    Wer ist das? Who is that?
    Das ist... That is...
    Frau... Mrs...
    Herr... Mr...
    der Lehrer Male Teacher
    die Lehrerin Female Teacher
    die Deutschlehrerin Female German Teacher
    der Deutschlehrer Male German Teacher
    die Biologielehrerin Female Biology Teacher
    der Junge The Boy
    das M?dchen The Girl

    Definate Articles

    der The (Masculine)
    die The (Feminine)
    das The (Neutral)


    Other Useful Words

    und and
    jetzt now
    auch also
    schon already
    Also, einfach! That's easy!
    Ach ja! Oh yeah!
    Ja, klar! Of course!
    Prima! Great!

    Zweite Stufe
    Asking and Giving Someone's Age and Giving Yours

    sein to be
    Wie alt bist du? How old are you?
    Ich bin 14 jahre alt. I am 14 years old.
    Du bist... You are...
    Er ist... He is...
    Sie ist... She is...
    Sie sind... They are...

    Die Zahlen von 0 bis 20

    Eins one
    Zwei two
    Drei three
    Vier four
    F?nf five
    Sechs six
    Sieben seven
    Acht eight
    Neun nine
    Zehn ten
    Zw?lf eleven
    Elf twelve
    Dreizehn thirteen
    Vierzehn fourteen
    F?nfzehn fifteen
    Sechsehn sixteen
    Siebzehn seventeen
    Achtzehn eighteen
    Zw?nzig twenty

    Other Useful Words

    Bundesland, *-er Federal State (German)
    Hauptstadt, *-e Capital

    Dritte Stufe
    Talking About Where People are From

    kommen to come
    Woher bist (kommst) du? Where are you from?
    Ich bin (komme) aus... I'm from...
    Sie ist (kommt) aus... She's from...
    Er ist (kommt) aus... He's from...
    Sie sind (kommen) aus They're from...

    Talking About How Someone Gets to School

    Wie kommst du zur Schule? How do you get to school?
    Ich komme... I come...
    mit dem Bus by bus
    mit dem Rad by bike
    mit dem Auto by car
    mit dem Moped by moped
    mit der U-Bahn by subway
    zu Fu? on foot

    Asking Questions

    Wer? Who?
    Wie? How?
    Wo? Where?
    Woher? From where?

    Kapitel 2
    Erste Stufe
    Talking About Interests

    Was machst du in deiner Freizeit? What do you do in your freetime?
    Machst du Sport? Do you do sports?
    machen to do
    spielen to play
    Ich spiele Fu?ball. I play soccer.
    Basketball (obvious)
    Volleyball (obvious)
    Tennis (obvious)
    Golf (obvious)
    Spielst du ein Instrument? Do you play an instrument?
    Ich spiele Klavier. I play the piano.
    Gitarre Guitar
    Karten Cards
    Schach chess
    Hast du andere Interessen? Do you have any other interests?
    Other Useful Words

    viel a lot, much
    nicht not, do not
    andere other
    Ich glaube... I think...
    oft often



    Zweite Stufe
    Expressing Likes and Dislikes

    gern (machen) to like (to do)
    nicht gern (machen) to not like (to do)
    nicht so gern not to like very much

    Activities

    Briefmarken sammeln to collect stamps
    Comics sammeln to collect comics
    Freunde besuchen to visit friends
    Musik h?ren to listen to music
    zeichnen to draw
    basteln to do crafts
    schwimmen to swim
    tanzen to dance
    wandern to hike

    Pronouns

    ich I
    du You
    wir We
    ihr You (pl)
    er He
    sie She
    sie They
    Sie you (formal)

    Other Useful Nouns and Phrases

    so so
    sehr very
    Sag mal... say...
    Tja... Hm...
    schreiben to write
    Ich gehe schwimmen. I go swimming.

    Dritte Stufe
    Saying When You Do Various Activities

    die Hausaufgaben machen to do homework
    Wann? When?
    nach der Schule after school
    am Nachmittag in the afternoon
    am Abend in the evening
    am Wochenende On the weekend
    im Fr?ling in Spring
    im Sommer in Summer
    im Herbst in Fall
    im Winter in Winter


    Expressing Opinions

    Wie findest du (activity)? What do you think of (activity)?
    Ich finde (activity)... I think (activity) is...
    Spitze! Super!
    super! super!
    Klasse! Great! Terrific!
    prima! Great! Terrific!
    toll! Great! Terrific!
    interessant interesting
    langweiling boring
    bl?d dumb
    (activity) macht Spa? (activity) is fun.
    (activity) mach keinen Spa?. (activity) is no fun.

    Agreeing and Disagreeing

    Ich auch. Me too.
    Ich nicht. I don't.
    Stimmt! True!
    Stimmt nicht! Not true!
    Das finde ich auch. I think so too.
    Das finde ich nicht. I disagree.

