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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2008, 19:50 »
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have you been to Furstenberg ? It were I may have to move to ....

No, just Berlin (missing the thrill of border control and buying pieces of the wall :) ) and Dresden (beautiful city, and I've heard it's even better now after some restorations.

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2008, 19:56 »
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... and Dresden (beautiful city, and I've heard it's even better now after some restorations.

It is "even better now" I'm from Dresden. :)

« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2008, 19:59 »
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Berlin is close to the place. Dresden  surprised me with river view and
Sans Souci  palace (if my French is not correct, which i rarely so, please pardon me)

« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2008, 20:07 »
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Dresden  surprised me with river view and
Sans Souci  palace (if my French is not correct, which i rarely so, please pardon me)

Pardon me, but Sanssouci palace and gardens are in Potsdam, near Berlin - did you mean the Pillnitz palace? :)

« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2008, 20:11 »
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Potsdam, I am not rihtig this time :)  also the river view was of Berlin I was told.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2008, 20:20 by vphoto »

« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2008, 05:03 »
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I found a curious German word Heimweh, it should be das Heimweh ?

yes, right and here is another rule:  in a composite noun like this (Heim + Weh) the article is determined by the second noun (das Weh = hurt, sickness) .  In this case it is "das Heim" as well, but that it doesn't determine the article.Another example "der Bilderrahmen" = the pictureframe, = "das Bild" and "der Rahmen".
I am kind of stuck on grammar right now, it seems .  I am studing  Spanish and spent three weeks with a girlfriend who was studying English grammar to be an English teacher - must have rubbed of.

« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2008, 06:18 »
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2008, 06:39 »
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Read'em and weep :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_grammar


Come on its not that bad people will easily understand you without perfect grammar, actually the grammar of most germans i know isn't always perfect - relax :)

« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2008, 07:36 »
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Read'em and weep :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_grammar


Come on its not that bad people will easily understand you without perfect grammar, actually the grammar of most germans i know isn't always perfect - relax :)


Now I understand how you come to the conclusion that German grammar is easier than English grammar  ::)

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« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2008, 08:06 »
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Well you can find to any language a site that one can make weep
I suppose you are dutch (correct me if i'm wrong but it's just an example anyway)
so here we go dutch grammar:
http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Niederl%C3%A4ndisch/_Grammatik

« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2008, 08:39 »
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Yes, I am. And yes, the Dutch grammar can be pretty complicated too, it drives many foreign students crazy. The German grammar is even more complicated than the Dutch grammar. Compared to both languages, I find English grammar the easiest by far.

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« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2008, 08:51 »
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Well you have much more tenses in english than in german. I personally find this very difficult.
I guess every language has it obstacles for language-students.

« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2008, 08:55 »
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Actually there's just one grammar I "hate" more than that of my mother tongue (German), and that is Russian ... But my deepest respect to all who are learning German as a foreign language. Even we Germans are in a constant struggle against grammar and spelling, so don't be afraid about mistakes!

« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2008, 15:25 »
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I don't find German grammar so difficult, with the advantage that it has fewer exceptions than others.  The problems I find are the gender of the words (most of which I have completely forgotten) and that thing of having the verb at the end of the sentence (easy to do, but making comprehension very difficult). 

Regards,
Adelaide

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« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2008, 15:41 »
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Yeah, genders are hard, beacause you have to learn them by heart and you forget them very fast if you don't practice. I understand a lot, but it's much harder for me to say something :D

Three more movies for you:
- a classic by Wim Wenders : Der Himmel uber Berlin
- a newer movie: Das Experiment
- movie based on a great novel by Michel Houellebecq: Elementarteilchen

« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2008, 15:54 »
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Are German compose words like Elementarteilchen part of the language or anyone can create them?

CofkoCof

« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2008, 16:09 »
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They are part of the language, you just put different words together to make a new word :D Write "longest german word" in google and you'll see  :o

« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2008, 08:11 »
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I'd also endorse:
Goodbye Lenin, Himmer uber Berlin, and Das Leben der Anderen - are all fantastic movies.

Some other good ones are: Der bewegte Mann, Rossini and Mostly Martha.
As a way of learning the language though you could also try to track down some American movies that have been dubbed over in German - often the language will be simpler than moves that are originally in German, and the themes and storyline are probably more familiar too. Basically almost all Hollywood movies are shown in Germany with voice-over rather than subtitles so it shouldn't be too difficult.

« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2008, 16:43 »
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I would recommend: "Barfuss" newbielink:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfuss_%28Film%29 [nonactive]
and: "Erbsen auf halb sechs" (yes I know that's a very strange title) newbielink:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erbsen_auf_halb_sechs [nonactive]
and of course "Das Boot"


 

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