Learning German?

Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Skiara, Aug 7, 2009.

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  1. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Some people are learning German or have questions about this language. So this thread is about speaking in German, it's about learning German and it's about asking whatever you want to know about the German language.

    I can guarantee that you'll get an answer to every question, but you'll have fun while chatting in a foreign language. :D

    Everyone is welcome to participate, to learn and to help learning German!


    Also... fangen wir an!
    (So... let's start!)

    Wie geht es Euch?
    (How are you?)


    Just a small hint, please, don't use those language translators. Those are horrible and even harder to understand.
  2. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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  3. MacCaffrey VIP

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    A famous quote from John F. Kennedy in Berlin, 26. June 1963. ;)
  4. KithuraVess Jedi Grand Master

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    Ich kan Deutsch sprechen, aber ich kan es nicht richtig schreiben....dieses thread (is dar ein wort für thread auf Deutsch?) wird gut sein um zu lernen, wie zu buchstabieren. :)

    (I can speak German, but I can't really spell it....this thread (is there a word for thread in German?) will be good to learn, how to spell. :))

    Just a question, should we translate what we say in German to English, so everyone can understand? :) (I think I should do it anyway, for my spelling. :p)
  5. MacCaffrey VIP

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    If you are not sure, then write the English sentence would be quite helpful. :)


    "Ich kann Deutsch sprechen, aber ich kann es nicht richtig schreiben....dieser thread (ist das ein Wort für thread auf Deutsch?) ist gut um buchstabieren zu lernen."

    We are using Thread in German, too, but there is probably a German translation, but I don't use it.
  6. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    @ Rachel: Yummy. ;)
    Du weißt, dass 'Berliner' auch eine Art Kuchen bezeichnet, oder?

    (You know that 'Berliner' is a word for some kind of cake as well, right?)


    Kithura, that's a good question. I'll talk to Mac and Hal about it.

    Although it's not needed for modding, since two of us know German very well, in my view translating would be polite to everyone who don't know German that well, so they can participate somehow. But I also see the reason of keeping off translations, so one isn't in temptation to read English instead of German while she/he wants to learn it. :)

    Please, translate your German for now - until Mac, Hal and I have spoken about it. Thanks. :)


    But now back to your German...

    "Ich kann Deutsch sprechen, aber ich kann es nicht richtig schreiben....dieser Thread (gibt es ein Wort für 'thread' auf Deutsch?) wird gut sein, um zu lernen wie man es buchstabiert."

    (oder... "wird mir helfen, es zu lernen.")


    Dieser Thread sollte Dir wirklich dabei helfen können. :)

    Es gibt im Übrigen aus meiner Sicht keine wirklich gute Übersetzung von 'thread'. Ich selber benutze auch im Deutschen das Wort 'Thread'. Bisher gab es keine Verständigungsprobleme.


    (This thread should be able to help you. :)

    Btw in my view there's no really good translation for 'thread'. Myself uses 'Thread' in German as well. So far there haven't been any understanding problems.)



    Edit: Mac was a bit faster. So you can see that there's not only one correct way to say the same thing in German. :)

    Ich habe gerade mit Mac am Telefon gesprochen, und er schlägt vor die Übersetzungen als Spiler zu markieren (black out), damit nur diejenigen, die es wirklich in Englisch lesen wollen auch lesen können.

    I just talked to Mac on the telefon and he suggest to mark the translation as spoilers (black out), so only those who really want to read it, can read it in English.

    Wie wär's wenn wir dieses Thema (black out or not, translating or not) ein wenig discutieren? Gerne würde ich auch Eure Meinung hören.

    How about talking about this topic (black out or not, translating or not) a bit? I would like to hear your opinions as well.
  7. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Sabine, that's always the joke that JFK said "I am a jelly doughnut."


    Also, Sabine and the GSFF can testify that what I remember of German is quite horrible. :p
  8. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Aber es ist ein Start! :D

    (But it's a start.)
  9. halibut Chosen One

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    Ich bin ein Knieheibel.
  10. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Was ist ein Knieheibel?

    (What is a Knieheibel?)
  11. KithuraVess Jedi Grand Master

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    Danke! :D
    That needs no translation. :p ;)
  12. halibut Chosen One

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    A Knieheibel is a toggle lever. A friend of mine is a german translator, specialising in engineering. He taught me that word :p

    Ich heise Mark. Ich spiel die Klavier.
  13. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Gerne! :)

    Aber... ich kann Dich nicht verstehen. :( :p
    (But... I can't understand you.)
  14. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Deutsch zu schreiben ist viel schwerer als sprechen. Ich habe selten Probleme Deutsch zu lesen doch, am mindesten seit ich entdeckt habe, dass amazon.de manchmal billiger als amazon.co.uk ist.

    It's a lot harder to write German than speak it. I rarely have probelms with reading German though, at least not since I discovered that amazon.de is occasionally cheaper than amazon.co.uk.

  15. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    >Deutsch zu schreiben ist viel schwerer als sprechen. Ich habe jedoch selten Probleme Deutsch zu lesen, am wenigsten seit ich entdeckt habe, dass amazon.de manchmal billiger als amazon.co.uk ist.

    Wirklich? Beziehungsweise bestellst Du öfters aus anderen Ländern?

    (Really? Or rather do you order from other countries quite often? - Now I hope my English half as good as my German. :p)
  16. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Ja, wir haben ja kein amazon in Schweden, so ich kaufe ziemlich oft from Deutschland oder England.
  17. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I can read German and understand most of what is being said, and when I heard someone speaking German, I can understand what they're talking about for the most part, but I can't read or write it.

    Meine Deutsch ist nicht so gut. :(
  18. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    >Ja, wir haben ja kein amazon in Schweden, daher kaufe ich ziemlich oft von Deutschland oder England.

    Kein Amazon? Und ich dachte, das gäbe es praktisch überall! :eek:

    (No Amazon? And I thought, it exists almost everywhere!)


    Versuch es, Rachel! Dadurch lernst Du es auch. :)

    (Try it, Rachel! Thereby you'll lern it.)
  19. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Aber ich kann nicht... remember any. :p

    What is that...

    Ich furgessen alles meine Deutch? Something like that?
  20. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    I thought that was "Wie geht es Dir?"
  21. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I believe it depends on who you're speaking to.

    Or you can just say Wie gehts?
  22. KithuraVess Jedi Grand Master

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    I think she meant "you" (plural form). :)
  23. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    And people say that learning English is difficult. :p
  24. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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  25. Obi_one_and_only Force Ghost

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    Viele die leute sprechen aber schoen gut Deutch! :eek:
    Many people speak very good German!

    Sorry I didn't post anything over the weekend, but on Saturday I was cycling/swimmming, eating/watching teh stars (w00t!) and on Sunday I was trying to repair KDE. I am now at work writing check numbers on excel.

    Oh, danke frau lehrerinen Sabine und Herr lehrer Flo!

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