     
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    hk. thanx. i never write big letters or sth like that when i post at the internet. you must have had really much to do if you had to type in all those things. its really good! only one thing. whats "gr?b dich"? im german and ive never heard that before. neither have my friends. the german translation for "hi" is just "hi". we dont have a german word for that. gr?b dich sounds like an austrian word. but ya list is cool!!!
     
  16. Phosphorus

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    Oops... That's suppose to be 'gr?? dich'. It's from my German I book, so if you still haven't heard of it then I have no idea. XD; Many of the translations in my book aren't literal; if possible, I put in the literal translation.
    But yes, I do have a lot of time on my hands. Today was the last day of school and I've gotten my own computer. I spent hours upon hours last weekend writing all of the information from my German book. Now I get to spend hours upon hours typing it all.

    So, Dreams, what is it like in Germany? Isn't Germany noted for making good quality instruments? Violins atleast. I want to get a Gemeinhardt Flute and Piccolo. Lovely little woodwinds they are.
     
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    hallo wie gehtst?????
     
  18. Dreams

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    well, i dont know much about german instruments, but we make a lot of good cars :D

    umm, i know "gr?? dich", but i usually dont use it. you can just say "hi". thats enough.
    i guess it would be useless to show you some of our grammar and stuff, cause nobody in germany knows about it either. it keeps gettin changed, so dont bother learning it :D
    there was a grammar reform a few years ago, and now they plan on changing it again this year. its horrible! so i post some phrases and words here:

    sonne sun
    himmel sky
    v?gel birds
    erde earth
    welt world
    ich mag dich i like you
    ich liebe dich i love you
    was machst du gerade? what are you doing right now?

    and for the konjugation of the verbs:
    example: spielen to play
    ich spiele i play
    du spielst you play
    er/sie/es spielt he/she/it plays
    wir spielen we play
    ihr spielt you play
    sie spielen they play

    well, its rather difficult cause not all verbs are konjugated like this, but basically thats the scheme
     
  19. Phosphorus

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    Oh yes, conjugation of German verbs is ever so fun. Frau Summa taught us "Ichy-dust-t-en-t-en" Which basically goes:

    Ich -e
    Du -st
    er/sie/es -t
    wir -en
    ihr -t
    Sie -en

    Ah, grammar is just SO much fun. Must really suck for you since it keeps on changing.
    Hm. What are the German words for Moon, Shadow, and Wolf?
     
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    I speak perfectly german :D

    you guys should heard swissgerman, its really dirty :D
     
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    how dirty!!!!!?????
     
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    dirtier as dutch :D
     
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    Moon - Mond
    Shadow - Schatten
    Wolf - Wolf :D

    Hope, I could help. :D
     
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    Helped you have...

    I'm curious as to the origins of these languages though.

    Spanish and Italian are pretty much variations of Latin, right? Is German a variation, or its own thing.
     
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    Hello everyone I'm a little bit familiar with german I've had one year so far and soon will go into my second. Since English and German are quite similar then German must be a variation of latin. Anyway I'd like to contribute to those wanting to learn German.
    Like English, German has gender except inanimate objects can have gender also, this is identified by the direct articles Die, Das, and Der. (will replace any umlauted letters with ae, oe, and ue and essets will be ss.)

    Die is feminine
    Das is neuter or neutral
    Der is masculine
    All of these articles all mean "The"
    Here are some Nouns to go with these articles.

    Der: Ball, Computer, Mann, Onkel, Tisch, Fernseher
    Das: Maedchen, Telefon, Boot, Buch, Auto
    Die: Schuhe, Tante, CD, Toilette

    Well those are some examples. If someone could plz cover the cases too, over the summer I haven't been able to study much so I need a little review on that. hope everyone benefits from my contribution. :D
     
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    scroll down to "History"
    and read :amuse
     
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    Translate to English
    hallo
    gut
    eis
    tisch
    sein (verb)
    dein
    er
    sie
    es
    Sie
    Mutter
    Grossmutter
    Vater
    Grossvater

    here is a small test for the beginners :D
     
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    I am taking German next year.
     
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    du sheisst! <-- kinda like "ur shitting (me)" as in "NO WAY MAN THAT CANT BE RIGHT"

    something u would say a lot if ur friends r jokers.

    po <-- polite form of butt (you could call someone a po)

    sheisstkopf <-- use the word learned from above ( kopf means head :) )

    NOW U KNOW! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
     
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    Here is a German Letter guide!

    ? - called an esset has the sound of a double s.

    For the letters with the dots them. the dots are called umlauts which modify the sound of the letter.

    ? - has an ae sound.

    ? - has an oe sound.

    ? - has an ue sound.

    this is the best way I can explain it, if anyone could give a better discription please explain.
     
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